Research Leader, Battery Storage and Integration Program

Canberra, Australia
24 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Working in partnership with the ACT Government, the Australian National University Energy Change Institute (ECI - ) has secured a unique and dynamic opportunity for the University to become a world leader in Battery Storage and Integration.

The Research Leader, Battery Storage and Integration Program will have a unique opportunity to build a research group, integrated with the ECI's broad portfolio of research strengths, and working collaboratively with ANU researchers in related fields. The Program will bridge the areas of battery technology and power network integration, and the Research Leader will engage strongly with industry, government, end-users, researchers, the media and the wider public to address the challenges of climate change through new and innovative methods.

We are seeking an outstanding researcher to develop a world leading research and research-led education program in Battery Storage and Integration; informing public policy development; and promoting outreach and engagement with government, industry and the community. The Research Leader will have internationally recognised research experience in a field related to Battery Storage and Integration. This expertise should be complemented by strong skills in managing and leading large research projects, and in mentoring research staff and students.

A significant start up allocation that includes funding for research staff, students, operating support and infrastructure has been committed for this new program. The successful candidate should have a PhD in Engineering, Chemistry, Physics or a relevant field with an outstanding track record of independent research in the field of Battery Storage and Integration, and demonstrated engagement with industry, government and the wider community. An attractive remuneration package commensurate with academic standing and leadership capabilities will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

This is a great opportunity to build a world-leading, impactful research program in Battery Storage and Integration, enhancing world-leading research capabilities in the ANU and within the Australian Capital Territory.

For further information please contact KPMG Executive Search and Selection’s Kate Robinson on +61 7 3233 9604 or via quoting reference number 10644.

Applications close on Monday 18 December 2017.