Process Technician - Battery Degradation


Location: Coventry
Salary: £25,728 to £28,936 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 12th April 2018
Closes: 3rd May 2018
Reference: 1723019

Full Time, Fixed Term Contract until 31/12/2020

Do you have experience of working in a laboratory environment or converting industry? Do you have technical expertise in material characterisation and testing?

WMG at the University of Warwick are seeking to appoint a Process Technician to provide technical support for the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC). The EIC includes a £13 million Battery Materials Scale-Up Pilot Line, which provides a one-stop- shop for the development and analysis of new battery chemistries from concept to full proven traction batteries, avaliable in sufficient quantities for industrial scale testing.

The role is predominantly based on laboratory work and will involve the use of chemicals, handling of battery materials and solvents, performing diagnostics and characterisation of batteries. Activities will be supported by access to materials characterisation equipment: SEM, X-Ray Tomography, XRD and other analytical techniques. The role will also use cutting-edge forensic techniques and to be involved in the development of new operando approaches to understand real-time failure mechanisms.

The role requires relevant experience in a related engineering discipline as you will be responsible for providing support to both internal and external collaborators. As a result, you should possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as a high level of awareness for health and safety.

This is an exciting opportunity for a creative, ambitious and flexible individual looking to join the growing area of battery research and characterisation within automotive energy storage. In return, we will provide you with a great range of benefits, which include an attractive pension scheme, 26 days holiday plus Christmas closure, some fantastic savings on a wide range of products and services, and excellent learning and development opportunities.

The University has also signed up to the Technician Commitment, an exciting initiative aimed at ensuring greater visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technical staff across all disciplines in Higher Education.

Closing date: 3 May 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.