UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

Research Fellow in High Power Energy Storage

Location
Guildford, United Kingdom
Salary
£31,302 to £35,211 per annum plus benefits
Posted
04 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Sep 2018
Ref
070218
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £31,302 to £35,211 per annum plus benefits   Fixed Term Contract until 31/03/2020
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Tuesday 04 September 2018
Closing Date:  Sunday 16 September 2018
Interview Date:  To be confirmed

Applications are invited for a research position RA1A with a start date soon after 1 October 2018 and duration of up to 18 months, within the EPSRC/ISCF-funded project on High Power Batteries. The work will involve experimental studies for the development and characterisation of high power batteries.

Requirements for this post are:

  1. A first degree in Engineering, Chemistry or Physics; and a PhD or an EngD or equivalent work experience in the areas of materials science and engineering or electrochemical devices.
  2. Experience in material functionalisation, material and nanomaterial processing, coating manufacturing, electrochemical device (battery, supercapacitor or hybrid) fabrication and electrochemical testing.
  3. Excellent experimental skills and experience in maintaining argon glovebox and carrying out experimental work in a glovebox.
  4. Microstructural material characterisation and physical material characterisation (e.g. using SEM); chemical characterisation (e.g. using FTIR and Raman techniques).
  5. Excellent record of publications of research papers in high reputation and high impact journals.

The post will be shared between two Departments at the University of Surrey: the Materials Group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences (prime investigator: Dr Tina Lekakou, email: C.Lekakou@surrey.ac.uk), and the Electrochemical Group in the Department of Chemistry (co-investigator: Professor Bob Slade, email: r.slade@surrey.ac.uk) at a nominal ratio of 2:1, respectively.

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