Post Doctoral Researcher Position-2019 in University of Limerick, Ireland
Designation/Position- Post Doctoral Researcher Position-2019
University of Limerick, Ireland invites application for Post Doctoral Researcher Position-2019 from eligible and interested candidates
About- The University of Limerick (UL) with over 15,000 students and 1,400 staff is an energetic and enterprising institution with a proud record of innovation and excellence in education, research and scholarship. The dynamic, entrepreneurial and pioneering values which drive UL’s mission and strategy ensures that we capitalise on local, national and international engagement and connectivity. We are renowned for providing an outstanding student experience and conducting leading edge research. Our commitment is to make a difference by shaping the future through educating and empowering our students. UL is situated on a superb riverside campus of over 130 hectares with the River Shannon as a unifying focal point. Outstanding recreational, cultural and sporting facilities further enhance this exceptional learning and research environment. Post Doctoral Researcher Position-2019 in University of Limerick, Ireland
Research/Job Area- Chemistry, electrochemistry, materials science, and physics
Project Title- Development of Si Anode materials for Lithium ion batteries
Location- University of Limerick, Ireland
- Doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in relevant area (chemistry, electrochemistry, materials science, and physics). Must be finalised at time of application. Please give date of Viva.
- Strong publication record in top quartile journals with relevant publications as first author.
- Prior experience in battery electrochemistry.
- Prior experience of implementing a research project and contribution towards deliverables.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Experience in nanomaterials synthesis.
- Experience in Li-ion batteries.
- Post Doctoral experience in batteries.
- Experience in project management support.
- Experience in co-supervision of PhDs.
- Experience in device characterisation of nanostructures.
- Evidence of working with nanostructured materials.
- Experience in working in a multi-partner consortium and contribution to reports.
Job/Position Description- This position will involve materials and electrochemical battery research focused towards the development of nanostructured silicon based anodes for lithium ion batteries, their characterisation using a range of techniques such as XRD, SEM, TEM, and their evaluation in lithium ion half cells and full cells in a range of electrolytes including ionic liquids. The position will involve meeting the milestones and deliverables on the EU funded project in terms of provision of samples to partners in our work-packages in a timely manner and interaction and collaboration with multiple partners across Europe in Industry and Academia.
Contract Type: Specific Purpose
Salary Scale: €37,223 – €48,205 p.a. pro rata (maximum starting salary €44,266 p.a. pro rata)
How to Apply-
Screening: Initially applications for an advertised position are screened to determine if applicants have met the ‘Essential Criteria’ as outlined in the advertised job description. Only candidates who meet the ‘Essential Criteria’ will progress beyond this stage.
Shortlisting: Depending on the number of applications remaining, it may not be possible to interview every candidate who has passed the screening process. Therefore, at this stage the Selection Board for this position may review the applications which have passed screening and will select a final shortlist of candidates who in their view were most closely aligned to the post as advertised.
Interview: Once a shortlist has been finalised, all applicants will be notified of the status of their application. The final shortlist of candidates will then be invited to interview. We aim to provide at least one week’s notice to all candidates. The interview process may take the format of a standard interview and may also include a presentation – if so, you will be provided with details of this in your invitation to interview letter. Candidates may interview in person or also via our Video Conferencing facilities.
Prof Kevin M Ryan
Department of Chemical Sciences
University of Limerick
Last Date for Apply– 19 February 2019