Research Fellow, Chemical and Process Engineering
Chemical & Process Engineering
Salary: £36,333 to £39,592 per annum
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Monday 29 May 2023
Applications are invited for a Research Fellow in Atomistic Modelling for Solid-state Batteries. The Research Fellow will work within a big consortium OPERA funded by Horizon Europe and will collaborate with leading experimental scientists from Spain, Germany, Norway, Austria, France, and Slovekia, who will develop zero-excess solid-state Li/Na-ion batteries, and operando technicques to understand the anode-electrolyte interfaces. We are looking for a highly motivated researcher with solid bresearch experience in atomistic materials modelling to carry out molecular dynamics (MD) and density functional theory (DFT) simulations. The candidate is expected to be familiar with battery materials including metal anode and solid electrolyte.
The post will be based within the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (SCCE) at the University of Surrey, and will have opportunity to interact with a vibrant Sustainable Energy and Materials research team with 15 academics and more than 40 PhD and postdoc researchers. The Sustainable Energy and Materials team at the University of Surrey has a strong background in the design, synthesis, optimisation and application of advanced functional materials for energy conversion and storage. The research group has specific interests in multiscale materials modelling combined with experimental approaches for a variety of sustainable electrochemical technologies including fuel cells, electrolysers, and batteries.
This position is for a duration of 30 months. The preferred start date would be as soon as possible from 1st of July, 2023.
Candidates must hold (or be close to completion of) a PhD in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Material Science, Physics or other relevant major degrees. Prior experience in MD and DFT simulations are essential. Candidates should apply online, carefully answer all the application form questions, and attach a curriculum vitae (with details on education, research experiences, successes and the relevant publications to date).
Prospective applicants can contact Dr Qiong Cai (Q.Cai@surrey.ac.uk) if they need any specific further information on the post.
Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary equivalent to Level 3.6 (£34,314) to successful applicants who have been awarded, but are yet to receive, their PhD certificate. Once the original PhD certificate has been submitted to the local HR Department, the salary will be increased to Level 4.1 (£35,308).