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CIC energiGUNE

Postdoctoral researcher in electrolyzer design and engineering

Research Field: Chemistry 
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Job Summary

The Hydrogen electrocatalysis group at CIC energiGUNE is recruiting a researcher with expertise on water electrolyzers. The postdoctoral position is offered in the framework of the creation of the new hydrogen group. The candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary environment at CIC energiGUNE and will work in close collaboration with postdocs and PhD students in the research centre.

Job Description

The general aims of the project are:

• Design of new electrolyzer cell concepts and geometries.
• Optimization of electrochemical processes such as metal electroplating and output gas collection.
• Cell modelling and simulations
• Electrochemical characterization of solid electrolyte-electrode interfaces.
• Dissemination of the results in project meetings, publications, participating in conferences, etc
Area: Electrochemical energy storage (EES)
Research group: Electrochemical hydrogen technologies


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


• 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.
• Flexible working hours and with on-site work model with the option to eventually telework.
• Full access to cutting-edge laboratory facilities and characterization platforms.
• The incorporation to a top research center in Europe that makes high quality research and impactful contributions to the energy and sustainability fields.
• Professional and personal development: opportunity to attend seminars, international conferences, trainings, etc.
• Integrated, enthusiastic, international and multidisciplinary environment.
• A welcome program that offers help with finding accommodation and addresses other aspects to help you integrate into the local environment (such as free language courses, assistance with the administrative procedures, help with schools for children…).

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All applicants are invited to submit their applications including a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a recommendation letter and their academic records at:

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

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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 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 2024-01-15 
Application Deadline 2024-01-31 
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


The following additional experience and skills is not indispensable but will be highly valued:
• Expertise in redox-flow and/or decouple electrolyzers.
• Expertise in fluid dynmics is a plus.
• Characterization techniques such as spectroscopy (XAS, Raman, XPS), microscopy (TEM/SEM). ICP-MS, DEMS/OLEMS, gas chromatography is desirable but not essencial.

Specific Requirements

• PhD in Electrochemistry, Engineering or similar.
• Knowledge in electrochemical cell design and fundamental electrochemistry.
• Desirable knowledge of electronics and experience in metal dissolution and electroplating.
• Critical thinker and problem solver with preffered interest in technology transfer.
• Resolute person, with high level of autonomy and orientation to objectives.
• Good verbal and written communication skills in English is essencial.
• A team player who can collaborate with other groups, technical centers, and industries.