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CIC energiGUNE

Postdoctoral researcher for the Development of Advanced Inorganic Materials for Next-Generation Batteries

Research Field: Chemistry 
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Job Summary

CIC energiGUNE is looking for postdoctoral researcher in the field of inorganic materials to join our team. As a member of the Research Team Design and Synthesis of Inorganic Materials, you will collaborate with other international and dynamic researchers with expertise in inorganic synthesis materials, electrochemical characterizations, and advanced structural and surface characterizations.

Job Description

You will be in charge of research activities focused on the developing innovative strategies for the design of advanced inorganic electrode and electrolyte materials for Li-based and Na-based batteries. We are looking for a candidate with a solid background in inorganic syntheses and materials characterization.

Main functions:

- Design and execute the synthesis of inorganic materials, having full access to the Material Acceleration Platform (MAP) developed within our team.
- Perform advanced materials characterizations, using techniques such as X-ray and Neutron powder diffraction, spectroscopy, electron microscopy, electrochemical characterizations, etc.
- Collaborate in the development and optimization of automatized solutions for high-throughput synthesis and characterization.
- Write technical reports and scientific publications.
- Present results in international conferences and technical projects meetings.

Area: Electrochemical energy storage (EES)
Research group: Inorganic 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 upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.
- 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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The candidates are invited to send a single document including both their CV (including academic record) and a motivation letter through this webpage:

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

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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 2024-08-01 
Application Deadline 2024-07-31 
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


- Basic or advanced knowledge of programming language(s) is considered a bonus.

Specific Requirements

- PhD Degree in Materials Science, Chemistry or related fields.
- Solid background in inorganic synthesis, as well as physical-chemical and structural characterizations.
- Demonstrated self-motivation and autonomy.
- A committed team player.
- A highly motivated person dedicated to conducting high-quality research
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.