Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Solid State Batteries (2 posts)

University of Oxford

Oxford, South East England, United Kingdom

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

We are seeking outstanding candidates to work in the group of Professor Peter Bruce FRS, tackling the challenging fundamental problems at the interfaces between the electrodes and electrolyte in solid state batteries. You will have expertise in electrochemistry, surface science or solid state chemistry and in a range of analytical techniques to investigate the structure and properties of materials and their interfaces. You will have a good first degree and a completed doctorate (by the start date) in a relevant area. You will have excellent oral and written communication skills, along with a strong record of research commensurate with experience.


There are up to two posts available. The researcher(s) will develop research objectives and proposals, plan, manage and carry out research in the area of Li and/or Na solid-state batteries. You will investigate interfaces and develop a fundamental understanding of the processes taking place with the aim of overcoming the issues preventing the adoption of solid state batteries. You will be expected to collaborate with colleagues in the group, the Oxford SOLBAT team and the wider SOLBAT community. For full details of the post and the selection criteria, please see the job description.


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


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 8 April 2019. Interviews are scheduled to take place at the Department of Materials in mid-late April 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.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: University of Oxford-itox_ac-139771

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