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Research Fellow in the Development of Energy Materials

University College London - Chemistry

Location: London
Salary: £35,328 to £42,701 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 20th May 2019
Closes: 23rd June 2019

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £35,328 - £42,701 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to work in the group of Prof Jawwad Darr in the Department of Chemistry at University College London. The post is funded through an EPSRC-funded hub, the Joint University-Industry Consortium for Energy (Materials) and Devices (JUICED), which seeks to accelerate the development of energy materials from lab to scale up devices. Thus, the successful candidate will work as part of a larger multidisciplinary team and support experimental synthesis, characterisation and evaluation of materials for energy applications. The postholder will work on or collaborate with others in the hub on the development of energy materials, particularly on Mg ion batteries as well as other energy materials applications. Effective and regular interaction is required with experimental colleagues at University College London and the wider hub researchers developing energy materials and devices. The breadth and scope of the JUICED hub guarantees exposure to other topical application areas, such as various analytical (including electrochemical) and synthetic methods. The post is available for a period of 18 months in the first instance.

The successful candidate will have a PhD degree (or near to being awarded a PhD) in Chemistry, Physics or Materials Science in a relevant subject area such as solid-state chemistry, nanomaterials, inorganic materials synthesis and characterisation or electrochemistry. The appointee will have knowledge of research techniques in Mg ion batteries and a substantial track record of X-ray structural methods (including structure refinement), as well as a strong publication track record and a demonstrated commitment to excellence and exceptional skills in materials synthesis and testing. They will be expected to work in a highly multidisciplinary collaborative team and have effective communication skills as well as the skills to develop an independent programme in Mg ion batteries. They must also have an excellent safety record and be able to present complex information to a range of audiences. Please note, appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6 (salary £30,922 - £32,607 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above. Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof Jawwad Darr ( ). Any queries on the application process can be directed to Judith James – , as we wish to encourage online applications.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.

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