Research Associate - Battery Degradation and Cell Testing; Battery Electrodes: Structure and Function x 2 (Fixed Term) University of Cambridge, Department of Chemistry United Kingdom

Research Associate - Battery Degradation and Cell Testing; Battery Electrodes: Structure and Function x 2 (Fixed Term)

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


Applications are invited for two or more post-doctoral research associate positions in the group led by Professor Clare P. Grey to work on battery degradation and cell testing, Li-air batteries, and Battery Electrodes more generally. The project will involve the use of standard and more complex synthesis/assembly of batteries and the design and implementation of various techniques for electrochemical testing and characterisation.


Applicants must have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in inorganic/materials chemistry or other related areas. Previous experience in electrochemistry, working in lithium ion batteries or related technologies, as well as a strong background in the characterisation of batteries or related electrochemical processes, are essential. Candidates with exceptionally strong experience in magnetic resonance (NMR and EPR) with relevant experience in solid state (materials) chemistry will also be considered. The ability to work in teams is desirable.


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 include a 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 MA17751 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


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