Faraday Institution Research Associate

The University of Manchester - School of Chemistry

Closing Date : 08/03/2018
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : From 1 March 2018 until 31 January 2021
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
School/Directorate : School of Chemistry
Division : Materials
Hours Per week : Full time
Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum according to relevant experience
Location : Harwell Campus
Job Reference : S&E-11443

A position as a Faraday Institution Research Fellow is available in the School of Chemistry, to be based at Diamond Light Source with the group of Dr. Robert Weatherup. You will perform research using operando X-ray spectroscopy to investigate electrode-electrolyte interfaces, in support of a large collaborative project on Li-ion battery degradation funded through the newly established Faraday Institution. The work will include the development of photoelectron transparent graphene membranes and custom electrochemical cells to enable x-ray photoelectron and absorption spectroscopy measurements of anode and cathode materials in Li-ion cells during operation. The position will be predominantly based at Diamond Light Source, on the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus but may from time to time also involve work at the University of Manchester, as well as international synchrotron facilities.

You should have, or be working towards, a PhD in chemistry, physics, engineering, or a related discipline, with a proven track record of research and publications. Experience in applying for and using synchrotron techniques is an advantage, as is a working knowledge of x-ray spectroscopy and/or electrochemistry. Applicants will be expected to work in an interdisciplinary environment and interact with a team of scientists with a wide range of expertise in materials science and electrochemistry. You should be capable of working under your own initiative, as well as providing daily guidance to PhD students within the group.

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit: http://www.materials.manchester.ac.uk/about-us/athena-swan/

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Robert Weatherup, Diamond-Manchester Research Fellow

Email: robert.weatherup@manchester.ac.uk

General enquiries:

Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:

Email: universityofmanchester@helpmeapply.co.uk

Tel: 0161 850 2004

Date of external posting: 6 February 2018.

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website - click on the 'Apply' button below to find out more.

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