Full time, fixed term contract for 18 months.
WMG is a vibrant, cutting-edge research institution at the University of Warwick. We currently have a new electric BSA research project (funded through APC16) which will develop a middleweight retro-roadster that runs on a battery-powered electric motor, thereby meaningful for the rider and low impact for the environment. The project aims to create an authentic and best in class affordable electric-motorcycle whose design is unmistakably British, and is powered by green-fuel, contributing to the UK’s Net Zero target. Intelligent power-energy management and dynamic control will be utilised to maximise the energy efficiency while ensuring power delivery, stability, reliability and safety of the designed motorcycle.
Throughout this project, WMG will work closely with the industrial partners including BSA, Ashwoods, Hypermotive, Microlise and Vital Auto to underpin the successful project. With the strong support from partners, WMG will lead and be responsible for a range of deliverables across this project, including:
Design of multi-domain vehicle models across different levels of fidelity, enabling system design, component sizing and control development;
Battery characterisation and testing, and intelligent battery management system;
Advanced system dynamic control, and intelligent power-energy management strategies;
Integrated system design evaluation (from desk-based simulation to real-time verification) and real-time code generation;
Academic dissemination and engagement activities.
We are looking for a team of people for this project, who will be supervised by an experienced team of investigators in order to make the substantive progress required for the project.
For this role you will need a good honours degree in a relevant subject, as well as a good understanding of electrochemical energy storage technologies such as lithium-ion batteries, super-capacitors or other energy storage devices, and applicable test and characterisation techniques.
In return we will provide a great range of benefits which include an attractive pension scheme, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and Christmas closure, some fantastic savings on a wide range of products and services, and excellent learning and development opportunities.
At WMG we are committed to supporting staff to achieve their potential. We currently hold the Athena SWAN Bronze Award and the University of Warwick holds an Institutional Silver Award: a national initiative that recognises the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia. We are supportive of staff with caring responsibilities including a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, and onsite childcare facilities. We will consider applications for employment on a part-time or other flexible working basis, even where a position is advertised as full-time, unless there are operational or other objective reasons why it is not possible to do so.
You will be employed to work on the APC16 eBSA project in collaboration with industry and academic partners.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- To carry out defined programs of work to support collaborative research projects with our industry partners on battery testing and characterisation.
- To advance knowledge of battery testing and characterisation techniques such as for battery safety testing.
- To ensure that work package deliverables and milestones are delivered on time.
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