We are seeking a well organised and self-motivated researcher to work on the development of solid state batteries for electric vehicles. The work will be carried out in the group of Professor Mauro Pasta, and the project focuses on the collaboration between Nissan Motor Company and the SOLBAT consortium.
Applicants should hold a PhD/DPhil, or be near completion, in a relevant subject and have significant expertise in one or more of the following areas: solid state electrochemistry (including EIS, voltammetric methods, quartz microbalance); solid state materials chemistry; batteries, in particular Li-metal and solid state batteries; materials characterization including advanced imaging (i.e. FIB/SEM and TEM, spectroscopy and sample preparation) and X-ray techniques (i.e. XRD, XPS).
You should have significant experience in managing your own academic research and administrative activities along with excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings. You will also have a strong publication record in the areas mentioned in the overview of the role and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes. You will have the ability to identify research objectives and to carry out appropriate research activities within a given timescale, demonstrating the ability to work co-operatively with colleagues in an extremely fast-paced and intellectually stimulating environment.
This full-time fixed-term post, funded by the Nissan Motor Company and SOLBAT, is available immediately until 31 March 2021 in the first instance, and is based at the Department of Materials, Rex Richards Building, South Parks Road, Oxford.
All applications are to be made online, and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your application, which should be no more than five pages long. For further details including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 26 February 2020, with interviews for shortlisted candidates planned for 20 March 2020.