Research Assistant/Associate in Chemical Engineering
Imperial College London Department of Chemical Engineering
United Kingdom

Job summary

The Department of Chemical Engineering is seeking a talented, motivated and experienced researcher to develop new materials for Na-ion battery anodes based on carbon and carbon/Sn composites. Na-ion batteries are a sustainable alternative to Li-ion batteries on their way to becoming commercial.  This project will address some of the burning challenges in the field related to high capacity anodes operating at high rates as well as the...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG01558
  • Date posted 8 February 2021
  • Closing date 10 March 2021

Key information about the role

  • Location South Kensington Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary £36,045 – £48,340 plus benefits
  • Department Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

The Department of Chemical Engineering is seeking a talented, motivated and experienced researcher to develop new materials for Na-ion battery anodes based on carbon and carbon/Sn composites. Na-ion batteries are a sustainable alternative to Li-ion batteries on their way to becoming commercial.  This project will address some of the burning challenges in the field related to high capacity anodes operating at high rates as well as the challenging understanding and engineering of the solid electrolyte interface.

Duties and responsibilities

You will be responsible for disseminating the results in scientific meetings and international conferences and engaging with the rest of the battery team to ensure the best collaborative outputs.

Essential requirements

You should have expertise in Na-ion battery research in particular hydrothermal synthesis of carbon materials and engineering carbon morphology to create unique Sn/C composites. In addition you should be familiar with the techniques used for battery assembly (coin and pouch cells) as well as all the needed electrochemical techniques required for battery characterisation. Also experience with synchrotron-based X-ray techniques for in operando battery characterisation, in particular X-ray Absorption and X-Ray Pair Distribution Function is required.

Further information

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £36,045 – £39,183 per annum.

The post is available from 01 April 2021 for 4 months in the first instance, with the possibility of extension.  The post is based in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London (South Kensington Campus).

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Prof. Magda Titirici (m.titirici@imperial.ac.uk).

To apply, please select the "Apply Now" button at the top of this page.  Please ensure you include a completed application form with your submission. 

Further information about the post is available in the job description.

Should you have any queries about the application process please contact chemeng.staffing@imperial.ac.uk.

Closing date: Midnight on Wednesday 10th March 2021

For technical issues when applying online, please contact: recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional Information

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research/


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