Postdoctoral Research Associate In Surface Spectroscopy of Battery Electrodes - Grade 7
University of Liverpool
3d ago

Applications are sought for a position in advanced spectroscopy funded by the Faraday Institution. You will use a recently developed broad-

band femtosecond IR-Vis Sum Frequency Generation (SFG) experiment to study species at electrode surfaces in real-time to study the mechanisms of SEI formation.

In tandem to the SFG studies SHell Isolated Nanoparticle-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SHINERS) will be used to provide unprecedented levels of detail of electrode chemistry.

You will work within the Hardwick and Cowan groups at the University of Liverpool who have established expertise in the application of SHINERS and SFG spectroscopy.

You will have a strong background in femtosecond laser systems, expertise in advanced vibrational spectroscopies, ideally SFG spectroscopy.

As a postdoctoral research associate you will be tasked with in-lab mentoring of more junior members of the advanced spectroscopy team working on the state of the art 10 kHz experiment at Liverpool.

Alongside expertise in ultrafast spectroscopy experience in electrochemistry or surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy is highly desirable, although not essential.

You will be working within a large consortium of 7 institutions on this Faraday Institute Characterisation programme and the overarching aim of the programme is to develop complimentary characterisation capabilities for the UK battery community.

It is essential you have good interpersonal skills and the ability to engage with colleagues from a range of backgrounds.

You should have a PhD Chemical Physics / Physical Chemistry or closely related subject.

This is a Fixed Term post until 31st March 2021, with a potential extension thereafter.

Please note that our e-recruitment site is being upgraded and therefore will be temporarily unavailable from Monday 15 July 2019 5.

00pm until Thursday 25 July 2019. You can either submit your application prior to 15 July 2019 at 5.00pm, or once it is back up and running on 25 July 2019 as the vacancy will remain open until the close date.

Please download the Job Description if you wish to prepare your application.

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