The Hydrogen electrocatalysis group at CIC energiGUNE is recruiting a researcher with expertise on water electrolyzers. The postdoctoral position is offered in the framework of the creation of the new hydrogen group. The candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary environment at CIC energiGUNE and will work in close collaboration with postdocs and PhD students in the research centre.

The general aims of the project are:

  • Design of new electrolyzer cell concepts and geometries.
  • Optimization of electrochemical processes such as metal electroplating and output gas collection. 
  • Cell modelling and simulations
  • Electrochemical characterization of solid electrolyte-electrode interfaces.
  • Dissemination of the results in project meetings, publications, participating in conferences, etc

AreaElectrochemical energy storage (EES)

Research groupElectrochemical hydrogen technologies


  • 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…).

For more information:


All applicants are invited to submit their applications including a detailed curriculum vitae at this website.

The selection process ends once the candidate is selected.

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  • PhD in Electrochemistry, Engineering or similar.
  • Knowledge in electrochemical cell design and fundamental electrochemistry.
  • Desirable knowledge of electronics and experience in metal dissolution and electroplating.
  • Critical thinker and problem solver with preffered interest in technology transfer.
  • Resolute person, with high level of autonomy and orientation to objectives.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English is essencial.
  • A team player who can collaborate with other groups, technical centers, and industries.

The following additional experience and skills is not indispensable but will be highly valued:

  • Expertise in redox-flow and/or decouple electrolyzers.
  • Expertise in fluid dynmics is a plus.
  • Characterization techniques such as spectroscopy (XAS, Raman, XPS), microscopy (TEM/SEM). ICP-MS, DEMS/OLEMS, gas chromatography is desirable but not essencial.

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