Research Associate in Advanced Batteries

University College London - UCL Chemical Engineering

UCL Chemical Engineering is a world-leading centre for research in electrochemical technology. An appointment is sought for a post-doctoral researcher to develop novel diagnostic tools and process technologies to support the recycling of lithium-ion batteries. The appointment is available for up to 2 years in the first instance.  

The key role of the post holder will be to perform leading research to develop techniques to assess the state-of-health and state-of-life of lithium ion batteries and assess their suitability for repurposing, recycle, etc. This will include techniques including acoustic diagnostics, electrochemical testing, 3D X-ray imaging techniques, machine vision, etc. The position will be based in the Electrochemical Innovation Lab ( in the Department of Chemical Engineering on the Bloomsbury campus of UCL and involve close collaboration with industry partners working on the VALUABLE Innovate UK project, as part of the Faraday Challenge.

This is a unique opportunity for a dynamic and ambitious experimental researcher with interests in advanced batteries to apply new techniques in imaging, acoustic diagnostics, machine automation, electrochemistry, etc. to perform transformative research that will lead to applied outcomes and high-impact science publications. The successful candidate will have significant experience in a research environment: knowledge of machine vision/automation, acoustic techniques, X-ray imaging and electrochemical testing is a strong advantage, as is experience of working with advanced batteries.  

You should hold (or soon expect to be awarded) a PhD in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering or a closely related discipline. You must be motivated, independent and hard-working with a strong research/technical background in areas relevant to this project. Peer reviewed publications in relevant fields are a requirement.

UCL vacancy reference: 1712043        

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Professor Dan Brett

Interview Date: TBC

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