Research Fellow in Prototyping Batteries,UCL, UK

Postdoctoral Position in UK United Kingdom
Research Fellow in Prototyping Batteries: The UCL Department of Chemical Engineering seeks a passionate and skilled Research Fellow to advance the field of Li battery technology through the scalable templating layers based on Li-Al-P-O chemistry. This position is part of a cutting-edge initiative aimed at elevating the technology readiness level for commercialisation.

Research Fellow in Prototyping Advanced Li Batteries Using Scalable Templating Layers


Research Fellow

Research Area

  • Prototyping Advanced Li Batteries
  • Scalable Templating Layers
  • Electrochemical Science and Technology




  • Strong background in electrochemistry and Li battery technologies
  • Experience in Li battery cell assembly and characterisation
  • A PhD degree in a relevant field (appointment at Grade 7 requires PhD; candidates without a PhD will be appointed at Grade 6B)
  • Eligible for a skilled worker certificate of sponsorship or a global talent visa under UK Visas and Immigration legislation

Job Description

The selected candidate will undertake research focused on prototyping advanced Li batteries using scalable thin films as templating layers. The main duties include:

  • Making battery cells for lithium-ion batteries and all-solid-state batteries (coin up to pouch cells)
  • Developing battery cells using various approaches including cathode coating, anode coating, and anode-free configuration
  • Conducting electrochemical characterisation of battery cells (e.g., EIS, CV, cycling tests)
  • Analysing battery materials and cells using techniques such as X-ray CT, SEM, and TEM

What We Offer

  • 41 days holiday (27 days annual leave, 8 bank holidays, and 6 closure days)
  • Additional 5 days’ annual leave purchase scheme
  • Defined benefit career average revalued earnings pension scheme (CARE)
  • Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan
  • Immigration loan
  • Relocation scheme for certain posts
  • On-Site nursery and gym
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, and adoption pay
  • Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service
  • Discounted medical insurance

How to Apply

Interested candidates can apply through the UCL career portal at Apply Now. For queries about the position, contact Dr Yaoguang Song at or Lizzie Howie at If you require reasonable adjustments or need a more accessible format to apply, please contact

Commitment to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

UCL is committed to equality of opportunity and encourages applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their workforce, including Black, Asian, and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for Grade 9 and 10 roles, women. Learn more about our commitment at UCL Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion.

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