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Research Associate/Fellow (Fixed term)

University of Nottingham - Chemistry

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £30,487 to £45,585 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 28th November 2023
Closes: 7th January 2024
Job Ref: SCI488623

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic research fellow to work with our organic battery team and with our industrial collaborators. The candidate will work within the Nottingham Applied Materials and Interfaces Group (www.thenamilab.com) at the University of Nottingham. Our research focuses on understanding the chemistry that underpins advanced energy systems and how this knowledge can be used to unlock a new generation of energy storage technologies for electrification of the automotive sector. The target is to enable alternative, sustainable technologies that can supersede the lithium-ion battery and the group maintains active research programmes in lithium-ion batteries, magnesium batteries, lithium-air batteries and lithium-sulfur batteries. Our approach to address these challenges spans synthetic chemistry, electrochemistry and device development and is delivered in collaboration with leading stakeholders in the energy storage sector.

The role will start during the academic year 2023/2024 and will seek to develop a new class of organic cathodes to support sustainable, high power batteries. The role will combine organic synthesis, electrochemistry, device development and in situ analysis of the chemical reactions that underpin these new technologies. We encourage ambitious applications from any field of chemistry.

This is a full-time (36.25 hour), fixed-term post and is available for a period of 24 months.

The School values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.  The School of Chemistry holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award in recognition of our commitment to advancing women's careers in science. You can read more about what this means at http://www.athenaswan.org.uk/ and on our website http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/chemistry/about/athena-swan.aspx

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Lee Johnson Lee Johnson@Nottingham.ac.uk
Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration.  Please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration for more information.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see our Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge webpages.

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