Research Fellow - Battery and Cell Modelling


Location: Coventry
Salary: £29,799 to £38,833 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 16th April 2018
Closes: 13th May 2018
Reference: 1722353

Fixed Term Contract until 31 March 2020.

Do you have a strong background in a scientific or engineering discipline with experience of modelling electrochemical energy devices? Are you ready to join a world-leading research group with state-of-the-art facilities?

We are looking for a Research Fellow with a background in electrochemical modelling to investigate novel designs for batteries, cells and cell components.

Using the resources of our Energy Innovation Centre (EIC), you will be responsible for modelling cell designs and processes for next generation lithium ion batteries. This will include electrochemical models, electrodes, cells and electrochemical processes. The EIC includes a battery pilot line facility able to manufacture a range of battery chemistries and cell types. The function of the EIC is to allow manufacturing, characterisation and testing of energy storage at the system level. The pilot line facility is unique within the UK and will allow manufacturing and scientific challenges such as improving energy density, power density, cost, functional safety, reliability and improving lifetime to be addressed for the benefit of industry.

You should have experience of working within multi-person scientific projects and delivering results to time and budget. You would ideally have hands on experience of working with mathematical battery models and experience of battery and electrochemical cells is preferred, but prior experience in other fields will be considered. In addition to this, you will possess a good honours degree or equivalent in engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry or another relevant discipline and doctorate level qualification in a relevant research field.

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

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

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your 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 your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of the level 6 of the University grade structure (£29,799).

The University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes all applications. However, please note that due to the toxicity of chemicals used within this role, it is not a suitable role for pregnant women or those that are breastfeeding. The University reserves its rights under Schedule 22 of the Equality Act 2010 to ensure the protection of women in relation to pregnancy or maternity.

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.