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CIC energiGUNE

Postdoctoral researcher for Sodium-ion system presodiation and cell prototyping

Research Field: Chemistry 
Sub Research Field:  

Job Summary

The Cell Prototyping Group at CIC energiGUNE is searching for a Researcher to engage in the research and development of sustainable sodium ion batteries.

The role of the selected candidate will be focused on the development of sodium ion batteries pouch cell prototypes, covering the whole process but mainly focused in different presodiation approaches of the components: from electrode formulation to pouch cell prototype assembly for electrochemical characterization and validation of the technology.

Job Description

Main responsibilities of the candidate will include:

- Definition and optimization of different presodiation strategies:
- Electrode formulation to reach cell energy and power performance targets, including ink formulation, mixing, coating, drying and calendering of electrodes.
- Physicochemical characterization of different components, including inks and electrodes.
- Transfer processes from lab scale to prototype line.
- Assembly and electrochemical characterization of pouch cell prototypes for technology validation.
- Contribute to the development of intellectual property.

Area: Electrochemical energy storage (EES)
Research group: Cell prototyping



- 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 promoting work-life balance and self-organization.
- 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.
- Professional and personal development: opportunity to attend seminars, international conferences, training courses, 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 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
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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


Specific Requirements

PhD in Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or other related topics
Hands-on experience with electrochemical testing methods such as galvanostatic charging, cyclic voltammetry, and EIS.
Systemic problem-solving skills.
A good team player who can collaborate with other groups, academic and industrial partners.
Good verbal and written communication skills in English English in a multidisciplinary environment (Spanish or Basque valuable but not compulsory).