Electron Microscope Operator – AR2044MR

We seek to appoint an operator to work as part of a team running the electron microscopy facility at the University of St Andrews. The facility comprises of a transmission and scanning transmission electron microscope(STEM), a high resolution scanning electron microscope (SEM) with focused ion beam (FIB), a conventional TEM, a conventional SEM and a field emission gun SEM. You will operate these facilities assisting users, perform service work, perform original research, train users and help to manages facilities. A PhD in electron microscopy is essential, preferably you will have specialist postdoctoral experience in some or all of HRTEM, FIB microscopy and EELS.

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This vacancy will close on 26th March 2018

Research Fellow – AR1940MR

 We have an opening for Research Fellow to work on a Research Council funded project on Photoacatalytic Remediation. This position is available immediately. We would expect you to have a PhD in chemistry, materials, physics or engineering and preferably experience directly relevant to the project, photoelectrochemistry and sol gel processing.


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This vacancy will close on 26th March 2018

PhD Vacancy: Interface Optimisation in Rechargeable Solid State Batteries

This studentship is funded by EPSRC and is linked to a Faraday institution funded project.

Faraday Institution

Founded in October 2017, the Faraday Institution is the UKs independent centre for electrochemical energy storage science and technology, supporting research, training, and analysis. Bringing together expertise from universities and industry, and as part of the Faraday Battery Challenge, the Faraday Institution endeavours to make the UK the go-to place for the research, development, manufacture and production of new electrical storage technologies for both the automotive and the wider relevant sectors.

The solid-state metal-anode battery SOLBAT consortium, within the framework of the Faraday Institution is led by Oxford and involves Cambridge, Glasgow, Liverpool, St. Andrews, Strathclyde, and UCL.  The solid state battery (SSB) is arguably the most important challenge in battery R&D today. As well as increasing energy density, lifetime and transforming safety, SSBs would enable step changes in the safety, driving range and longevity of electric vehicles (EVs).

The St Andrews activity in this consortium relates to ceramic processing and this studentship will focus upon optimising the interfaces between composite electrodes and the electrolyte.  Work will involve processing, microscopy and electrochemical evaluation.

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This vacancy will close on 30th March 2018

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