Battery Research Scientist

  • Job Ref. 010705
  • Location Oxfordshire
  • Salary £ 27,000 - £ 37,000 p.a.
  • Job Type Permanent
  • Contact James Speller

Job Description

A world-leading developer of next-generation are looking to recruit a Battery Research Scientist to join our R&D team. The successful applicant will work within a close-knit group that will bring new ideas forward and develop them through rigorous testing from lab-scale through to pilot-scale. The role is highly hands-on, and will allow for the development of a variety of skills from materials chemistry, electrochemistry and advanced characterisation techniques.

Commutable from: Oxford, Bicester, Aylesbury, Swindon, Newbury, Reading, High Wycombe, Cirencester, Morton Marsh.

Salary: £ 27,000 - £ 37,000 p.a. + Pension + Flexible Working Hours

Suitable for: Research Scientist, Materials Scientist, Research Engineer.

The Role

To complete laboratory based research on new battery cell materials and designs.
Characterisation of materials using a wide range of analytical and electrochemical testing techniques with the aim of increasing cell energy density and cycle life.
Liaise with the existing R&D team to incorporate new materials improvements into state-of-the-art battery cells.
Liaise with the Production Development department to transfer new materials and design concepts into to pilot-scale production.
To report progress and findings to the Project Technical Lead and wider R&D team.
To prepare full technical reports and presentations on research findings and present them both internally and externally.

The Person

Previous experience in completing lab-based research into new materials batteries or other electrochemical devices would be beneficial.
Specific practical knowledge on materials and characterisation techniques would be useful.
Knowledge/experience in working in inert environments and with lithium metal.
Knowledge and practical experience of conducting electrochemical testing techniques such as cell cycling, cyclic voltammetry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS).
The ideal candidate will hold a degree or PhD in chemistry, electrochemistry or materials science.
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in collaboration with a team, possessing excellent attention to detail and commitment to work in a conscientious and safe manner.
Strong aptitude in using Excel, Microsoft Office, and PowerPoint, to analyse data, write comprehensive and coherent reports and deliver presentations with clarity.
Experience in writing scientific reports, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), undertaking Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) control measures and performing Risk Assessments.

To apply, please forward an up to date copy of your CV via email or call James Speller on 07557923976 for an informal discussion.

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