The Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford invites applications for two Postdoctoral Research Assistants to undertake research in battery modelling within the Multi-Scale Mathematical Modelling Fast Start Project of the Faraday Institution, to work with Professors SJ Chapman and CP Please. These positions are fixed-term until the end of the project (28 February 2021).
The postholders will work on specific aspects of the project undertaking fundamental research in asymptotics, homogensiation and numerics to develop, analyse and solve models of the coupled electrochemistry, mechanics and heat flow that determine the behaviour of batteries. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong mathematical background in asymptotics, partial differential equations, and experience of modelling physical systems.
Applicants will have, or be close to completing, a PhD in mathematics or a related discipline with expertise in modelling practical problems using analytical or numerical approaches for solving PDEs and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes.
Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Administrator using the email address below quoting vacancy reference 133459.
Applicants should read the job description before writing their application. You will be required to upload a letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including full list of publications, a statement of research interests and the contact details of two referees as part of your online application. (NOTE: Applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and making sure that their letters are received by the closing date).