Research Fellow, Thermal Management of Li-ion Batteries

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£33,797 per annum
14 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
28 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date: 28/09/2020
Salary: £33,797 per annum
Job category/type: Research

Job description

This 5-month Research Fellow post is available until 31 March 2021 and is funded by Innovate UK in relation to thermal management of Li-ion batteries. Phase change materials are used to hold batteries to enhance thermal management. The key task of the Research Fellow is to record the temperature, materials changes etc. when a battery-based caging system is heated which an industry partner will provide. Further research (literature review) could be added to this.

You are expected to be an active member of the research project assisting in the implementation of the research project and the planning and delivery of the research activity in the area of batteries based energy storage so that the overall research objectives of the project are met.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Have or be about to obtain a relevant PhD in an Engineering discipline such as Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical etc.
  • At least 3 years relevant research experience.
  • Publication record commensurate with career

For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen's University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email resourcing@qub.ac.uk.

Queen’s University Belfast is a driver of innovation based on our talented, multinational workforce. Throughout the University, our academics are collaborating across disciplines to develop new discoveries and insights, working with outside agencies and institutions on projects of international significance. We are connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential.

The School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is fully committed to the Athena SWAN Charter to encourage the advancement of the careers of women in science, engineering and technology (SET) in higher education and research. Our policies are in line with the University leadership in fostering an ethos of gender equality. In April 2012, QUB was the first UK University to be awarded a Silver institutional Athena SWAN Award.  We are ranked 1st in the UK for knowledge transfer partnerships, (Innovate UK) 9th in the UK for University facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018) and 14th in the UK for research quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

Based in Belfast, a modern capital city, our beautiful campus is surrounded by abundant acres of parkland and is renowned as one of the safest and affordable cities in the UK. The choice of local Schools from pre-nursery upwards are some of the best available, and lovers of the outdoors can enjoy any number of activities from rowing and kayaking to top class golf among many others. We are immensely proud of what our city and our University will offer you.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit.  We welcome applications from all sections of society and particularly from people with a disability.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but, in particular circumstances, may be renewed or made permanent, subject to availability of funding.

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