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Research Assistant/Associate in continuum-scale modelling of high energy density batteries for use in hybrid battery packs

Imperial College London - Mechanical Engineering

Location: London
Salary: £33,380 to £45,547 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th August 2018
Closes: 9th September 2018
Job Ref: ENG00466

Campus: South Kensington, London

The Electrochemical Science & Engineering Group is looking to hire a researcher proficient in the use of physics based models to develop continuum scale models for high-energy lithium-ion batteries. Our rapidly expanding research group is at the centre of high quality research into electrochemical storage. In this project, we focus on developing the next generation hybrid chemistry battery packs and battery management systems, with the goal of improving performance and lifetime. 

The purpose of this post is to work closely with a counterpart experimentalist to develop the understanding of the phenomena limiting the batteries’ performance in hybrid packs. You will collaborate with other modellers and coders to inform the development of novel, physics-informed estimation and control algorithms for battery management systems. The level of industrial collaboration associated with this position makes it ideal for anyone looking to build relationships in this field.

Duties and Responsibilities 

You will be:

  • Developing suitable continuum multiphysics models of lithium-ion batteries
  • Assisting experimentalists in gathering data for model parametrisation and validation
  • Aiding the other modellers in the group in their development of reduced order models

You will also be expected to plan and conduct your own work, publishing papers and presenting your work at national and international conferences.

Skills, knowledge and experience 

  • You will need a degree in Physical Sciences, Engineering or Mathematics (or equivalent experience).
  • You should have experience of working in a research environment, with knowledge of research and statistical methods
  • You must have experience of Multiphysics modelling, and lithium-ion batteries
  • You will be expected to use creative thinking and apply this to problem-solving, and the development of new concepts

Key information: 

This is a fixed term position for up to 30months.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £33,380 - £35,061 per annum.

Our preferred method of application is via our website. Please visit our website using the provided link for more information about the post and the application process. 

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/ 

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level.

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research 

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

   
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