CIC energiGUNE is seeking an experienced Researcher to work on the development of advanced materials for Li-ion and Li-metal batteries.


Job function:

  • Integration of a high-voltage cathode material and a high-capacity anode material into a full Li-ion cell.
  • Advanced characterization of cathode and anode materials, cell components and their interfaces using a wide range of techniques (X-ray and neutron powder diffraction, electron microscopy, XPS, solid-state NMR and Raman spectroscopies, etc. as well as electrochemical techniques).
  • Complete understanding the degradation mechanisms occurring at materials and cell levels.
  • Design and synthesis of new battery materials for next generation Li-ion and Li-metal batteries.
  • Write technical reports and publications for high-impact journals.
  • Take active part in European and industrial projects; supervise technicians.

What we offer:

We offer a 24-to-36-month contract and a collaborative and international environment in which we can all succeed; as well as a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers.

The selection process ends once a candidate is selected.

CIC energiGUNE is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.


  • PhD in Solid-State Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical or Materials engineering, Chemistry or any related field
  • Solid background in materials characterization and crystallochemistry.
  • Experience in synthesis of inorganic materials and in characterization techniques such as XRD, EM, FTIR, Raman, NMR and/or XPS spectroscopies.
  • Experience in electrochemical characterization of battery materials by cyclic voltammetry, galvanostatic charge-discharge tests and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy measurements.
  • Basic knowledge in computation and programming (g. Fortran, Python) will be valuable.
  • Demonstrated self-motivation and ability to work independently.
  • A team player who can collaborate with other groups, academic and technical centres, and industries.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English. Spanish is not compulsory.