Senior Research Fellow (Aerospace)




£41,526 to £49,553 per annum

Location: Coventry
Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 29th October 2020
Closes: 29th November 2020
Reference: 1873151

Full time, fixed term position until 30 September 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 or Senior Research Fellow who possess a successful track-record gained through either an industrial or an academic career, in the following areas: energy storage system modelling and simulation, fault identification and prognosis, and collaborative working within multidisciplinary projects with industry and academia. (Please note, this advert is for Senior Research Fellow, if you are interested in Research Fellow please apply under the relevant advert). The project is funded by Innovate UK and is led by an eVTOL (electric Vertical Take-off and Landing) aircraft manufacturer. This role would be within the Energy Innovation Centre – one of Europe’s largest battery research centres. This project focuses developing early detection methodology of lithium-ion battery safety critical mechanisms.

It is important that the candidate has a strong technical experience of working with batteries and associated modelling and simulation methods with a focus on diagnostics and prognostics.

The successful candidate will need to have a good honours degree in a relevant subject, along with a PhD in a relevant discipline and be able to evidence their capability in a subset of the following areas:

  • Understand lithium-ion battery degradation and failure mechanisms
  • Develop algorithms for battery state estimation, diagnostic and prognostics
  • In-depth knowledge of electrochemical energy storage characterisation techniques
  • Data collection and processing techniques, particularly applied to electrochemical energy storage system.

You will also work together with a Research Fellow supporting the testing and characterisation of cells, and other members of the Project Team.

In return 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 Bronze 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 Anup Barai ( or Dr Dhammika Widanalage ( for an informal discussion.

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 here.