Research Assistant/Associate (Scanning Probe Microscopy) - D107622R2

Newcastle University - Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering - Natural and Environmental Sciences - Enabling Science and Technology

£27,285 to £28,936 (PhD nearing completion)
£29,799 to £38,833 (PhD Awarded)

A Research Assistant/Associate is required to work in the framework of the UK’s Faraday Institution on mitigating the degradation of Lithium Ion Batteries (LIBs). You will investigate the degradation of LIBs with scanning probe microscopy employing electrochemical atomic force microscopy and electrochemical scanning tunnelling microscopy. Model anodes, cathodes and solid electrolyte interfaces will be studied. The findings will be combined with the results of our partners to obtain a holistic understanding of degradation processes in LIBs.

You must have a PhD (awarded or nearing completion) in chemistry/physical chemistry, physics or a related discipline, with previous experience in scanning probe microscopy; experience of preparation and characterization of LIBs is desirable. Experience in the supervision of postgraduates is advantageous.

The post is available fixed term for 12 months and is full time.

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Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers.  We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

Previous applicants for D107622R need not apply.

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