Research Associate/Research Fellow in Beyond Lithium-ion Anode Interfaces (fixed term)



£27,511 to £40,322 per annum, pro rata if applicable, depending on skills and experience (minimum £30,942 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Location: Jubilee Campus

Our research focuses on understanding the chemistry that underpins advanced batteries and how this can be used to unlock a new generation of energy storage technologies. The target is to enable sustainable alternatives to the lithium-ion battery. Our approach to address these challenges combines materials chemistry and electrochemistry and is delivered in collaboration with leading stakeholders in the energy storage sector. The project will focus on understanding the synergy between battery components (electrolyte, additives, electrodes etc.) and how each influence performance and decomposition at next-generation battery anodes. A range of in situ characterisation methods will be applied to reveal the evolving battery chemistry and interfacial electrochemical mechanisms. With collaborators, this knowledge will be used to design new electrolytes and additives. The successful applicant will develop expertise in electrochemistry, materials chemistry and device characterisation.

Candidates must have (or almost completed) a PhD in Chemistry, or a related discipline, and preferably have experience in electrochemical energy conversion and storage.

The post is offered on a full time (36.25 hours per week), fixed term contract for 12 months. Job share arrangements may be considered.

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