Careers and opportunities with FutureCat

A role with FutureCat means that you’ll be joining a multidisciplinary consortium across 5 universities and industry partners, working together in researching the next generation of cathodes in batteries.

As part of a Faraday Institution funded project, you’ll have the opportunity for networking across the UK battery research community, as well as professional training and development during your time on the project.

For more details on the FutureCat project please see About Us

Our current opportunities are:

Research Assistant/Associate  – based at University of Cambridge

Research Assistant/Associate in Li-ion Battery Cathodes (Fixed Term)

Closing Date: 12 August 2021

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant/Associate (Postdoctoral Researcher) in the Department of Engineering, to work on the development of future Li-ion battery cathodes. The post holder will be located at the University of Cambridge in the group of Prof. Michael De Volder (

PhD Studentship – Faraday Institution funded

Long-duration instrumented operando cell XAFS studies of modified Co-free cathodes: LNO and LNMOwith Professor Louis Piper, University of Warwick

PhD Studentship – funded by EPSRC

Development of resilient batteries : 3D tomography of electrode cracking mechanisms, and methods for mitigation – with Professor Beverley Inkson at the University of Sheffield.

PhD Studentship – Self Funded PhD 

Designing in Operando Battery Testing Cells for Neutron Scattering Measurements with Dr Alisyn Nedoma at the University of Sheffield plus Dr Gabriel Perez (Science Technology Facilities Council), Dr Emily Reynolds (Science Technology Facilities Council) and Dr Venkat Daramalla (University of Cambridge).

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