Group Leader Organic And Hybrid Materials at CIC energiGUNE

Ikerbasque and CIC energiGUNE are seeking an experienced researcher to lead a research group devoted to the design, characterization and cell integration of novel organic and hybrid materials.
Job functions:
  • Provide technical direction and execution in the design and development of salts, binders, polymer-based electrolytes and organic redox materials for integration in different cell chemistries (Li-ion, Na-ion, Li metal, redox flow batteries, Li-S).
  • Synthesis, structural characterization, measurement of ionic and electronic transport properties of polymer-based electrolytes.
  • Development of solid-state cathodes using polymer-based electrolytes. Assembly and testing of solid-state cells.
  • Understanding of chemical, electrochemical and mechanical degradation of electrode and electrolyte components during operation.
  • Leadership role in various research activities, such as writing research proposals, project execution/reporting/management, writing high quality scientific research papers, and presenting research results at scientific conferences.
  • Support the strategic long-term research in agreement with Scientific and Technology coordinators.
  • Look after team member’s hiring and professional development. Mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Development of strategic partnerships and collaborations.
  • Experience pursuing development of intellectual property to protect technology developments and secure competitive position.

What we offer:

We are offering a permanent position that will give you a unique opportunity to continue developing a competitive Research Group.

As a Group Leader you will find a flourishing scientific community conducting synergistic research in both the universities and other CIC Labs already operating in the region.

In addition to the appeal of the entire project, CIC energiGUNE offers a competitive basic salary augmented by important benefits such as life insurance, special conditions for a private health insurance, etc. that compare favorably with the best global private and public institutions.

CIC energiGUNE will also help smooth the transition for you and your family, providing a welcome program that offers accommodation and addresses other aspects to help you integrate into the local environment.

Candidate profile:

  • PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science, Materials Science, or a related field.
  • Strong, hands-on battery research experience supported by a strong record of publications.
  • Strong theoretical foundation in synthesis, chemical and characterization of organic solids. Deep understanding of structure-property relationships.
  • Basic knowledge of electrochemistry.
  • Ability to identify and solve technical problems
  • Ability to clearly support and justify technical decisions based on data and results.
  • Proficiency for quickly learning new skills or field of study.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Demonstrated self-motivation and ability to work independently.
  • A good team player who can collaborate with other groups, academic and industrial partners.

How to apply:

All applicants are invited to submit through this link a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae and two reference letters.

The selected candidate will also be elegible to an Ikerbasque Permanent Researcher position should she/he meet the scientific standards of Ikerbasque´s (the Basque Foundation for Science) call to attract senior researchers to the Research Institutions in the Basque Country. The recruitment process ends once the candidate is selected. CIC energiGUNE is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.