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

Lithium ion batteries are prone to degradation by a range of mechanisms including dendritic 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.

The successful candidate should have a working experience of solid mechanics and ideally 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 to 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 successful candidate must have obtained or be close to obtaining a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or related subjects, and must have some research experience, and a publication record.

Salary Ranges: Research Assistant: £25,298 - £30,175, Research Associate: £30,175 - £38,183.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.

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-Fernandez, Group Administrator, email 

Closing date 11 August 2017

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