Postdoctoral Research Assistant in NMR Spectroscopy for Battery Materials

University of Oxford

Oxford, South East England, United Kingdom

Salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

The postdoctoral researcher will work in Professor Peter Bruce’s group. You will investigate the structure evolution accompanying anionic redox in high capacity lithium and sodium cathodes with the aim of unlocking the performance of these potentially transformational materials. Achieving this will require an understanding of the fundamental structure-property relationship. Solid-state NMR expertise with inorganic chemistry background is essential. You will develop research objectives and proposals, plan, manage and carry out research in the areas of high-capacity cathodes. You will be expected to collaborate with colleagues in the group who work on other research topics, for example, the development of solid-state electrolytes as part of the recently funded Faraday project.


You will have significant experience and expertise in solid-state NMR, inorganic chemistry and/or electrochemistry. You will have a research background in using solid-state NMR as a key method to investigate the structure and properties of both ordered and disordered materials. You will hold a PhD/DPhil (or be near completion) in a relevant area. You will have excellent oral and written communication skills, along with a strong record of journal publication or other output record commensurate with experience.


All applications must be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your application.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 4 January 2019. Interviews are scheduled to take place on 10 - 16 Jan 2019 and you must be available on one of these dates, either by Skype or in person. Please note in normal circumstances only interview travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: University of Oxford-itox_ac-138388

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