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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Continuum Battery Modelling (2 posts)

University of Oxford - Department of Engineering Science

Location: Oxford
Salary: £32,236 to £39,609 Grade 7, p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th November 2018
Closes: 26th November 2018
Job Ref: 137998

Department of Engineering Science, Begbroke Science Park, Begbroke Hill, Woodstock Road, Begbroke, Oxfordshire

Grade 7: £32,236 – £39,609 p.a.

We seek two full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistants in Continuum Battery Modelling or characterisation to join Professor Monroe’s team in the Energy and Power Group (EPG) of the Department of Engineering Science (Begbroke Science Park). The positions are funded until 30 November 2019.

We aim to produce simulations that rationalise and contrast how solid lithium-ion conductors of the oxide and sulphide types perform. There may also be accompanying experimental efforts to investigate lithium-conductive materials. We will examine how bulk and interfacial properties control electrochemical behaviour, ideally creating a theory that illustrates impacts of space charging, surface reactions, grain structure, and mechanics. The work is part of an EPSRC programme “Solid-State Lithium Batteries” led by Professor C Grey (Cambridge), with Profe4ssors P Bruce (Oxford), A Aguadero (Imperial), and A Morris (Birmingham), who will implement complementary experiments and atomistic modeling. Some research may also be supported by the Materials Research Hub for Energy Capture, Conversion, and Storage.

You should have (or near completion) a PhD in engineering, physics, mathematics, or an allied discipline. Your publications should demonstrate competency and experience with electrochemical simulations. You will be responsible for developing theories on paper and implementing them in software, and will participate in EPG activities, programme meetings, and external conferences.

Please address informal enquiries to Gemma Watson, Senior Research Manager using the email address below.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 26 November 2018 can be considered. You will need to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit the advertised position), CV, and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

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