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Senior Research Associate/ Research Associate: Prognostic modelling of electric battery ageing

School of Computing and Communications
Salary:   £28,331 to £40,322
Closing Date:   Thursday 22 April 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  A3310

The School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University is looking to employ for the needs of the Lancaster Intelligent Robotic and Autonomous systems (LIRA) Centre a Senior Research Associate/Research Associate for a period of 24 months. The Senior Research Associate position requires a postdoctoral level. You will be in charge of the development of new methods for machine learning from experimental data of Lithium-ion batteries. 

We invite applications from enthusiastic individuals with experience in relevant aspects of Computer Science or Electrical Engineering. You must be able to demonstrate a research background in the area of AI and machine learning, and have excellent programming skills. Familiarity with the technologies and tools used in the physical modelling of batteries will put you at an advantage. We will also value highly your ability to learn rapidly and to adapt to new technologies beyond your current skills and expertise.

Your work will primarily support LIRA’s research on machine learning and AI and more specifically within the “Multi Scale Modelling” consortium (led by Imperial College London) of The Faraday Institution on experimental data from Lithium-ion batteries. Your findings will also feed into the MSM project. 

For the Senior Research Associate position you should hold a PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or a related discipline. Salary levels will depending achievements and experience to date. 

You will join us on an indefinite contract. However, the role remains contingent on external funding which, for this position, will initially be until 31st March 2023. 

Informal enquiries to Prof. Plamen Angelov, email:

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