Professor of Battery Innovation


Location: Coventry
Salary: Competitive Salary
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 13th September 2018
Closes: 14th October 2018
Reference: 1755653

WMG is an academic department of the University of Warwick and host to over 600 people working across seven dedicated research and education centres. With an exclusive focus upon manufacturing, innovation, and technology, it has a £180m annual programme that enables ongoing investment in state-of-the-art facilities and expertise. It has an unmatched reputation for working alongside industrial partners in order to provide collaborative R&D, world class education, and knowledge transfer.

WMG’s Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) is a national facility for battery research across the R&D process from materials and electrochemistry through to application integration and recycling / re-use. The centre has recently had a £20M investment as part of the Energy Research Accelerator programme. The postholder will be expected to play a leadership role in the EIC, and this new post will complement existing expertise in electrochemical engineering, energy storage and management, electric machines and power electronics.

Applications are sought from experienced academics with an established body of academic research in areas related to battery chemistry, electrochemical innovation and/or battery recycling. She or he will have an international recognition for published work as well as a sustained history of obtaining grant funding, familiarity with working alongside industrial partners, and the ability to operate in a collegiate manner with academics from other disciplines. Crucially, she or he will be passionate about the future of battery research and applications and WMG’s role in delivering solutions to some of the technological challenges that R&D in this area will face.

How to Apply

The University of Warwick is being supported in this appointment by executive search firm Perrett Laver. For further details or to apply online, please visit quoting reference 3752.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Nataliya Mykhalchenko via or +44 (0)207 340 6237.

Applications should include a full CV and covering letter detailing academic and professional qualifications, relevant experience and interest.

The closing date for applications is 23:59 BST on 14/10/18.

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.