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CIC energiGUNE

Postdoctoral researcher for battery cell prototyping

Research Field: Chemistry 
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Job Summary

The Cell Prototyping group at CIC energiGUNE is searching for a Postdoctoral Researcher to engage in the research and development of new generation Li ion batteries.

Job Description


Electrode engineering, including ink formulation, mixing, coating, drying and densification of electrodes.
Physicochemical characterization of inks and electrodes.
Assembly of cells (pouch, cylindrical) for the electrochemical characterization the system.
Deliver feedback to Research line Managers and Group Leaders to guide material optimization and processability which is aligned with final use requirements
Post-mortem analysis. Investigate cells failure mechanisms and perform root cause analysis to create mitigation plans
Contribute to the development of intellectual property


We are offering a 3-year contract and advantageous professional development opportunities with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.

Access to a complete set of existing 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…).

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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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.

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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 2024-02-01 
Application Deadline 2024-01-31 
How To Apply 

Required Education Level

Required Education Level 1
Degree PhD or equivalent 
Degree Field Chemistry 

Required Research Experiences

Required Research Experiences 1
Research Field Chemistry 
Research Sub Field  
Years of Research Experience 2 

Required Languages

Required Languages 1
Language ENGLISH 
Language Level Excellent 

Additional Requirements


Specific Requirements

PhD in Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or other related topics in which the selected candidate can work autonomously.
Experience on ink processing and coatings
Strong background in electrode formulation and processing, both at laboratory scale and pilot-scale.
Hands-on experience with electrochemical testing methods
Systemic problem-solving skills.
A good team player who can collaborate with other groups, academic and industrial partners.
The selected candidate must be able to communicate effectively in English in a multidisciplinary environment.