Assistant Professor (Battery Instrumentation) (104884)


Closing date: 15/02/2022

This role is Research & Teaching Focused

The WMG Energy Directorate is addressing many of the research challenges that underpin the UK’s strategy for decarbonation of the transport sector and energy network. One of the strategic research areas within the Directorate is the design of mathematical models and advanced characterisation methods that are required to optimise the manufacture and integration of next generation energy storage systems. Within this context, WMG has established a new research team investigating Smart Cell technology. Our vision is to transform the battery from a passive component into a mechatronic device, through the integration of sensing, communication, and control hardware directly within the battery at the point of manufacture. To further strengthen this team, we are recruiting a new Assistant Professor in Energy Storage Instrumentation.

The role is central to the planned growth of the Smart Cells Team. The post-holder will help define the research strategy and support the management of research and engineering staff. They will be expected to grow their own academic portfolio that will include both research and teaching. The supervision of PhD and Master’s students forms part of the role along with contributions to courses aimed at re-skilling engineers making the transition to energy storage related work.

You will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant engineering subject along with evidence of exceptional academic potential in the area of energy storage instrumentation. In return we will provide a great range of benefits which include an attractive pension scheme, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and Christmas closure, some fantastic savings on a wide range of products and services, and excellent learning and development opportunities

For an informal discussion related to the role, please contact: Professor James Marco ([email protected]).

At WMG we are committed to supporting staff to achieve their potential. We currently hold the Athena SWAN Silver Award and the University of Warwick holds an Institutional Silver Award: a national initiative that recognizes the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia. We are supportive of staff with caring responsibilities including a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, and onsite childcare facilities. We will consider applications for employment on a part-time or other flexible working basis, even where a position is advertised as full-time, unless there are operational or other objective reasons why it is not possible to do so.

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role can be found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick's jobs pages. You will be routed to this when you click here.

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