Research Associate in Energy Storage (2 Posts)

University of Sheffield

Contract Type: The first post is fixed-term until 31 March 2022 and the second post is fixed-term until 31 July 2021 Faculty: Faculty of Engineering You will join a team of academic researchers and industrial partners to address key research challenges for static and mobile electrical energy storage.

You will have in-depth knowledge of batteries, energy storage systems, and practical system control. You will also have experience using modelling and simulation tools such as MATLAB/Simulink together with real-time control using embedded development platforms.

This role provides an ideal opportunity to undertake high-quality research collaborating with both industry and academia partners in the development of the next generation of storage. Note that we are not looking for battery material or chemistry researchers, the role will be at the energy storage system level. The EEE Department at Sheffield is respected internationally for our many important contributions in the field of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and we are also home to the UK’s fastest and largest research led grid connected energy storage facility. We turn brilliant ideas into advanced technology, developing solutions to contemporary problems.

More information about us and our research can be found at You will have a PhD (or be about to complete a PhD) in electrical/electronic engineering with a focus on battery technologies for power applications, or have equivalent experience. A strong scientific understanding of electrical energy storage technologies including the characteristics of different battery chemistries and awareness of alternative forms of electrical storage is essential.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development. We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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Job Category: Research
Job Type: Part Time
Job Location: Sheffield

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