|Salary:||£33,348 to £43,155 per annum|
|Placed On:||27th March 2023|
|Closes:||24th April 2023|
Fixed Term Contract for 2 years, 36.5 hours per week.
Looking to part of the electrification revolution? At WMG we do fundamental science in real format cells and are looking for a research fellow in next generation Li-ion cathodes and cells. WMG is a vibrant, cutting-edge research institution at the University of Warwick. We are looking for someone to join us as Research Fellow, to work on the development and application of next generation battery Li-ion battery cathodes discovery with advanced electrochemistry, microscopy and X-ray characterization. WMG have made significant investments in advanced characterization, including novel in-house X-ray absorption and PFIB-cryo electron microscopy, to complement the materials synthesis laboratory and battery pilot line. Interest areas include Ni-rich, single crystalline and lithium excess. Candidates would would be supervised by Professor of Battery Innovation Louis Piper at WMG. The planned projects would complement existing and future multi-disciplinary battery studies with both industry partners and Faraday Institution projects at WMG.
Successful candidates are expected to have a PhD in Solid State Chemistry or related disciplines (Physics or Materials Science) with experience of working in multi-disciplinary collaborative projects on next generation battery materials and cells. Applicants with experience of materials synthesis/characterization, such in-situ/operando X-ray diffraction/absorption (or related techniques) at Synchrotron facilities are desired, along with those will experience of battery material synthesis, cell manufacturing and testing. As part of the development and application of these capabilities the candidate will be expected to train personnel in performing measurements and analysis.
In return 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 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.
If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£32,411 pa). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of the level 6 of the University grade structure (£33,348 pa).
Interview Date: TBC
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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