Salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.
Reporting to Professors Pasta and Nellist, you will be responsible for developing and applying electron microscope-based methods for imaging the microstructures of materials and interfaces in solid-state batteries and using spectroscopy for spatially localised chemical analysis. You will develop work flows for sample preparation, imaging and spectroscopy, and make use of a range of instruments including focused ion-beam, scanning electron microscope and transmission electron microscope instruments. The postholder is a member of a research group with responsibility for carrying out research on solid-state Li (and Na) metal batteries funded through the Faraday Institution Fast Start Grant, SOLBAT.
You will have a PhD (or be close to completion) in a relevant area, and will be self-motivated, able to plan and deliver a research project. We are looking for someone with experience of electron microscopy and spectroscopy of electrochemical energy storage device who seeks to be part of a substantial research activity at Oxford.
All applications must be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and a supporting statement as part of your application. Please do not attach any manuscripts, papers, transcripts, mark sheets or certificates as these will not be considered as part of your application.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 15 March 2019. Interviews are scheduled to take place at the Department of Materials in late March 2019 and you must be available either by Skype or in person. Please note in normal circumstances only interview travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed.