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Ikerbasque Eusko Jaurlaritza

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Researcher for the Tribology and Tribocorrosion Area

Research Field: Engineering 
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Job Summary

CIDETEC Surface Engineering is looking for a person to join Coatings and Surface Treatments Unit, with expertise in tribology and tribocorrosion that will contribute to addressing major challenges in response to both industrial demands and European programmes.

Job Description

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:

• Reinforcement and promotion of the tribology and tribocorrosion research line
• Management and implementation of R&D projects.
• Analysis of results, drafting reports and preparing presentations.
• Direct interaction with clients.
• Writing of scientific articles
• 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


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Job Details

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

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 2024-02-01 
Application Deadline 2024-05-23 
How To Apply 

Required Education Level

Required Education Level 1
Degree PhD or equivalent 
Degree Field Engineering 

Required Languages

Required Languages 1
Language ENGLISH 
Language Level Excellent 

Additional Requirements


The successful candidate will demonstrate a sound knowledge in tribology and tribocorrosion and in particular:
• Solid knowledge in the main wear mechanisms of both bulk materials and coatings
• Solid knowledge in the main tricorrosion mechanisms
• Experience on wear testing at different temperatures and on tribocorrosion testing
• Knowledge in materials and coatings characterization techniques (XRD, FESEM, profilometry, confocal microscope, etc.)

Knowledge and experience of the following will be considered a plus:

• Knowledge in corrosion evaluation through both accelerated weathering tests and electrochemical techniques
• Knowledge in mechanical properties evaluation of bulk materials and coatings
• Work experience both in academic and industrial sector
• Work experience in different countries
• Knowledge of other foreign languages

Specific Requirements

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.