Research Associate in Lithium Battery Cell Design, Assembly and Testing
Imperial College School of Mechanical Engineering
United Kingdom

Job Title:Research Associate in Lithium Battery Cell Design, Assembly and Testing
Reference: ENG00812
Date posted: 12 June 2019
Closing date :14 July 2019
Key information about the role
Location:South Kensington Campus
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Position type:Full time, fixed term
Salary:£34,397 – £42,654 plus benefits

Department : Mechanical Engineering 

 


Job summary


A world leading consortium in Electrochemical Storage, the Electrochemical Science & Engineering Group is looking to hire an experimental researcher to join their diverse and expanding team. The group is a multi-disciplinary group spanning across the Mechanical Engineering, Dyson School of Design Engineering, and Earth Science and Engineering. The group currently consists of 9 academic staff, >10 post-doctoral research associates and >20 PhD...

Job listing information

Department Department of Mechanical Engineering Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher
A world leading consortium in Electrochemical Storage, the Electrochemical Science & Engineering Group is looking to hire an experimental researcher to join their diverse and expanding team. The group is a multi-disciplinary group spanning across the Mechanical Engineering, Dyson School of Design Engineering, and Earth Science and Engineering. The group currently consists of 9 academic staff, >10 post-doctoral research associates and >20 PhD students. In this role the successful candidate will work with Dr Huizhi Wang within Mechanical Engineering.

 

Job:

 

This post is funded by EPSRC to develop new cell designs towards low-cost, high-energy-density and high-power-density lithium-ion batteries. The successful candidate will carry out experimental research of lithium-ion batteries. The detailed work will include design, fabrication and characterisation of lithium-ion battery cells.

The project will involve close collaborations with battery modellers and other experimentalists in the group as well as industrial partners.

 

Duties and responsibilities


As an experimentalist in our group, you will be required to:

Design, fabricate and test battery cells
Identify and develop suitable techniques for the collection and analysis of data
Assist modellers in parametrising physical and reduced order battery models
Take initiatives in planning and implementation of research

You will also be contributing to the success of future research bids and promoting the reputation of the group, and by extension the Department and College.

 

Essential requirements


To join our team you need to:

Have (or be close to completing) a PhD in Chemical Engineering/Chemistry/Materials Science/Physics/Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline, or equivalent experience;
Have practical experience in making and testing battery cells;
Have experience in designing test rigs;
Have knowledge of lithium batteries.


Further information


This is a fixed term position for up to 17 months in the first instance, with a start date between October and December 2019.

Queries relating to the position should be directed to Dr Huizhi Wang at huizhi.wang@imperial.ac.uk.

Our preferred method of application is via our website. Please click "APPLY NOW" to go through to the online application form. Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Miss Helen Stoneham at h.stoneham@imperial.ac.uk.

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk. Please ensure that you include the job reference number in any correspondence.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity, we are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

 

About us

 

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/

 

Documents


Job Description and Person Specification.docx
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.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

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


Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations:

Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
Deliver positive outcomes
Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
Develop and grow skills and expertise
Work in a planned and managed way
In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.


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