Research Fellow in Cell Development and Electrochemical Testing


Location: Coventry
Salary: £29,799 to £38,833 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 5th March 2018
Closes: 3rd April 2018
Reference: 1717296

Fixed term contract until 28 February 2021.

WMG is an academic department at the University of Warwick, providing research, education and knowledge transfer in engineering, manufacturing and technology. We are one of the world’s leading research and education groups with state of the art technologies, working with industries to help them to improve their competitiveness through innovation and new technologies.

We have a great opportunity for a Research Fellow to work closely with academics, research staff and consortium members to apply advanced computational multiscale models of Li-ion batteries, as part of the our work with the Faraday Institution. You will focus on cell development and electrochemical testing, and will work closely with other Research Fellows to deliver project requirements. This role will be part of the Electrochemical Engineer group that specializes in multidisciplinary research addressing the challenges of sustainable mobility and application of electrochemical techniques.

You will hold a good honours degree in chemistry, materials science, engineering or related discipline, along with a relevant PhD. You will need to have experience of electrochemical techniques and analysis, and experience of one or more material characterisations (SEM, XPS, XRD, etc.) Research experience of electrochemical energy devices would also be desirable. The job will involve taking a proactive and engaging role with consortium partners, and representing WMG (University of Warwick) at project meetings. There will be an element of travel to other participating Universities.

In return we will provide you with a great range of benefits which include an attractive pension scheme, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and Christmas closure, some fantastic savings on a wide range of products and services, and excellent learning and development opportunities.

For candidates who have not yet been awarded a PhD but are near to submission or have recently submitted their PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£28,936). Upon successful award of the PhD and evidence of this fact, candidates will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of the level 6 University grade structure (£29,799).

If you require further information about this position, please contact Dr. Emma Kendrick ( for an informal discussion.

Closing Date: 3 April 2018.

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.