JOB PURPOSE To work in a multi-disciplinary team with industrial collaborators and research students to contribute to projects, in the area of Battery system design and system energy management. To undertake research in order to support the work of the Department and develop and enhance its reputation, both internal and external to the University. You will report to the Reader, Hybrid and Electric vehicles within the Advanced Propulsion Systems group at WMG. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Research 1. To establish a sound research base within the Department in order to pursue individual and collaborative research of high quality consistent with making a full active research contribution to the Department in line with its research strategy. 2. To secure, in collaboration with colleagues as appropriate, external funding through research grants or contracts to support a developing research agenda. 3. To manage research projects within the University, which includes supervising post-doctoral research assistant, research students, and technical and other support staff engaged in research. 4. To consider the value of research achievements within their potential commercial context and where appropriate and with the assistance of the Research and Impact Services, take appropriate action to protect such research results by patent application or copyright to the potential benefit of the University. 5. Where appropriate and expedient, to secure contract work to the benefit of (your) research activity and to provide resources to underpin this activity. 6. To publish research outcomes in appropriate journals of international standing and to publish and disseminate the result of research and scholarship in other reputable outlets. 7. To identify and explore with the Department and the University any entrepreneurial opportunities which may arise and to ensure that intellectual property rights are protected for the benefit of the University and the researcher. 8. To attend and present research findings and papers at academic and professional conferences, and to contribute to the external visibility of the department. 9. To contribute to the research plans developed by the Department, including providing such information as may be required by the Department to monitor the progress of each member of staff’s research programme and to support the Department fully in the preparation of material required for the REF or similar activities. 10. To help draft research reports for the Project Manager/Director. Administration and Other Activities 11. To undertake such specific departmental roles and management functions as may be reasonably required by the Head of Department. 12. To attend departmental meetings and to participate (where necessary) in other committees and working groups within the department, the faculty and the University. 13. To participate in relevant professional activities. 14. To engage in continuous professional development. 15. To undertake external commitments, which reflect well and enhance the reputation of the University. 16. To ensure compliance with health and safety in all aspects of work. The duties and responsibilities outlined are not intended to be an exhaustive list but provide guidance on the main aspects of the job. The potholder will be required to be flexible in their duties.