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CIC energiGUNE

Group Leader Organic And Hybrid Materials

Research Field: Chemistry 
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Job Summary

CIC energiGUNE is seeking an experienced researcher to lead a research group devoted to the design, characterization and cell integration of novel organic and hybrid materials.

Job Description

CIC energiGUNE is a research center specialized in energy, electrochemical storage (batteries and supercapacitors), thermal energy solutions and hydrogen, a member of the Basque Research and Technology Alliance- BRTA, and, a strategic initiative of the Basque Government. CIC energiGUNE was created in 2011 to generate excellent knowledge and at the same time useful for the Basque business network, being a reference in knowledge transfer.
CIC energiGUNE has a dynamic research team of more than 100 researchers and is extremely well equipped with a wide range of up-to-date facilities that are fully available for all its researchers. Also, the European Commission has recently awarded CIC energiGUNE with the ´HR Excellence in Research´ which reflects its commitment to achieving fair and transparent recruitment and appraisal procedures and certifies the existence of a stimulating and favorable work environment for researchers in the institution.
For more details on CIC energiGUNE's research activities please visit our website at
CIC energiGUNE is seeking an experienced researcher to lead a research group devoted to the design, characterization and cell integration of novel organic and hybrid materials.
Job functions:
• Provide technical direction and execution in the design and development of salts, binders, polymer-based electrolytes and organic redox materials for integration in different cell chemistries (Li-ion, Na-ion, Li metal, redox flow batteries, Li-S).
• Synthesis, structural characterization, measurement of ionic and electronic transport properties of polymer-based electrolytes.
• Development of solid-state cathodes using polymer-based electrolytes. Assembly and testing of solid-state cells.
• Understanding of chemical, electrochemical and mechanical degradation of electrode and electrolyte components during operation.
• Leadership role in various research activities, such as writing research proposals, project execution/reporting/management, writing high quality scientific research papers, and presenting research results at scientific conferences.
• Support the strategic long-term research in agreement with Scientific and Technology coordinators.
• Look after team member’s hiring and professional development. Mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.
• Development of strategic partnerships and collaborations.
• Experience pursuing development of intellectual property to protect technology developments and secure competitive position.


We are offering a permanent position that will give you a unique opportunity to continue developing a competitive Research Group.
As a Group Leader you will find a flourishing scientific community conducting synergistic research in both the universities and other CIC Labs already operating in the region.
In addition to the appeal of the entire project, CIC energiGUNE offers a competitive basic salary augmented by important benefits such as life insurance, special conditions for a private health insurance, etc. that compare favorably with the best global private and public institutions.
The Foundation will also help smooth the transition for you and your family, providing a welcome program that offers accommodation and addresses other aspects to help you integrate into the local environment.

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All applicants are invited to submit through this website a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae and two reference letters.
The selected candidate will also apply to an Ikerbasque Permanent Researcher position and should she/he meet the scientific standards of Ikerbasque´s (the Basque Foundation for Science) call to attract senior researchers to the Research Institutions in the Basque Country.
The recruitment process ends once the candidate is selected.
CIC energiGUNE is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

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Job Details

Type of Contract Permanent 
Status Full-time 
Hours Per Week   
Company/Institute CIC energiGUNE 
Country SPAIN 
State/Province Álava 
City Vitoria-Gasteiz 

Organization/Institute Contact Data

Organization CIC energiGUNE 
Organization/Institution Type Research Laboratory 
Faculty/Department/Research Lab  
Country SPAIN 
City Minano 
State/Province ALAVA 
Postal Code 01510 
Street Albert Einstein 48 
Phone + 34 945 297 108 
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Application Details

Envisaged Job Starting Date 2021-09-01 
Application Deadline 2022-07-31 
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Additional Requirements


Specific Requirements

• PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science, Materials Science, or a related field.
• Strong, hands-on battery research experience supported by a strong record of publications.
• Strong theoretical foundation in synthesis, chemical and characterization of organic solids. Deep understanding of structure-property relationships.
• Basic knowledge of electrochemistry.
• Ability to identify and solve technical problems
• Ability to clearly support and justify technical decisions based on data and results.
• Proficiency for quickly learning new skills or field of study.
• Good verbal and written communication skills in English
• Demonstrated self-motivation and ability to work independently.
• A good team player who can collaborate with other groups, academic and industrial partners.