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CIC energiGUNE

Group Leader in development and validation of electrolyzers and flow cells

Research Field: Chemistry 
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Job Summary

Reporting to the electrochemical storage and conversion (EES) Technology Coordinator, CIC energiGUNE is searching for a Group Leader in development and validation of electrolyzers and flow cells.
The person will be involved in setting the strategic direction of the future portfolio and technology roadmap of CIC energiGUNE low temperature water electrolyzers, low temperature fuel cells and flow cells business. The group will support the design, development, and manufacturing scale-up of electrolyzer and flow cells components for current and future technologies.

Job Description

Reporting directly to the EES Technology Coordinator , and in cooperation and validation of the Business Development Director the person will be responsible of:

• According to the management of the center, defining the strategy of the group un-der, creating a roadmap for the sci-tech strategy.
• Lead technology development of stack components low temperature electrolysis, fuel cells and flow cells to improve attributes such as performance, lifetime, cost, sustainability and scalability.
• Build a new generation of low temperature electrolysis, fuel cells and flow cells equipment.

The Group Leader in development and validation of electrolyzers and flow cells will manage the resources of his/her group and he/she is also expected to:

• Build collaborative programs mainly with the local universities and also industry and technological centers, in collaboration with the other areas of the center (EES and TES) and Business Development Manager.
• Write proposals to secure funding from government and industrial sources.
• Having intense contact with the basque industry to align the scientific strategy to maximize impact to the basque companies.



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



• We are offering a permanent position that will give you a unique opportunity to manage a knowledgeable and experienced research team and responsibility for coordinating the involved research lines.
• Flexible working hours and with on-site work model with the option to 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.
• 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 along with a motivation letter at this website:

The selected candidate could also apply to an Ikerbasque Permanent Researcher position meeting the scientific requirements of the Ikerbasque’s (Basque Foundation for Science) call to attract senior researchers to the Research Institutions in the Basque Country.

The selection process ends once the candidate is selected.

CIC energiGUNE is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

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Job Details

Type of Contract Permanent 
Researcher profile Leading Researcher (R4)  
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 2024-07-01 
Application Deadline 2024-06-30 
How To Apply  

Required Education Level

Required Education Level 1
Degree PhD or equivalent 
Degree Field Chemistry 

Required Research Experiences

Required Research Experiences 1
Research Field Chemistry 
Research Sub Field  
Years of Research Experience 10 

Required Languages

Required Languages 1
Language ENGLISH 
Language Level Excellent 

Additional Requirements


We will assess expertise in the following aspects:

• Material science and Electrochemistry, with a long-term vision in hydrogen research.
• Demonstrated group leadership and management skills
• Basic and applied R&D. knowledge of technology scaling up is desirable.
• R&D dissemination (scientific publications, seminars, conferences, etc.)
• Development of innovative ideas leading to filing of patents.

Specific Requirements

• PhD, D.Eng or EngDin Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engeniering, Physics, or related fields.
• 10 years of direct R&D experience in research and development hydrogen technologies, with a proven track record publishing in high-impact factor journals.
• Experience in managing an ERC grant or similar will also be valued very positively.
• We expect high readiness to work with strong engagement and creativity in an interdisciplinary and international environment.
• High level of English. Spanish would be also highly valuated.