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Project Engineer - Battery Testing and Characterisation (104378-1310)

University of Warwick - WMG

Location: Coventry
Salary: £30,942 to £40,322 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th October 2021
Closes: 3rd November 2021
Job Ref: 1880000

Full Time, Fixed Term Contract

Within WMG’s Energy Innovation Centre – one of Europe’s largest battery research centres – the battery testing and characterisation research group specialises in multidisciplinary research into techniques that deliver a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of the behaviour of energy storage technologies. Our research covers all aspects of energy system development from materials, individual cells, through to complete battery packs. The group has an exciting opportunity for a creative, ambitious and flexible person looking to join the rapidly evolving area of battery research.

The successful candidate will possess a good track record gained through either an industrial or academic career, in the following areas: electrochemical engineering, energy storage systems, testing and characterisation techniques, and collaborative working within multidisciplinary projects. It is important that candidates have good experience or a deep interest in the fields of energy storage, electric vehicles, renewable energy and low carbon technologies and are able to evidence their capability in a subset of the following areas:

  • Knowledge of electrochemical energy storage systems, such as Lithium-ion, Sodium-ion, Lithium-Sulphur or super-capacitors
  • Knowledge of electro-chemical energy storage characterisation techniques.
  • Familiar with a range of battery cycling equipment and battery testing protocols (including high voltage) for characterising cell performance, degradation and ageing
  • Electrical engineering, electronics, instrumentation, sensors

We will provide a great range of benefits which include an attractive pension scheme, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and Christmas closure, some fantastic savings on a wide range of products and services, and excellent learning and development opportunities.

At WMG we are committed to supporting staff to achieve their potential. We currently hold the Athena SWAN Silver Award and the University of Warwick also holds an Institutional Silver Award: a national initiative that recognises the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia. We are supportive of staff with caring responsibilities including a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, and onsite childcare facilities.  We will consider applications for employment on a part-time or other flexible working basis, even where a position is advertised as full-time, unless there are operational or other objective reasons why it is not possible to do so.

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role can be found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick's jobs pages. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button.

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