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CIC energiGUNE

Postdoc researcher on solid state NMR characterization of battery materials

Research Field: Chemistry 
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Job Summary

CIC energiGUNE is seeking for a postdoctoral researcher to develop and apply solid state NMR in the characterization of electrode-electrolyte interphases and material degradation processes. In this research, ex-situ and operando solid state NMR techniques will be carried out in order to directly follow the impact of electrochemical cycling on the interphases of Lithium batteries. This work will also include the liquid state NMR investigation of postmortem samples.

Job Description

Main functions:

? Perform solid-state NMR experiments of organic and inorganic materials.
? Electrochemical characterizations and insitu NMR measurements.
? In situ cell assembly and NMR testing.
? Analysis of solid and liquid state NMR data.
? Writing technical reports and scientific publications and participation in national and international conferences.


CIC energiGUNE is a research center specialized in energy, electrochemical energy 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 150 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 (2019) 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


We are offering a 36-months contract and attractive professional development opportunities.
Access to a complete set of existing NMR laboratory infrastructure and equipment to ensure a fruitful stay and the fulfillment of the objectives in due time.

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 also help smooth the transition for you and your family, providing a welcome program that offers help with accommodation and addresses other aspects to help you integrate into the local environment (such as free language courses, help with schools for children, etc…).

CIC energiGUNE is located close to the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain), the capital 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 that lead the return per capita in the European H2020 programe.

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All applicants are invited to submit their application a detailed curriculum vitae at this website:

The selection process ends once the candidate is selected.

CIC energiGUNE is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

FP7 / PEOPLE / Marie Curie Actions

Research Framework Programme/
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Job Details

Type of Contract Temporary 
Researcher profile Recognised Researcher (R2), Established Researcher (R3)  
Status Full-time 
Hours Per Week 40  
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 2023-03-15 
Application Deadline 2023-05-28 
How To Apply 

Required Education Level

Required Education Level 1
Degree PhD or equivalent 
Degree Field Chemistry 

Required Languages

Required Languages 1
Language ENGLISH 
Language Level Excellent 

Additional Requirements


? PhD in NMR, Materials Science, Electrochemistry or related fields.
? Solid background in NMR (preferably solid-state NMR) and the operation of Bruker hardware and software.
? Hands-on experience of electrochemical testing methods would be a plus.
? A good team player who can collaborate well with other scientists.
? A highly motivated person with an interest in research.
? A good level of spoken and written English.

Specific Requirements