RA – School of Chemistry

£30,395.00 – £33,199.00 p.a.

Melanie Britton


To create and contribute to the creation of knowledge by undertaking a specified range of   activities within an established research programme and/or specific research project.

Summary of Role

• Work within EPSRC/Faraday Institution Battery Characterisation Project to develop MRI for Quantitative Imaging of Multi-Scale Phenomena at Electrochemical Interfaces

• Operate within area of specialism

• Develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research

• Analyse and interpret research findings and results

• Report findings to Project Supervisor and Consortium

Main Duties / Responsibilities

The responsibilities may include some but not all of the responsibilities outlined below.

• To develop MRI methodology to perform in operando MRI visualisation of battery chemistry and behaviour.

• To design and test in situ electrochemical cells for MRI and multi-modal imaging experiments; develop and optimise MRI methods to characterise electroactive species • and map their distribution and transport during charge cycling; interpret MRI data and correlate with data from complementary multimodal characterisation methodologies.

• To work with project partners in the consortium, attend regular project meetings and make research presentations to the consortium.

• To develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research, with assistance of a mentor if required

• Analyse and interpret data

• Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding

• Disseminate research findings for publication, research seminars etc

• Supervise students on research related work and provide guidance to PhD students where appropriate to the discipline

• Contribute to developing new models, techniques and methods

• Undertake management/administration arising from research

• Contribute to research-related administration

• Contribute to enterprise, business development and/or public engagement activities of manifest benefit to the College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader

• Collect research data; this may be through a variety of research methods, such as scientific experimentation, literature reviews, and research interviews

• Present research outputs, including drafting academic publications or parts thereof, for example at seminars and as posters

• Provide guidance, as required, to support staff and any students who may be assisting with the research

• Deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines

Further details and apply here.