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Ikerbasque Eusko Jaurlaritza

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This job offer was closed at 2024-02-29


Researcher for the Multi-Physics Battery Modelling Series

Research Field: Mathematics 
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Job Summary

CIDETEC needs to recruit a researcher to work in the Multi-physics Modelling area in the Energy Materials Unit.

A researcher is required in the area of energy storage, capable of assisting in the development and implementation of multi-physics models for lithium ion and lithium metal batteries.

Job Description

You will form part of a state-of-the-art research centre, geared to sustainability and the circular economy, which has helped electrify Spain’s roads and is now working towards 100% future sustainability.

The developer will join the Energy Materials Unit, working on the development of battery technologies. They must be capable of carrying out several lines of work simultaneously, optimising resources and maximising results.

The researcher will work independently, according to the defined work plan.

They will be in charge of implementing new mechanisms and features on an existing battery simulation code. This will require knowledge of Python programming as well as fluency in deducing and implementing variational formulations for complex models.

Your work will focus on the following activities:

Generating new ideas/concepts and implementing them.
They will assist in producing documentation related to the search for funding.
Strong product/market/result orientation (deadline, cost, time)
Achievement of the forecasts defined in the annual plans.
Continuous monitoring of the state of the art and the market.

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 with teams at the very highest level in local, national and European settings.
Work-life balance initiatives
Continuous training
Privileged setting in a safe and friendly environment
Variable remuneration package for all employees

Mathematics / Physics / Engineering


High level of written and spoken English


The successful candidate will demonstrate a sound knowledge in:

Python programming or advanced programming in another similar language and the ability to adapt
Experience in implementing numerical methods for solving systems of differential equations and partial derivative equations
Modelling and simulation of complex problems: multi-physics and multi-scale problems
Additionally, knowledge in the following areas will be an advantage:
Lithium-ion and electrochemical battery modelling
Modern programming tools, display and software development (Git/SVN, Plotly)
Mathematical, statistical and machine learning optimisation

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.

Having undertaken a placement abroad and more than 3 years’ work experience will be considered a plus.


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Job Details

Type of Contract Other 
Status Full-time 
Hours Per Week 39  
Company/Institute CIDETEC 
Country SPAIN 
State/Province GIPUZKOA 

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 
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Application Details

Envisaged Job Starting Date 2023-11-03 
Application Deadline 2024-02-29 
How To Apply