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CIC energiGUNE

Postdoctoral researcher for interphases in Na-based batteries and capacitors (MSCA)

Research Field: Chemistry 
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Job Summary

CIC energiGUNE is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on understanding and improving interphases for sodium batteries and capacitors in the framework of an individual MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Job Description

Job functions:
• Probe the stability and integrity of solid electrolyte interphases in Na-based systems with conventional and non-conventional electrolytes and additives under different electrochemical routines
• Conduct chemical and morphological analysis of electrode interphase using surface analysis techniques
• Characterize materials and interphases by complementary physicochemical characterization methods whenever appropriate
• Analyze and generalize characterization results, give conclusions, and provide ideas to improve interphases
• Disseminate project results through high-impact publications.

Area: Electrochemical energy storage (EES)
Research Group: Organic&Hybrid Materials


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 on satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs. The contract will be linked to the award of the MSCA grant.
• Flexible working hours and with an on-site work model with the option to eventually telework
• Full access to cutting-edge laboratory facilities and characterization platforms
• Incorporation into 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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The selected candidate will work together with the team of CIC energiGUNE to prepare the project proposal to submit before September 11h 2024.

All applicants are invited to submit their application with a detailed curriculum vitae along with a motivation letter 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
H2020 / Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions 
SESAM Agreement Number  

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 2025-04-14 
Application Deadline 2024-06-24 
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 will be highly valued:

• Expertise in surface science techniques such as XPS, AFM, Raman, etc...
• Expertise in Metal ion batteries and/or Supercapacitors
• Experience in technique-specific cell development
• A team player who can collaborate with other groups, technical centers, and industries

Specific Requirements

• PhD in Materials science, chemistry, physics, and related fields. Doctors of Engineering with specialization in interphases and/or electrochemistry are also
• Solid background in surface science and physicochemical characterization and willingness to apply his/her knowledge to electrochemical energy storage
• Prior experience in electroanalytical characterization
• Strong analytical, verbal, and written communication skills in English

MSCA requirements:

• Maximum of eight years experience in research, from the date of the award of their PhD degree, years of experience outside research and career breaks will not count towards the above maximum, nor will years of experience in research in third countries, for nationals or long-term residents of EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries who wish to reintegrate to Europe
• Mobility rules: they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the beneficiary (for European Postdoctoral Fellowships), or the host organisation for the outgoing phase (for Global Postdoctoral Fellowships) for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the call deadline
• As from 2022, resubmission restrictions will apply for applications that received a score below 70% the previous year