Research associate in graphene-based energy storage devices

Submitted by Roni Peleg on Fri, 08/21/2015 - 19:51

A fixed-term, full time job opening exists in the Division of Electrical & Electronic Engineering in the University of Manchester. Based in the Power Conversion Group the job holder will work within an EPSRC-funded, cross-disciplinary team to develop next-generation, power / energy-dense super-capacitor and battery storage devices using graphene-based materials.

He will also be part of a much wider team of researchers at Manchester who have been at the forefront of graphene research since its discovery in 2004. Using state-of-the-art fabrication, analysis and life-cycle test systems, the goal will be to drive forward a new strand of research to evaluate the electrical performance and degradation / life-cycle of large-scale graphene-based supercapacitors and batteries.

Applicants will hold, or be about to obtain, a PhD in electrical engineering or electrochemistry. They must also have practical experience of using and instrumenting electrical systems, with experience in the modelling and testing of super-capacitors / batteries being a distinct advantage. They should be able to interact effectively with researchers from other disciplines and industrial partners.

Applications addressing the essential and desirable criteria should be made online and include an up to date CV.

Salary: £30,434 to £37,394 per annum