Research Fellow in Electric Vehicle Battery Management Algorithms

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£33,309 to £37,127 per annum with additional performance related pay up to £46,409 per annum
19 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
18 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School/Department School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered
Contract type Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period Until 31 July 2022
Salary £33,309 to £37,127 per annum with additional performance related pay up to £46,409 per annum
Apply by 18/09/2019

Role Description

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research fellowship, working on a pair of exciting new vehicle electrification projects using lithium-sulfur batteries. The projects are funded by Innovate UK and the European Horizon 2020, and are being undertaken with partners from the battery supply chain and the automotive sector.  The project will involve the characterization of batteries subject to degradation in use, the parameterization of state estimators and the development of robust parameter-tuning software suitable for an industrial development environment. Algorithms will be demonstrated on real battery packs hosted by an industrial partner and in Cranfield’s own laboratories.

You will be expected to contribute to the design, development and demonstration of the system, including model-based work and practical laboratory work, and to work closely with our industrial and research partners. The research fellow will also be expected to help mentor PhD and MSc students working in the group.

Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant engineering discipline or be close to completion and have experience of practical laboratory work with electrical devices or systems.  Prior experience of relevant algorithm development (e.g. Kalman filters, ANFIS) and software development in MATLAB and Simulink is also advantageous.

The post is available immediately and is offered on a fixed end-date basis, terminating on 31 July 2022.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Daniel Auger, Senior Lecturer in Vehicle Systems and Control,, or Dr Abbas Fotouhi, Lecturer in Advanced Vehicle Engineering.