Research Associate in Computational Materials Modelling of Battery Materials

University of Cambridge Department of Chemistry

United Kingdom

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

A position is open for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to be based at the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, co-supervised by Prof Clare Grey ( and Dr Andrew Morris at the University of Birmingham (

In close collaboration with experimentalists, this project focuses on developing new first principles models of electrode coatings, surface reconstructions and oxygen loss in battery anodes and cathodes using planewave density-functional techniques.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in computational physics or chemistry, or other relevant disciplines, including a PhD in a relevant area. Experience of planewave DFT codes, spectroscopic calculations in DFT (e.g. NMR, EELS, XANES) and surface modelling would be advantageous. The ability to work both as part of a team, and independently, coupled with excellent communication, organisational and problem-solving skills are required.

The duties/responsibilities of this post include developing and driving research objectives, writing up work for presentation and publication, collaborating with industrial partners, assisting in the supervision of student research projects, and delivering seminars and occasional talks. The successful candidate will be expected to engage with the Faraday Institution. (www.

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For further information contact or Dr Andrew Morris, or Sharon Connor,

Please quote reference MA24113 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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