For the European Project eNargiZinc and under the framework of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Doctoral Networks, CIC energiGUNE is seeking for a person interested in pursuing a PhD in Sustainable and high performing zinc-air secondary batteries based on gel-biopolymer electrolytes. The candidate will belong to Organic and Hybrid Materials group and will collaborate in Metal-Air batteries research line.

Main functions:

  • Performing high-quality research within the scope of the project.
  • Reports/papers preparation for submission to peer reviewed journals.
  • Presenting results in international conferences.
  • Providing guidance to Master’s and visiting students when required.

Area: Electrochemical energy storage (EES)

Research group: Advanced electrolytes and cell integration (Organic and hybrid materials)

Research line: Metal-air batteries


  • 36-month predoctoral contract and professional development opportunities.
  • 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 application a detailed curriculum vitae at this website.

The selection process ends once the candidate is selected.

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  • Master in Physics, Chemisrty, Materials science or similar.
  • A good level of spoken and written English.
  • A team player who can collaborate with other researchers, groups.
  • Demonstrated self-motivation and autonomy.

The candidate may also comply with the MSCA eligibility requirements:

  • Comply with the mobility rule. They must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting beneficiary (Spain) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date.
  • Comply with the Doctoral Candidate definition: at the time of recruitment by the hosting institution candidates must not have been awarded a doctoral degree (PhD degree).
  • Be in position of enrolling in a doctoral programme at the country of the hosting institution (Spain).

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