Postdoctoral Researcher position, Phase Change Materials, Thermal Energy Storage Bakarrik [en]?

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Válido hasta 2018.06.01

 CIC Energigune is currently offering one Post-doctoral position in the Thermal Energy Storage (TES) group. The main activities of this research group are the identification of innovative heat storage solutions through the development of new materials, conceptual storage system designs and prototyping.

In this frame, we are now inviting applications for one Post-doctoral position in the field of organic phase change materials (PCM). The main activities to be developed by the selected candidate will consist on developing new PCMs with tailored properties for different TES applications or on improving existing PCMs. This could encompass the design and synthesis of new materials, as well as in depth characterization and behavioural understanding of such materials. Special attention will also be paid to the study of ageing/degradation processes of these materials, as well as to the analysis of their compatibility with usually used construction materials in TES systems. Between the different PCMs considered special attention will be paid to solid-solid PCMs, shape-stabilized PCMs and encapsulated PCMs for TES applications at low-to-medium temperature. Although the activity of the selected candidate will be focused on research at the material scale, he/she will also be involved in demonstration and piloting activities as well as on scaling up of developed advanced PCMs.

Preference will be given to candidates with extensive hands-on experience in organic chemistry and solid-liquid or solid-solid phase transitions. A previous experience on phase change materials for TES would be much appreciated.

Job functions:

  • Development of advanced PCMs tailored for significant TES applications at low to medium temperatures, including solid-solid PCMs, shape-stabilized PCMs and encapsulated PCMs
  • In depth experimental characterization and behavioural understanding of such materials
  • Contribution to the demonstration and piloting activities as well as to scaling up of developed advanced PCMs
  • Participation to benchmarking activities
  • Collaboration in project proposal writing to obtain funding from institutions and industrial sources.
  • Supervise graduate/master students.

 We are offering a 24+12 months position within interesting National and International projects in the field of thermal energy storage and important opportunities for professional development.

CIC Energigune offers a competitive basic salary augmented by important benefits such as special conditions for a private health insurance that compare favourably with the best global private and public institutions.

The "Fundación" will also help smooth the transition for you and your family, providing a welcome programme that offers accommodation and addresses of other aspects to help you integrate into the local environment.

Qualification requirements:

  • PhD. in chemistry, chemical-Physic, physic-chemistry or related fields.
  • Experience in the design and synthesis of organic PCMs.
  • Experience in PCMs engineering (ex.: composites, encapsulation, shaping).
  • Experience in PCMs characterization (structural, thermal, mechanical).
  • A team player who can collaborate with other groups, technical centres, and industries
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English

All applicants are invited to submit detailed curriculum vitae and 2 reference letters at

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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