Energy Storage Laboratory Manager

Salary:

£41,526 to £49,553 p.a., Grade 8. Consideration will be given to underfilling the post at a Grade 7 (£32,817 – £40,322 p.a.) with an appropriate adjustment in duties.


Department of Materials, Rex Richards Building, Oxford

Grade 8: £41,526 – £49,553 p.a. – Consideration will be given to underfilling the post at a Grade 7 (£32,817 – £40,322 p.a.) with an appropriate adjustment in duties.

We are seeking to appoint a full-time Laboratory Manager to join our research team working on the SOLBAT project within the Faraday Institution, based in the Rex Richards building.

You will be responsible for the general management of the Energy Storage Laboratory, providing a service to members of the research team, external partners and collaborators working in ES. You will support non-expert researchers using the analytical and battery fabrication tools, but will also have responsibilities for short-to-medium term projects in collaboration with key research partners on a variety of materials research topics.

With a good first degree in Chemistry or a closely related subject, you will have proven experience of ensuring the smooth operation of a university laboratory (or similar research environment). You will be able to work collaboratively as part of a team, building and maintaining effective working relationships with researchers and students from the Materials Department as well as visitors and collaborators from other University departments and industry. You will be well-organised and self-motivated with the ability to manage the day-to-day running of a research laboratory, able to identify and plan contingencies for potential issues that could disrupt research activity and to carry out appropriate research activities within a given time-scale.

Our aim is to conduct internationally leading, challenging, and potentially transformative ES research, by providing: integration and extension of existing UK research excellence in energy materials; critical mass of international excellence; collaboration and co-ordination; sharing and accessing of new, state-of-the-art facilities; operating as a beacon for excellence in UK energy storage materials; and providing a pipeline of basic science innovations for UK industry. Oxford University is the lead for the ESPRC SuperGen Energy Storage Hub (Prof Bruce) that involves a large number of academic and industrial partners, who can be integrated into the evolving Royce ES programme.

This post is currently available until 31 March 2022, with the possibility to extend until March 2023, subject to funding.

All applications must be made online here using the Oxford University E-Recruitment system, no later than 12 noon on 7 April 2021. You will be required to upload a CV and a Supporting Statement as part of your application.

Interviews are scheduled to take place shortly after the closing date and you must be available during this time via Zoom.

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