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Ikerbasque Eusko Jaurlaritza

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BCMATERIALS – Basque Centre for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures

Researcher – Biodegradable battery ecodesign and characterization

Research Field: Chemistry 
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Job Summary

The upcoming wave of power hungry Internet-of-Things (IoT) sensing nodes will strongly increase the primary battery demand in the near future thus aggravating the environmental impact associated to its production and the generation of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) after its operation lifetime.
This project proposes to develop a new battery concept based on the principles of ecodesign and circular economy. Thus, batteries will be designed and fabricated to ensure an optimal use of resources while reducing their potential environmental impact throughout their whole life cycle. In this way, the project aims to change the current paradigm of portable batteries from a ‘one-size-fits-all’ to a new ´tailor-made’ model where batteries are ecodesigned to fit the life cycle of the device to be powered.

Job Description

Skills and Requirements

- BSc in Physics, Electrochemistry, Chemistry or Engineering.
- MSc in Materials Science, Electrochemistry, Chemistry, Physics or Engineering.
- Knowledge and experience in battery prototyping and characterization.

- Knowledge of electrical conductivity characterization and electrochemical characterization techniques.
- Experience in biobased hydrogel preparation and redox polymers.
- Knowledge of rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing techniques, including printed electronics.
- Fluent in English.

Work Program / Duties / Responsibilities
Design and fabrication of battery prototypes.
Electrical characterization of carbon-based electrodes.
Electrochemical characterization of electroactive species.
Evaluation of ionic conductivity of biobased polymer electrolyte membranes.
Battery performance characterization.
Preparation of samples for biodegradability and compostability assessment.


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Job Details

Type of Contract Temporary 
Status Full-time 
Hours Per Week 40  
Company/Institute BCMATERIALS - Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures 
Country SPAIN 
State/Province Bizkaia 
City Leioa 

Organization/Institute Contact Data

Organization BCMATERIALS – Basque Centre for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures 
Organization/Institution Type Research Laboratory 
Faculty/Department/Research Lab  
Country SPAIN 
City Leioa 
State/Province Bizkaia 
Postal Code 48940 
Street Building Martina Casiano – 3rd. Floor, UPV/EHU Science Park, B. Sarriena s/n 
Phone +34 946128811 
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Application Details

Envisaged Job Starting Date 2024-01-07 
Application Deadline 2023-11-30 
How To Apply