Postdoctoral Research Associate in Energy Materials (FIXED TERM)




From £33,797 per annum

This is full time, fixed term post of 1 FTE for 36 months from start date

Interview Date: Wednesday 07 July 2021

The School of Chemistry is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate for a 36-month position.

Supported by a recent EPSRC grant from Dr Guanjie He’s group, the postholder will work on the design of cathode and electrolyte materials of rechargeable Zn-ion batteries.

The postholder will closely work with other group members and project collaborators to contribute to the synthesis, structural design, and development of cathode materials for rechargeable Zn-ion batteries and characterisation of their electrochemical performance. Structure-property correlations for cathode materials will be established. The postholder will also develop suitable hydrogel electrolytes and fabricate devices for high-low temperature battery application.

The postholder will have a PhD (or be near completion) in chemistry, chemical engineering, physics, materials or a related discipline and experience of the materials synthesis, characterisation, assembly and electrochemical evaluation of Zn-ion batteries or related energy storage devices. The experience of in-situ characterisation of batteries and hydrogel synthesis, and a strong track record in publishing high impact journal papers will be desirable.

University of Lincoln particularly welcome applications from a range of groups that are currently underrepresented in STEM such as members of the LGBTQ+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.

Please upload a CV and a Research Statement as part of your application. Please do not attach any manuscripts, papers, transcripts, mark sheets or certificates as these will not be considered as part of your application.

For any informal enquiries, please contact Dr Guanjie He via Email:

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