CIC energiGUNE is seeking for a postdoctoral researcher to design new lithium ion battery for high capacity and high voltage applications by developing and validating the gellified cell concept. The research is within the framework of the NEXTCELL project ( and involves excellent scientists at the technological and scientific leading edge, who will address new challenges in the emerging field of solid state batteries. Specifically, the effect of different cell design factors on the electrochemical performance will be assessed by the selected applicant.

AreaElectrochemical energy storage (EES)

Research groupCell prototyping


The researcher will work in a interdisciplinary environment employing innovative approaches located in the field of material science. The main tasks of the project are:

  • Fundamental understanding of the effect of the assembly parameters (electrode cutting, packaging, contact terminals and sealing conditions) in monolayer and multilayer pouch cells.
  • Analysis of the electrode/separator interface quality and their influence after cycling.
  • Determination of the effect of different cell design/processing factors including membrane thickness, liquid electrolyte fraction, calendering and alignment on the electrochemical performance.


  • 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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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.


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  • PhD in chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering or related fields.
  • Experience on material characterization, pouch cell assembly and electrochemical methods.
  • A team player who can collaborate with colleagues in other groups, technological centers and industries.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English.


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