Research Fellow – Thermal Management of Li-ion Batteries




£33,797 per annum

This 5-month Research Fellow post is available until 31 March 2021 and is funded by Innovate UK in relation to thermal management of Li-ion batteries. Phase change materials are used to hold batteries to enhance thermal management. The key task of the Research Fellow is to record the temperature, materials changes etc. when a battery-based caging system is heated which an industry partner will provide. Further research (literature review) could be added to this.

You are expected to be an active member of the research project assisting in the implementation of the research project and the planning and delivery of the research activity in the area of batteries based energy storage so that the overall research objectives of the project are met.

Salary scale: £33,797 per annum

The successful candidate must have:
• Have or be about to obtain a relevant PhD in an Engineering discipline such as Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical etc.
• Proven relevant research experience.
• Publication record commensurate with career

Closing date: Monday 28 September 2020

Anticipated interview date: Monday 8 October 2020

For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website here. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email

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