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Research Associate - Battery Materials (Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Applications are invited for up to four post-doctoral research associates to work in the group led by Professor Clare P. Grey on the beyond Li-ion technologies.

The project will involve the study of, lithium/air, metal/air, and all solid-state batteries using advanced electrochemical testing and ex-situ and operando characterisation techniques. Projects could involve the synthesis and characterisation (e.g. powder X-ray diffraction/spectroscopy, electron microscopy) of materials for energy applications.

Applicants must have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in inorganic/materials chemistry or other related areas. A strong background in electrochemistry (either batteries or fuel cells) and ex-situ characterization methods are essential.

Previous experience working in lithium ion batteries or related technologies, ionic liquids, and operando/in-situ characterization methods (such as Raman,, MS, IR, TEM) is desirable, as well as the ability to work in teams.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

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

For queries relating to your application or the application process, please contact Sharon Connor (email:

Please quote reference MA13808 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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