Two Postdoctoral Research Assistants in Mathematical Modelling of Batteries

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Salary Range: 

salary £31,604 - £38,833 p.a.

Appointment Term: 

Fixed-term until end of Project (28 February 2021)

Closing Date: 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 12:00


We invite applications for two Postdoctoral Research Assistants to undertake research in battery modeling within the Multi-Scale Mathematical Modeling Fast Start Project of the Faraday Institution to work with Professors S.J. Chapman and C.P. Please at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. These positions are fixed-term until the end of the project (28 February 2021).

The postholders will work on specific aspects of the project undertaking fundamental research in asymptotics, homogensiation and numerics to develop, analyse and solve models of the coupled electrochemistry, mechanics and heat flow that determine the behaviour of batteries.  Preference will be given to candidates with a strong mathematical background in asymptotics, partial differential equations, and experience of modelling physical systems.

Applicants will have, or be close to completing, a PhD in mathematics or a related discipline with expertise in modelling practical problems using analytical or numerical approaches for solving PDEs and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Administrator (email:, quoting vacancy reference 133459.

Applicants should read the job description before writing their application. You will be required to upload a letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including full list of publications, a statement of research interests and the contact details of two referees as part of your online application.  (NOTE: Applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and making sure that their letters are received by the closing date).

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.  To apply for this post and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below

Only applications received before 12:00 noon Wednesday 2nd May 2018 UK time on can be considered.

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