Research Fellow (104285-1908)

Location:

Coventry

Salary:
£30,942 to £40,322 per annum

Full Time, Fixed Term Contract until March 2022

The WMG Energy Storage Group specialises in multidisciplinary research addressing the challenges of sustainable mobility that include the integration of complex electrical systems, energy storage and management and advanced propulsion. The group has an exciting opportunity for a Research Fellow who possess a successful track-record gained through either an industrial or an academic career, in the following areas: energy storage system testing, developing test methodologies, improving errors and uncertainty of test setup and collaborative working within multidisciplinary projects with industry and academia. This role would be within the Energy Innovation Centre – one of Europe’s largest battery research centres.

It is important that candidate have a strong technical experience of working with testing and characterisation methods. The successful candidate will need to have a good honours degree and possession of a PhD degree (or close to submission) in a relevant subject, and be able to evidence their capability in a subset of the following areas:

• In-depth knowledge of different characterisation techniques and experimental
setup
• Understanding of lithium-ion battery hazards under abusive conditions
• Understand source of error and uncertainty in lithium-ion battery testing
• Data collection and processing techniques
• Experience of delivering time critical industrial projects

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 Silver Award and the University of Warwick also holds an Institutional Silver Award: a national initiative that recognises 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.

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£30,046). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of the level 6 of the University grade structure (£30,942).

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 on the Apply button below.

Closing date: 2nd Sept 2021

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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