Research Assistant/Associate in Mechanics of Batteries (Fixed Term)

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A position exists, for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering, to work on Batteries

The post holder will be located in Central Cambridge Cambridgeshire, UK.

Lithium ion batteries with solid state electrolytes are prone to degradation by a range of mechanisms including dendrite formation, void formation and swell-induced fatigue and micro-cracking. The topology of the battery plays a role over a number of length scales, from macro scale geometry of battery to the microstructural scale of the mixing of the negative electrode in the electrolyte. Topology has a major effect both on performance and on the failure mechanisms.

There is a research opening for a Research Associate at the post-doctoral level (or a researcher who is soon to receive their PhD), with a working experience of solid mechanics and possibly with previous research on batteries or related electrochemical technology. The job is to develop a coupled mechanical and electrochemical model for battery performance and degradation.

The key responsibilities and duties are to conduct numerical research into the mechanics of batteries. The role holder is also expected take part in collaborative work, and contribute to seminars, and to take part in the research group's activities publish in the open literature and liaise with the sponsors.

The success full candidate must have obtained or be close to obtaining a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a related subjects. Must have some research experience, and a publication record.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will be appointed at Research Assistant level, which will be amended to Research Associate once the PhD has been awarded.

Salary Ranges: *Research Assistant: £29,605 - £33,966 *Research Associate: £36,024 - £44,263

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 18 months in the first instance.

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Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a list of publications and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact: Hilde Hambro, Group Administrator, email hh463@cam.ac.uk (Tel +01223 748 243)

Please quote reference NM39186 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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