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Ikerbasque Eusko Jaurlaritza

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CIC energiGUNE

Postdoc Position: Accelerated development of new electrode materials for Li- and Na-ion batteries

Research Field: Chemistry 
Sub Research Field:  

Job Summary

The person will work on the development of new electrode materials for next-generation Li-ion and Na-ion batteries. He/she will join the dynamic and multidisciplinary research team who has set up the Materials Acceleration Platform (MAP) of CIC energiGUNE to speed up the discovery rate of new battery materials. The candidate will be in charge to explore new families of promising compounds for high-energy electrode materials, with the help of the automatized modules for synthesis and characterization developed at CIC energiGUNE.

Job Description

The research activity will involve synthesis, structural, physico-chemical and electrochemical characterization of the electrode materials and will be done in close collaboration with world-leading industrial partners.

Main responsibilities:
? Synthesis of inorganic cathode materials using our new automated high-throughput laboratory platform.
? Physical-chemical and structural characterization of the synthesized materials (X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy, etc.)
? Electrochemical characterization of the most promising electrode materials.
? Collaboration in the development and optimization of automatized solutions for high-throughput characterization modules.
? Collaboration in the assessment of Machine Learning (SL) models of the self-driving experimental planner.
? Writing technical reports and scientific publications and participation to national and international conferences.

Área: Electrochemical energy storage (EES)
Research group: Advanced Electrode Materials


• 36-months contract and attractive professional development opportunities.
• Flexible working hours and hybrid distance/on-site work model.
• Full access to cutting-edge laboratory facilities and characterization platforms.
• Professional and personal development; opportunity to attend seminars, conferences, trainings, etc.
• Integrated, enthusiastic, international and multidisciplinary environment.

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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.

FP7 / PEOPLE / Marie Curie Actions

Research Framework Programme/
Marie Curie Actions
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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 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 2024-01-01 
Application Deadline 2023-12-31 
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


Specific Requirements

? PhD Degree in Materials Science, Chemistry or related fields.
? Solid background in inorganic synthesis, and physical-chemical and structural characterizations.
? Demonstrated self-motivation and autonomy.
? 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.

? Experience in electrochemical characterizations and in the battery field will be valued, but is not compulsory.
? Basic knowledge in computation and programming (e.g. Fortran, Python, C++) or willingness to develop these skills will be valued