Research Fellow – Energy Storage Control BMS (104118-1509)



Full Time, Fixed term contract until 30 September 2022.

The WMG Electrical and Energy Systems 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 in model-based control engineering, preferably with real-time simulation and hardware-in-the-loop testing experience. The position is focussed on the design, development and testing of the new battery management system (BMS) control algorithms that are required to realise future advances in electric vehicles (EVs).

The successful candidates will be able to evidence their capability in a subset of the following areas:

  • Model-based control engineering, including the use of software packages such as MATLAB, Simulink for automatic code generation and control system verification.
  • Related battery management control requirements, such as the need for accurate and robust state-of-charge or state-of-health estimation.
  • Underpinning control methodologies, such as state estimation, predictive or intelligent control.
  • The use of embedded software and hardware systems for real-time control.
  • Real-time simulation and hardware-in-the-loop test methods, including techniques for test automation and distributed real-time computing.
  • The use of telematics and its integration with system control and diagnosis.
  • Good experience or a deep interest in the fields of electric vehicles, renewable energy or connected and autonomous vehicles.

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 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 require further information about this position, please contact Dr James Marco ( for an informal discussion.

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 (£30,497). 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 (£31,406).

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.

Interview Date: TBC