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CIC energiGUNE

PhD position: sustainable and high performing zinc-air secondary batteries based on gel-biopolymer electrolytes

Research Field: Chemistry 
Sub Research Field:  

Job Summary

For the European Project eNargiZinc and under the framework of the Marie Sk?odowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Doctoral Networks, CIC energiGUNE is seeking for a person interested in pursuing a PhD in Sustainable and high performing zinc-air secondary batteries based on gel-biopolymer electrolytes. The candidate will belong to Organic and Hybrid Materials group and will collaborate in Metal-Air batteries research line.

Job Description

Main functions:

Performing high-quality research within the scope of the project.
Reports/papers preparation for submission to peer reviewed journals.
Presenting results in international conferences.
Providing guidance to Master’s and visiting students when required.

Area: Electrochemical energy storage (EES)
Research group: Advanced electrolytes and cell integration (Organic and hybrid materials)
Research line: Metal-air batteries



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


36-month predoctoral contract and professional development opportunities.
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 application a detailed curriculum vitae at this website:

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

Research Framework Programme/
Marie Curie Actions
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Job Details

Type of Contract Temporary 
Researcher profile First Stage Researcher (R1)  
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 2024-05-06 
Application Deadline 2024-05-06 
How To Apply 

Required Education Level

Required Education Level 1
Degree Master Degree or equivalent 
Degree Field Chemistry 

Required Languages

Required Languages 1
Language ENGLISH 
Language Level Excellent 

Additional Requirements


Specific Requirements

Master in Physics, Chemisrty, Materials science or similar.
A good level of spoken and written English.
A team player who can collaborate with other researchers, groups.
Demonstrated self-motivation and autonomy.

The candidate may also comply with the MSCA eligibility requirements:

Comply with the mobility rule. They must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting beneficiary (Spain) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date.
Comply with the Doctoral Candidate definition: at the time of recruitment by the hosting institution candidates must not have been awarded a doctoral degree (PhD degree).
Be in position of enrolling in a doctoral programme at the country of the hosting institution (Spain).