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Ikerbasque Eusko Jaurlaritza

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This job offer was closed at 2024-01-31


Researcher for the Coatings and Corrosion Area

Research Field: Chemistry 
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Job Summary

CIDETEC Surface Engineering is looking for a person to join Coatings and Surface Treatments Unit, which develops coatings and surface treatments with enhanced properties, addressing the major challenges to respond both to industrial demands and European programmes, always maintaining a focus on sustainability.

Job Description

Your contribution

You will join a cutting-edge research centre, focused on sustainability and circular economy, which has spent years understanding and revolutionising the surfaces of components, from those we touch every day in our homes or our vehicles, to the most demanding materials for sectors such as aeronautics and energy.

You will work on research and/or company transfer projects, carrying out your work in such a way that you are able to pursue several research lines simultaneously, optimising resources and maximising results.

Your work will focus on the following activities:

Management and implementation of R&D projects.
Reinforcement and promotion of multifunctional coatings research line
Analysis of results, drafting reports and preparing presentations.
Direct interaction with clients.
European, national and regional proposals preparation

What we offer you

At CIDETEC you will be able to develop your career alongside a team of top-level professionals, in a young yet committed environment, dedicated to innovation and seeking to provide practical solutions that result in a more sustainable world.
Professional development opportunities that allow you to build a solid career, working on projects that transform both industry and society.
Work together with teams at the very highest local, national and European level.
Professional work-personal life balance measures,
Continuous training
Privileged setting in a safe and friendly environment
Variable remuneration package for all employees

PhD in Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Industrial Engineering or equivalent.


Fluent in spoken and written English.


The successful candidate will demonstrate a sound knowledge in:

Chemical and electrochemical processes for surface treatments.
Corrosion evaluation through electrochemical and accelerated tests.
Knowledge and experience of the following will be considered a plus:

Knowledge in coatings characterization techniques (XRF, XRF, FESEM, corrosion testing, mechanical testing etc.)
Knowledge in chemical analysis techniques (ICP, UV-vis, IC, FTIR, etc.)
Work experience both in academic and industrial sector
Work experience in different countries
Knowledge of other foreign languages


A highly motivated person, with a keen interest in research and innovation, you will join a multidisciplinary team. You will be able to organise your work, meeting both the deadlines and the established objectives. Problem-solving capacity and scientific criteria. Good communication skills, both verbal and written.


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Job Details

Type of Contract Other 
Status Full-time 
Hours Per Week 39  
Company/Institute FUNDACIÓN CIDETEC 
Country SPAIN 
State/Province Guipúzcoa 
City San Sebastian 

Organization/Institute Contact Data

Organization CIDETEC 
Organization/Institution Type Research Laboratory 
Faculty/Department/Research Lab  
Country SPAIN 
City Donostia - San Sebastian 
State/Province Guipuzcoa 
Postal Code E-20014 
Street Paseo Miramón, 196 
Phone +34 943309022 
Mobile Phone  

Application Details

Envisaged Job Starting Date 2023-10-24 
Application Deadline 2024-01-31 
How To Apply