Research Fellow – Li-ion Battery Modelling and Simplification


Location: Coventry
Salary: £29,799 to £38,833 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 8th March 2018
Closes: 8th April 2018
Reference: 1717943

Fixed Term Contract until 28/2/2021.

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 Li-ion Battery Modelling and Simplification, and will work closely with other Research Fellows to deliver project requirements. This role will be part of the Energy Systems group that specializes in multidisciplinary research addressing the challenges of sustainable mobility that includes the integration of complex electrical systems, energy storage and management and advanced propulsion systems.

You will hold a good honours degree in a relevant field (Mathematics, Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science), along with a PhD in a relevant discipline. You will need to have experience Li-ion battery modelling or model reduction for BMS. An understanding of the implementation and application of electrochemical battery models and Li-ion battery degradation mechanisms is also 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 (£28,936pa). Upon successful award of the PhD and evidence of this fact, candidates will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure (£29,799pa).

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

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.