Research Associate - Battery Materials x 4 (Fixed Term)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Cambridge, ENGLAND
Deadline: 17 Jul 2017

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 associate to work in the group led by Professor Clare P. Grey on the development and characterisation of rechargeable battery materials.

The project will involve the use of standard and elaborated (e.g. spark plasma sintering, SPS) synthesis and various techniques for characterisation, e.g. powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), electron microscopy (SEM/TEM), and solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. Projects could involve the study of redox flow, lithium air, sodium and all solid-state batteries.

Applicants must have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in inorganic/materials chemistry or other related areas. Previous experience in either solid-state NMR spectroscopy/magnetic resonance imaging (as applied to inorganic materials), ionic liquids, or electrochemistry (of batteries fuel cells) is essential. Experience with operando/in-situ methods (such as Raman, IR, TEM), and/or solid state batteries, is desirable. 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 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 regarding the post, please contact Sharon Connor (sc867@cam.ac.uk ).

Please quote reference MA12448 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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