£31,604 to £38,833 p.a.
A position as a Faraday Institution Research Fellow is available in the School of Chemistry, to be based at Diamond Light Source with the group of Dr. Robert Weatherup. You will perform research using operando X-ray spectroscopy to investigate electrode-electrolyte interfaces, in support of a large collaborative project on Li-ion battery degradation funded through the newly established Faraday Institution. The work will include the development of photoelectron transparent graphene membranes and custom electrochemical cells to enable x-ray photoelectron and absorption spectroscopy measurements of anode and cathode materials in Li-ion cells during operation. The position will be predominantly based at Diamond Light Source, on the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus but may from time to time also involve work at the University of Manchester, as well as international synchrotron facilities.