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CIC energiGUNE

Researcher in interfacial phenomena and nanoporous materials for energy applications

Research Field: Engineering 
Sub Research Field:  

Job Summary

We are looking for a researcher to join our interfacial phenomena and porous materials research group. This is an exciting opportunity to develop the scientific career in a dynamic and modern research environment. This position is not linked to a single project/funding, instead, it is related to the deployment of CIC energiGUNE scientific and strategic plans.

Job Description

Main functions:
• Perform high-quality research
• Publish the obtained results in high-impact journals
• Present the obtained results at international conferences
• Provide guidance to PhD-, Master- and visiting students when required
• Actively participate in research projects of the center
These techniques/methods would be used:
• Gas adsorption, porosimetry, TEM, SEM, FTIR, Raman, AFM, XPS, NMR, etc.
• Familiarity with wettability characterization and control
• Superhydrophobic and superlyophobic materials synthesis
• Hydrophobization techniques
• Monolith porous materials synthesis
• Hierarchical porous materials synthesis
• High-pressure equipment

Area: Thermal energy storage (TES)
Research group: Interfacial phenomena and porous media


For more details on CIC energiGUNE's research activities please visit our website at


• 3 to 6 years contract, that could become permanent depending on the performance of the researcher and the availability of a position.
• Competitive basic salary with benefits (health insurance…)
• Support and help in smooth the transition for you and your family with a Welcome Program (accommodation, immigration…)
• Flexible working hours and hybrid distance/on-site work model.
• Professional and personal development, including career plans, training actions, attendance to international conferences or seminars, etc.
• Integrated, enthusiastic, international and multidisciplinary environment.

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All applicants are invited to submit detailed curriculum vitae at this webpage:

The selection process ends once a candidate is selected.

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

FP7 / PEOPLE / 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 2023-09-30 
How To Apply  

Required Education Level

Required Education Level 1
Degree PhD or equivalent 
Degree Field Physics 

Required Languages

Required Languages 1
Language ENGLISH 
Language Level Excellent 

Additional Requirements


Specific Requirements

• PhD in Chemical, Physical or Engineering sciences
• A team player who can collaborate with other groups, technical centers, and industries
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
• Experience in thermal and thermomechanical energy storage would be advantageous

A demonstrated experience in scientific experience in at least one of the following topics is expected:

• Solid – liquid interfacial phenomena, including wettability, corrosion, nanofluids, nanoconfined fluids
• Synthesis of nanoporous materials, especially ordered nanoporous materials
• Thermal energy storage