Grant Research Assistant

Salary:  Circa £25k DoE
Hours: Full time
Location: Plymouth Science Park with travel to Tavistock Tech Centre

Possible Hybrid working arrangement with 3 days onsite per week.

The Role:

We are on the lookout for a passionate Grant Research Assistant to join a small but mighty team, dedicated to securing funding from key UK government bodies including the Faraday Battery Challenge, SMART, Innovate UK, Climates and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC).

This role is instrumental in driving our mission to revolutionise EV battery recycling and champion sustainable practices in the industry. This will involve in-depth research using third party sources, as well as collaboration with the management team to understand and support both the technical and business aspects of the grants.

To succeed in this role, you’ll be a well organised self-starter with a genuine interest in the subject area you’ll be diving into. You’ll be able to work to tight deadlines, have strong written and verbal communication skills to effectively collaborate with our technical teams and having an good understanding or strong interest in chemistry would certainly be beneficial.

What You’ll Do:

  • Research & Data Compilation: Conduct thorough research to gather relevant data, technical information, statistics and case studies that fortify the foundation of our grant applications.
  • Research Market Trends: Using third party sources (APC, BNEF, McKinsey, etc) around supply chains, business models, target markets, customer segmentation, competing/existing technologies, regulations and forecasting growth rates.
  • Appendix Creation: Develop comprehensive and persuasive appendices, such as Gantt charts, Risk Registers and other documents as needed to provide supplementary information and evidence to strengthen our grant proposals.
  • Stakeholder Coordination: Collaborate with a wide variety of internal teams, including R&S Scientists, finance and management, to gather essential insights and information for inclusion in grant proposals.
  • Compliance: Ensure compliance with guidelines and regulations stipulated by the Faraday Battery Challenge, SMART, Innovate UK, APC and Climates when assisting in the preparation of meticulous grant applications.
  • Document Organisation: Maintain organisation of all documents and information, ensuring seamless collaboration within the team and efficient access to necessary materials.
  • Manage Deadlines: Work closely with the grant writing team to meet tight deadlines for grant submissions, demonstrating unwavering commitment to punctuality and precision.
  • Maintain Quality: Conduct thorough reviews and quality checks to ensure that grant applications and appendices adhere to the highest standards of clarity, coherence, and persuasiveness.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Experience and confidence in conducting thorough research, gathering technical data and presenting findings.
  • Degree qualification ideally in a related subject that required the completion of a research project.
  • Genuine interest in the technical side of Altilium’s mission and a passion for our cause.
  • Expert MS Word, Excel and data management skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, with ability to organise and present information in a compelling manner.
  • Strong written communication skills, with the ability to convey complex information with clarity and persuasiveness.
  • Strong team player, comfortable working in a small fast-paced team and startup environment.
  • An understanding of chemistry, a technical background in mining or battery recycling are all advantageous but not essential.

About Us:

Altilium is a UK-based clean technology group supporting the transformation of the global energy sector from fossil-based to zero-carbon.

Our vision is for a circular and domestic EV battery supply chain, where the critical minerals powering the energy transition are safely recovered from recycling end-of-life EV batteries and mine tailings, saving natural resources and reducing mining.

We are developing the green processing technologies and building at-scale recycling infrastructure to decarbonise the automotive supply chain, providing the lowest carbon, most eco-friendly battery materials for a cleaner transport future.

This is your opportunity to be in at the beginning of the sixth wave industrial revolution, providing circular energy solutions to the UK and Europe as part of a global team.

We’re working to be an inclusive employer and we encourage people from all backgrounds, ways of thinking and working to apply. We love that everyone brings different perspectives and experiences.

We strive to eliminate any barriers that might prevent individuals from showcasing their skills and qualifications. If you require adjustments at any stage of the application process or to the role, please let us know and we’ll see how we can accommodate them.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Work from home

Application question(s):

  • Do you have an understanding of chemistry or a technical background in mining or battery recycling?
  • Do you have experience in conducting thorough research, gathering technical data and presenting findings?


  • Bachelor’s (required)

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Ability to Commute:

  • Plymouth (required)

Work Location: In person

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