Job offer in london Research Assistant/Associate in developing novel estimation and control modelling frameworks for hybrid battery-supercapacitor packs at Imperial College London

Campus: South Kensington, London

The Electrochemical Science & Engineering Group is a collaborative team at the forefront of Batteries technology. We are looking to hire a Research Associate with coding experience in a compiled language and knowledge of control theory to join our fast growing team at Imperial College London. 

This research position is funded through Innovate UK to the WiZer Batteries project. Our goal is to produce a Battery Management System that can process multiple, complex models describing different operating modes in real-time. In order to deliver more refined management of batteries, leading to improved performance in all areas. This research can then be applied to sectors such as performance and sports vehicles, as well as other niches where the UK motor industry excels. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

During the delivery of this research you will:

  • be in charge of developing and testing estimations and control algorithms for state estimations and control of hybrid packs.
  • help to implement these algorithms for state estimation
  • be supporting other modellers within the group in the improvement of coding

You will also deliver your research at conferences and contribute towards future research grants, all whilst developing contacts and research collaborations within the College and the wider community. 

Skills, knowledge and experience 

  • ­We are looking for applicants with a background in Physical Sciences, Engineering, Maths or Computing; you must have a degree in a subject that fits this criteria, although a doctoral degree may be useful.
  • You should have experience of working in a research environment, including understanding research methods and statistical procedures.
  • You should also have knowledge of control theory, and it would be considered an advantage if you are able to apply this to electrochemical storage devices

Key information: 

This is a fixed term position for up to 24 months.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £33,380 – £35,061 per annum.

Our preferred method of application is via our website. Please visit our website using the provided link for more information about the post and the application process.

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The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. 

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