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Research Associate in Redox-Flow Batteries (two posts available)
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-020969

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 09/02/2023

Salary: £34,308 to £42,155 per annum depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Department of Chemistry

Hours Per Week: Full time

Contract Duration: From as soon as possible until 2 January 2024

School / Directorate: School of Natural Sciences

The Electrochemistry research group at the University of Manchester have two vacancies for post-doctoral researchers working in the area of redox-flow batteries. The positions are funded through an exciting new project, supported by the German Federal agency for disruptive research, SPRIN-D. A recent challenge is in the area of long-term energy storage:

the Manchester Electrochemistry group was one of the successful teams. The Manchester project is around the area of membrane-less redox-flow batteries, and will be a very fast-paced one. The project is funded as a one year pilot, but if successful, further funding will be available to scale and deploy the technology to be developed.

The group are based in well-equipped, recently opened (2021) labs at the Royce Hub building on the Manchester campus. The group have excellent facilities for electrochemical work, and are currently funded by a range of active industrial and publically funded projects. For the SPRIN-D project, the successful candidates must show a high level of commitment to the project and have an interest in seeing their technology transferred to “real-life” applications.

  • The first of the two posts will be for an electrochemist with specific expertise in electrocatalysis. Catalyst preparation, characterization and deposition, as well as design and analysis of electrochemical experiments, will be the key tasks for this researcher.
  •  The second of the two posts will be for a researcher with more of a background in electrochemical engineering, since this role will involve flow cell design and the scale-up of devices. ​​​​​​​

The School/Department is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School/Department holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointment will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Prof Robert Dryfe


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.