Research Assistant/Associate – Electrical Engineering

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Research Assistant, Research Associate/Fellow



The work of this role is directly related to the achievement of the above Global Goals.

Website Newcastle University

The School of Engineering are looking for a Research Assistant/Associate to work in a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional collaborative team in the field of Li-ion battery safety.  You will play a vital role in the SafeBatt project (funded by the Faraday Institution).

Your role is to take lead and help the SafeBatt Team during preparations for experiments, assembly of the systems, charging and discharging of batteries (modules/ EV packs) and the installation of sensors, thermocouples etc.  A key part of your role will be the analysis of the data produced by these activities.

The role involves carrying out tests in external facilities so it important that you can travel for periods of around 1-2 weeks at a time.  These field work activities include working outside in varying environmental conditions including lifting and carrying heavy equipment.

You will have the opportunity to work with many external collaborators on different sites.  Due to the work being carried out on external sites, appointment will be subject to Baseline Personal Security Screening.

Please contact Dr Wojciech Mrozik at to have a chat about this opportunity.

To apply please upload a CV and letter of application that evidences of how you meet the essential criteria required for the role outlined in The Person section of the job description found here.

Interviews will be held on 14th June 2024.

This is a fixed-term position for a period of 12 months, supported by Prof Paul Christensen and Dr Wojciech Mrozik.

Newcastle University is a global University where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.

We are committed to being a fully inclusive university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all of our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from individuals who can complement our existing teams, we believe that success is built on having teams whose backgrounds and experiences reflect the diversity of our university and student population.

At Newcastle University we hold a silver Athena Swan award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  We also hold a Race Equality Charter Bronze award in recognition of our work towards tackling race inequality in higher education REC.  We are a Disability Confident employer and will offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role as part of the offer and interview scheme.

In addition, we are a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

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