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CIC energiGUNE

Head of laboratory

Research Field: Chemistry 
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Job Summary

CIC energiGUNE is looking for a Head of laboratory that will lead the organization and management of the centre’s laboratories and to guarantee the level of external and internal service by optimizing their operation.

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 is a reference in knowledge transfer and was created in 2011 to generate fundamental excellence knowledge useful for the Basque business network.
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 to all the research community. In 2019, the European Commission has awarded CIC energiGUNE with the ´HR Excellence in Research´ label, which reflects the center´s commitment to implement fair and transparent recruitment and appraisal practices, and certifies its salutary work environment.
For more details on CIC energiGUNE's research activities please visit our website at

CIC energiGUNE is looking for a Head of laboratory that will lead the organization and management of the centre’s laboratories and to guarantee the level of external and internal service by optimizing their operation.
• Commercial responsible of the of the laboratories (high added value equipment) external services, ensuring:
o Proactivity in the search for clients.
o Obtaining income from private financing.
o Quality of the service provided: deadlines for delivery of results
• Ensure benchmark and best practices in the published information of the services: catalogues, website, dossiers
• Control, supervise and verify the processes and practices in the laboratories, especially in the development of characterizations.
• Ensure the conditions of use and operation of the elements, instruments and equipment necessary to carry out activities in the laboratory.
• Supervise the work of the laboratory coordinators ensuring quality, good practices, maintenance of laboratory equipment and stocks, as well as organization, order and cleanliness of the lab.
• Ensure compliance with Health and Safety requirements.
• Give support carrying out research activities, technical assistance and projects where required.
• To implement and develop new methodologies, according to the needs that arise.


We offer a permanent contract to join an innovative and cutting-edge project focused on sustainability, value creation and the generation of collaborative ecosystems where the development of people and diversity is promoted.
Candidates will join an integrated, enthusiastic, and multidisciplinary institute making high quality research and impactful contributions to the energy and sustainability fields.
CIC energiGUNE will help smooth the transition for you and your family, providing a welcome program. We allow schedule flexibility and we operate under a hybrid remote/in-person work model.
CIC energiGUNE is located close to the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain), in the heart of the Basque Country. The Basque Country is the region with the highest R&D investment in Spain, with more than 20.000 researchers. The basque research ecosystem comprises a solid and collaborating community composed of universities, technology and cooperative research centers.
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The selection 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 
Researcher profile Recognised Researcher (R2), Established Researcher (R3)  
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 
Mobile Phone  

Application Details

Envisaged Job Starting Date 2022-12-01 
Application Deadline 2022-11-30 
How To Apply 

Additional Requirements


Specific Requirements

• Degree in chemistry and further training in analytical chemistry or equivalent experience.
• At least 5 years of direct laboratory experience
• Knowledge of characterization techniques:
o ICP, GC-MS, AE (mandatory).
o BET, UV-VIS, Mercury porosimeter (recommended).
• Proactive, with high capacity of commitment and team work, spirit of cooperation and personal improvement.
• Resolute, with a high level of autonomy and goal orientation.
• Good analytical, communication, leadership and interpersonal skills.
• Commercial and negotiations skills.
• Good verbal and written communication skills in English.
• Health and safety training will be highly valued.