Research Assistant/Associate in Continuum Modelling

Imperial College London Department of Mechanical Engineering

Job summary

The Electrochemical Science & Engineering Group is looking to hire a battery modeller to join our diverse and expanding team at the centre of cutting-edge research in electrochemical storage. Funded directly by industry or by a range of research bodies such as EPSRC, Innovate UK and the Faraday Institution, we work with our collaborators to develop the next generation of batteries and Battery Management Systems, with the goal of improving...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG02313
  • Date posted 14 October 2022
  • Closing date 2 December 2022

Key information about the role

  • Location South Kensington Campus - Hybrid
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary £38,194 – £50,834 plus benefits
  • Department Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

The Electrochemical Science & Engineering Group is looking to hire a battery modeller to join our diverse and expanding team at the centre of cutting-edge research in electrochemical storage. Funded directly by industry or by a range of research bodies such as EPSRC, Innovate UK and the Faraday Institution, we work with our collaborators to develop the next generation of batteries and Battery Management Systems, with the goal of improving their performance and lifetime.

Models are required to estimate the state of high energy batteries and control them on- and offline. This allows us to design high performance and long-lasting battery packs. 

Our research group is interdisciplinary and currently spreads across four different departments within Imperial College London. We work at the interface between science and engineering of electrochemical devices. With over 50 postdoctoral & postgraduate researchers, we are a vibrant team with industrial and academic contacts. 

Duties and responsibilities

    • You will primarily be developing continuum models of lithium-ion batteries.
    • You will be working with the wider experimental team to gather data for model parametrisations and validation
    • You will assist in the planning of the research and assist with the publication of findings. 
    • You will liaise with industrial or academic collaborators or sponsors.

Essential requirements

    • You should have a degree in a relevant subject area for appointment at Research Assistant level. Completing a PhD (or equivalent) in a pertinent area would allow appointment as a Research Associate.
    • You must have experience of working in a research environment.
    • Experience of multiphysics modelling is essential.
    • Knowledge of research methods and statistical procedures is essential.

Full information about the duties and requirements can be found in the Job Description.

Further information

This is a fixed term position for up to 24 months in the first instance.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £38,194 - £41,388 per annum.

Queries relating to the position should be directed to Dr Martina De Marco at m.de-marco12@imperial.ac.uk

To apply, please click “APPLY NOW” to go through to the online application form. Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact ME-HR.Requests@imperial.ac.uk.

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We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.