13 November 2019


Bath / UK



Research Associate positions in Computational Materials Chemistry – University Of BATH

The research programme at Bath will investigate structural, transport, electronic and interface properties of lithium battery materials using density functional theory (DFT), potentials-based molecular dynamics, and cluster-expansion based Monte Carlo techniques. This work will have strong links to the experimental synthesis, structural and electrochemical work performed in the overall project.

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The Faraday Institution has funded a new research consortium on ‘Next generation lithium-ion cathode materials (CATMAT)’ to explore and develop new materials for batteries that can be used for electric vehicles.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Apply computational techniques (both DFT and potentials-based methods) for the modelling of battery materials.
  • Apply computational techniques in the exploration of new materials and the prediction of ionic and electronic transport behaviour within bulk materials.
  • Prepare papers for publication in high quality international journals.
  • Give presentations at conferences.
  • Participate in meetings with research collaborators within the CATMAT project.
  • Assist in the supervision of PhD students within the research groups.
  • Undertake other duties required by the research team including presentations at the Faraday Institution Review meetings.
  • Identify sources of funding and provide assistance with preparing bids to funding bodies. Develop ability to secure own funding e.g. travel grants.
  • Contribute to the development of research objectives and proposals for own or joint research projects, with assistance of a mentor, if required.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Materials

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Program Period

Positions are available from 6 January 2020 for up to 44 months.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Materials or related discipline.
  • Experience in solid state chemistry or materials science.
  • Experience in Computer modelling of solid state materials (DFT and/or potentials-based).
  • Knowledge of solid state materials research in the area of energy materials.
  • Good track record of writing and publishing peer-reviewed papers – especially as main author.
  • Track record of conference talks.
  • Skills in computer modelling techniques as applied to solid-state battery materials (DFT and/or potentials-based).
  • Have the ability to work independently.
  • Flexibility in changes in the research programme.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Previous postdoctoral research experience.
  • Team worker.

Opportunity Cost


  • Salary Starting from £33,797, rising to £40,322.

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