CIC energiGUNE is looking for an experienced Post-doctoral Researcher to incorporate in the group of Solid state chemical reactions in the thermal energy storage (TES) area.

The research will be focused on the study of existing and novel chemical reactions and thermochemical cycles for thermal energy storage and fuel production (initial focus on hydrogen production). The final objective of the research is the development of advanced materials and systems that can be implemented in a real application (TES and fuel production in solar power plants and Industrial environment). 

The research work will include the identification and selection of promising materials and thermochemical cycles (two-steps and multi-steps), the synthesis of tailor made materials (e.g. mixed oxides), the study of the performances when subjected to repetitive cycles involving different reactions steps (reduction, hydration) and the full thermophysical characterization. The systems studied will also be tested in specially designed laboratory scale prototypes (CIC energiGUNE facilities) to determine the reactivity at a more relevant scale (grams). The candidate will have the chance to work in a multidisciplinary environment composed by Chemists, Physicists and Engineers having the possibility to extend his/her knowledge approaching the research under different points of view. 


The position is expected to start during the last part of 2020 and will have a duration of at least 3 years.


How to apply

All applicants are invited to submit through this website detailed curriculum vitae and 2 reference letters.


  • PhD in Chemistry, Physics or related fields
  • Experience in materials synthesis, modification and characterization
  • Experience on heterogeneous gas-solid reactions will be valuable
  • A team player who can collaborate with other groups, technological centres, and industries.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.