We are seeking a well organised and self-motivated researcher to work on the Faraday Institution funded SOLBAT project, reporting to Prof. Mauro Pasta.
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 a related field, 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 is available until 28th February 2021 in the first instance, and is based at the Department of Materials, Rex Richards Building, South Parks Road, Oxford. There is a possibility that the post may be extended if the project’s funding is extended.
All applications are to be made online using the Oxford University E-Recruitment system, no later than 12 noon on 12 November 2020. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your application, which should be no more than four pages long (one page cover letter, two page CV, one page publication list). Please do not attach any manuscripts, papers, transcripts, mark sheets or certificates as these will not be considered as part of your application. For further details including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below.
Interviews are scheduled to take place on 1 December 2020 and you must be available on that day via Zoom.