Research Assistant / Research Associate in Advanced Cathodes for Li-ion Batteries
University of Cambridge Department of Physics
United Kingdom

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31/03/2021 in the first instance with a possibility of extensions for up to two years contingent on renewal of funding.

A position exists for a Research Associate/Research Assistant in Advanced Cathodes for Li-ion Batteries at The Quantum Matter Group at the Department of Physics, University of Cambridge. The aim of the role is to develop and carry out research on novel cathodes and thin film electrodes for Li-ion batteries. The postholder will work within the Faraday Institution Futurecat Project and will be expected to work closely with others within the collaboration. The roleholder will work in the Dutton Group. For further information about the research group, candidates can refer to https://duttongroup.weebly.com/.

The successful candidate will hold (or be close to obtaining) a PhD in physical science or engineering or a closely related discipline with a proven track record in materials chemistry or condensed matter physics. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in materials synthesis, structural characterisation as demonstrated by publications in major journals. A solid understanding of electrochemistry is desirable. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

The post holder will be located at the Department of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0HE, UK.

Salary Ranges: Research Assistant: £26, 715 to £30, 942 (Grade 5); Research Associate: £32, 816 to £40, 322 (Grade 7).

The closing date for applications is 28th June 2020.

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 and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a publications list 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. Applicants will need to provide details of two academic referees, who we can contact. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BAME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

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If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact Dr Siân Dutton; email: sed33@cam.ac.uk . If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Sol Miah; e-mail: mott.hub@phy.cam.ac.uk .

Please quote reference KA23143 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


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