Research Associate in Next-generation Battery Cathodes

Lancaster University
August 25, 2024
Offerd Salary:£31,396 to £36,024
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Research Associate in Next-generation Battery Cathodes

Chemistry Location: Bailrigg, Lancaster, UK Salary: £31,396 to £36,024 (Full time, indefinite with end date) Closing Date: Sunday 25 August 2024 Interview Date: Monday 09 September 2024 Reference: 0714-24

The Department of Chemistry at Lancaster University is seeking to appoint a full time Research Associate in Next-generation K-ion Battery Cathodes to work in the group ofDr Xiao Hua . This role is indefinite, however subject to funding, which is currently available to 31/01/2027.

The project you will be working on involves the development of next-generation cathodes for K-ion batteries (KIBs) and the main duties of the role involve preparing and optimising a series of novel metal fluorides for the KIB cathode applications. The key objective of this work is to develop a comprehensive understanding of the relationship between the structure topology of the metal fluoride frameworks and their electrochemical properties.


You will:

  • Have a PhD degree (or bearing completion with their thesis submitted for examination) in chemistry or a related discipline.
  • Have experience in practical laboratory research.
  • Have good English communication skills.
  • Be able to demonstrate expertise in X-ray or neutron crystallography, or solid-state NMR

  • Generous holiday leave - 25 days (pro-rata) annual leave plus University closure days and bank holidays.
  • Access to employee pension scheme, and annual flexible benefits scheme.
  • We are committed to promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion across the Faculty, and supporting family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis. The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze Award, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in Higher Education and research. Please see the university's family friendly webpages to find out more - Family- friendly Lancaster - Lancaster University.
  • The Department of Chemistry was re-opened in 2012 and has undergone rapid expansion and development. The Department consists of a core complement of more than 20 members of academic staff and a thriving community of post- doctoral researchers, PGR and UG students. It ranks highly in the UK (9th in the Guardian University Guide 2024) with state-of-the-art labs housed in a completely refurbished building.

    Further information about the Department is available at: Chemistry - Lancaster University

    Lancaster University is highly ranked – 11th in the UK according to the Guardian University Guide 2024. It was awarded the Times International University of the Year in 2020 and University of the Year in 2018, and holds a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating. The University's campus is located in 560 acres of beautiful parkland on the edge of the small but vibrant city of Lancaster.

    Informal enquiries are welcome and should be addressed to Dr Xiao Hua ([email protected]).

    Please upload a cover letter and CV with your application.

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