Postdoctoral Research Assistant Position in University of Oxford, UK

Designation/Position- Postdoctoral Research Assistant

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University of Oxford, Department of Materials, Parks Road, Oxford offers  Postdoctoral Research Assistant Position in Electrochemistry of the Lithium-Air Battery topic. Eligible and interested candidate can apply online before 18 April 2018

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Professor Bruce’s research group is located in state-of-the-art laboratories on South Parks Road, and undertakes research in the Departments of Materials and Chemistry. You will have expertise in at least one of the following: electrochemistry, surface science, or spectroscopy. You will have background in electro-catalysis of oxygen reduction and evolution.

The Department of Materials has been awarded departmental Bronze Athena SWAN status in recognition of its efforts to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote gender equality and create a better working environment for both men and women. Job applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in research posts in the Department.

Research/Job area– Department of Materials

Project Title- Electrochemistry of the Lithium-Air Battery

Location- University of Oxford, Department of Materials, Parks Road, Oxford

Eligibility/Qualification- 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 journal publication or other output record commensurate with experience.

You will need to demonstrate a strong understanding of fundamental electrochemistry as well as experimental expertise demonstrating the ability to apply relevant electrochemical skills, techniques and methods including microkinetic tafel analysis, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, in-situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction, electrochemical impedance, electrolysis and computational diffusion models.

Job/Position Description- We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Researcher, to join the group of Professor Peter Bruce FRS, Wolfson Professor.

You will develop research objectives and proposals, plan, manage and carry out research in the area of Li-O2 batteries. You will investigate the electrochemistry of Li-O2 cells, with the aim of unlocking the performance of this potentially transformational energy storage technology. Achieving this will require a strong understanding of the fundamental electrochemical processes involved, such as O2 reduction and the lithium metal – electrolyte interface.

This full-time post is fixed-term for 1 year initially, up to 3 years total.

Grade 7: £31,604 – £38,833 p.a.

How to Apply- Eligible and interested candidate can apply online.

Contact Person- Julie Sahonta

Contact Email- [email protected]

Last Date for Apply– 12.00 noon on Wednesday 18 April 2018.

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