|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||£22,000 per annum|
|Placed On:||28th May 2021|
|Closes:||16th August 2021|
About the Project
UCL Department of Chemical Engineering is one of the top research and teaching departments in the UK, and is a leader in battery research. This PhD studentship is funded for 4 years. The successful candidate will carry out cutting-edge experimental research in the area of Lithium Sulfur batteries at the intersection of engineering, chemistry, physics and materials science.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
5.To contribute to the drafting and submission of articles to appropriate peer reviewed journals and progress reports as required.
This studentship is funded via the UK Faraday Institution. The successful candidate will join the LiSTAR (lithium sulfur battery) project, led by UCL, and study lithium sulfur batteries using electrochemical atomic force microscopy and related techniques.
Recipients will have access to multiple networking opportunities, industry visits, mentorship, internships, as well as quality experiences that will further develop knowledge, skills, and aspirations - Read more (https://www.faraday.ac.uk/education-skills/phd-researchers/). They will also benefit from a bespoke training programme (https://faraday.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/PhD_Training_Programme_Guide_2020-21.pdf)
The person appointed will have the essential skills, abilities, personal attributes and experience listed below. In your application, you should demonstrate how you meet the person specification, using examples.
Knowledge – including Qualifications
Essential: Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics or a related discipline
Desirable: Knowledge of electrochemical techniques Knowledge of scanning probe microscopy techniques (e.g. AFM)
Essential: Proficiency in conducting scientific experiments in Chemical/Materials Engineering or the Physical sciences Ability to manage time and work to deadlines Effective written and verbal communication skills (in English) Ability to present complex information effectively to range of audiences
Desirable: Experimental experience with electrochemistry and advanced materials characterisation Willingness to work at interdisciplinary boundaries Ability to interact with technical staff efficiency to achieve objectives.
Experience Desirable: Experience of working in/with industry
Essential: Commitment to the highest quality research, self-motivated and hard-working. Commitment to health and safety and the well-being of the research team.
The successful candidate must have a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics or a related field. Prior experience with specific experimental techniques (e.g., electrochemistry, atomic force microscopy) is desirable, but not essential. More important is the desire and motivation to think creatively and collaborate widely to achieve project objectives.
To express your interest in this position please email Dr Tom Miller (email@example.com) with your CV and fill in the Faraday Institution expression of interest form https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2K76M6V.
To apply please submit your application through the following link (specifying Dr Tom Miller as academic supervisor and including a statement of interest): https://www.ucl.ac.uk/adminsys/search/
Duration of studentship: 4 years
Stipend: £22,000 per annum
Start date: 1st October 2021
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