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Postdoc in modelling of packaging and analysis of Li-based battery cells and modules (2021-224-03621)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Energy Technology a position as Postdoc in model development for Lithium-battery based components is open for appointment from 1st September 2021 or soon thereafter. The position is available for a period of max 2 years with a strict termination date on 31st August 2023. Aalborg University contributes to the knowledge building of the global society as well as the development of prosperity, welfare and culture of Danish society. This is accomplished through research, research-based education, public sector services and knowledge collaboration.  AAU educates students for the future and activities are based on a dynamic and transformative collaboration with the surrounding community. The Department of Energy Technology is a dynamic engineering research department in continuous growth and inspiring surroundings.  The department has a very international environment and covers all areas of clean and sustainable energy systems of the future within electrical, thermal and mechatronic energy technology.  The department has campuses in both Aalborg and Esbjerg, this position is located in Aalborg. The mission is to be world leading in both research and research-based education of the energy engineers of the future.  The department has approx. 300 employees of many nationalities, of which 25 are administrative staff. In addition, the department constantly has approx. 50-70 guest researchers from around the world. Research and teaching are in the absolute world elite in the field of energy, and we have extensive and leading workshop and laboratory facilities, where research and innovation are carried out in direct collaboration with industry to a great extent. 

Job description

The postdoctoral position is linked to the Sustainable Energy Systems (SENSE) project, which investigates the technical and economic feasibility of using Lithium-ion capacitors for various renewable energy storage applications.

The research topics of the position include:
• Electrical and thermal model development based on Finite Element Multiphysics (FEM) models of Lithium-based battery cells and modules.
• Lithium cell performance characterization and structural/material analysis to extract key parameters for accurate model development
• FEM based analysis of existing cell/module design 
• Diagnostics of Lithium-based battery cells’ state of health for thermal performance assessment.
• Design of battery modules targeted for specific applications identified in the SENSE project.

Experience with building up detailed models in Finite Element Multiphysics Software as well as hands-on experience with battery cell characterization is an advantage.
 
The successful candidate should demonstrate a high publication record in top international journals and strong research activities within ideally all the above mentioned research fields

You may obtain further professional information from Associate Professor Christian Uhrenfeldt, phone +45 99 40 73 31, e-mail chu@et.aau.dk 
 
Read more about AAU at www.aau.dk 
Read more about the Department of Energy Technology at www.et.aau.dk 
 

Qualification requirements: 

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Mathilde Vestergaard HR-Servicecentre EST by mail est-ef-hr@adm.aau.dk  

Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here 

Agreement

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

Vacancy number

2021-224-03621

Deadline

02/08/2021

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