Project Engineer (Innovation in Lithium-Ion Battery Manufacture and Testing) (104174 – 0721)



Fixed Term Contract – 31 July 2022

36.5 hours per week

Do you have an interest in battery manufacture and testing? Do you have experience in energy storage electrochemical technologies (e.g. zinc batteries, supercapacitors, solid-state devices, lithium technologies)? Are you ready to join a leading group with world-class state-of-the-art battery facilities?

We are looking for a person with experience in electrochemical power devices, who would like to apply that experience to and learn about industrialisation aspects.

Working in WMG Energy Innovation centre, you will lead the delivery of research work with our industrial partners and university collaborators. You will investigate innovation in manufacture and testing activities related to electrochemical power devices, specifically pursuing a competitive position for technology breakthrough. R&D themes crosscut several technologies: zinc batteries, supercapacitors, solid-state devices, lithium technologies.

Underpinned all investigations will be the creation of new knowledge on battery manufacture and testing, specifically needed to move the technology a step close for industry deployment across the value chain in electrification.

The post will equipped you well for leading roles in industry and academia. You will be highly trained and gain new knowledge in industrial datasets for R&D, plus the commercialisation aspects of breakthrough technology innovation.

In return, you will have full access to multi-millions pound battery facilities in WMG Energy Innovation Centre, the UK state-of-the-art learning and discovery platform, open-access to industry and university collaborators.. Core activities cover materials, manufacturing, characterisation and testing verification of battery electrodes, cells, modules and packs. The facility supports test, development and scale-up of battery chemistries from concept to commercially viable devices for industrial evaluation.

As part of this role, you may be required to contribute towards academic publications, technical reports, conferences and dissemination activities.

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.

At WMG we are committed to supporting staff to achieve their potential. We currently hold the Athena SWAN Sliver 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.

Interview Date – TBC

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.