Head of Global Analytics

Location
Oxford, Oxfordshire (GB)
Posted
12 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Faraday Institution
Head of Global Analytics

The Faraday Institution is the UK's new, independent, national institute for battery research.  It will drive and accelerate fundamental research in developing battery technologies, and its translation.  Funded through the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the government's Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF), the Faraday Institution is part of coordinated activity between Innovate UK and EPSRC to meet the Faraday Battery Challenge, announced by the government in July 2017, of delivering an integrated programme of research, innovation and the scale-up of novel battery technologies.

The Institution will have a budget of £78 million over four years. This will be used to ramp up the Institution (which has been incorporated and registered as a charity), to establish a battery technology training programme, and to fund a series of research challenge projects carried out in the academic sector under the Faraday Institution's direction.  Drawing upon academic expertise in universities across the UK, it will deliver a research and training programme that is designed in conjunction with industry to keep the UK at the forefront of battery technology.

The Institution is now looking to appoint a Head of Global Analytics as part of its inaugural senior team.  The Head of Global Analytics will ensure that the Faraday Institution is seen as the UK’s definitive voice on battery technology and its impact on the economy and society.  They will achieve this through gathering global intelligence and conducting rigorous analysis of other countries’ activities and intentions in battery research, and also through developing a global model on battery fundamentals covering supply, demand and cost.

Candidates will have excellent analytical abilities and bring experience of leading modelling and analytical research teams.  A strong affinity with the broad benefits of battery technology will be important as will an international outlook and ability to build networks globally.  Good candidates will be naturally inquisitive with strong interpersonal skills, and will be able to express complex information in a digestible format in both writing and verbal presentation. 

The Faraday Institution is committed to delivering equality and diversity in all its activities.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Faraday Institution on this appointment. For Further Information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference RATNC. Alternatively email belinda.beck@saxbam.com or telephone 0207 227 0880 (during office hours).

Applications should arrive no later than noon on Tuesday 13 March 2018.

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