Battery Research Scientist

Location
Sheffield, South Yorkshire (GB)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
18 Jun 2018
Closes
16 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Battery Research Scientist

About us:

Faradion Limited is a leader in the development of next generation rechargeable batteries for the utility, automotive and consumer sectors. It has established research and development facilities at two UK sites, Oxford and Sheffield, has a growing IP portfolio and a committed team of scientists and engineers.

The company is leading a recently established £2 million project to develop sodium-ion batteries for automative power applications; this is a really exciting time for Faradion and shows the interest and drive in the market for sodium-ion batteries.  In addition, Faradion is leading a consortium on a £1.1 million project to develop anode materials and cell scale-up for sodium-ion technology.

To aid this research and development, they are seeking inquisitive minds, committed researchers and Chemistry professionals to grow and sustain the innovative environment at Faradion. Currently a team of 15, joining staff can expect an environment where deep thinking, academic creativity and novel approaches are all hugely valued. Individuals who enjoy idea generation, asking ‘why’ as well as ‘how’, and want to be part of a team engineering energy solutions for the future will certainly thrive here.

To find out more, visit: http://www.faradion.co.uk

About the role:

You will be taking the lead on key R&D activities, with technicians and scientists reporting to you. On a daily basis, you might be:

  • Conducting experimental design and implementation for assessment of Na-ion battery performance
  • Analysing data for battery development including physical and chemical characterisation and electrochemical testing
  • Preparing technical reports for dissemination throughout the company, making recommendations for technical progression
  • Reporting progress in regular updates to the Management Team

About you:

  • You’ll have am MSC / MEng or PhD in a relevant subject, such as Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Materials Science or similar
  • You’ll have experience of working with Li-ion or preferably Na-ion active materials, and cell build and electrochemical measurement techniques
  • You’ll appreciate that the development of new technology is time sensitive and the market is always changing; you’re the kind of person who is excited to join a dynamic environment where things are always moving forward and ideas are continually put forward and tested
  • You’ll have a proven track-record of contributing to scientific technical development in an R&D environment
  • Preferably, you’ll have experience with energy storage materials, inert atmosphere glove box procedures, electrochemical techniques and characterisation methods

Important information:

  • Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK
    Start date: July/August 2018, or as soon as possible
    Salary: Competitive/negotiable based on experience

How to apply:

  • Please submit a CV and covering letter by 9am on Monday 16th July 2018.

    Please ensure that your covering letter outlines any skills and experience relevant to the activities described above and specifies why you’re interested in joining the team at Faradion.