Artificial Intelligence for Energy Materials Lead

Purpose of the job:

  • Lead technical development projects and collaborations with industry and academia to develop the next generation of solid oxide electrochemical materials using AI/machine learning methodologies.
  • Bring cutting edge AI and machine learning methodologies to the wider Energy Materials team.
  • Work with the CSO (Chief Scientific Office) to deliver all aspects of project architecture, from project launch to a successful, developed project.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Technical lead role for AI technology projects, working in a multi-disciplinary, cross function project team providing AI expertise.

  • Demonstrate leadership skills and be a leader on the pitch to take initiative for tackling AI based development challenges.
  • Stay informed on the latest advancements for AI methodologies and bring them in-house.

  • Work across the Energy Materials Team, and wider business, to upskill team members and deliver AI techniques as required.

  • Communicate key information and recommendations to influence technical decisions.

  • Present progress and timing against targets to the technical management and program management office.


Knowledge, skills and experience:

In addition to a high level of professionalism, experience of industry driven projects, and working in a multidisciplinary team, the following are required:


  • Masters in Engineering, Maths or related field with cutting edge knowledge and expertise in AI and machine learning

  • Some experience in application of AI in other fields like materials development, electrochemistry, chemistry, physics, chemical engineering or related

  • Strong communication and influencing skills.

  • Delivery focused approach: being able to use technical knowledge and tools to push the delivery of projects.

  • Capable of working independently, safely, with a high level of dexterity and attention to detail

  • Good communication skills for discussing and reporting results verbally and in writing to engineers and scientists


  • Knowledge of materials in both high temperature and electrochemical applications.


Internal and External Relationships:



We welcome applications from candidates who are also fluent in Korean, Mandarin, Chinese or German as well as from those who have experience of working or living within these countries and cultures.


Applications from candidates outside the UK will be considered.  However, all offers of employment will be subject to meeting UK Right-to-Work legislation.


Closing date for applications:  28 March 2021