Description

DESCRIPTION OF THE INSTITUTION:

CIC energiGUNE is a research center specialized in energy, electrochemical storage (batteries and supercapacitors), thermal energy solutions and hydrogen, a member of the Basque Research and Technology Alliance- BRTA, and, a strategic initiative of the Basque Government. CIC energiGUNE was created in 2011 to generate excellent knowledge and at the same time useful for the Basque business network, being a reference in knowledge transfer.

CIC energiGUNE has a dynamic research team of more than 100 researchers and is extremely well equipped with a wide range of up-to-date facilities that are fully available for all its researchers. Also, the European Commission has recently awarded CIC energiGUNE with the ´HR Excellence in Research´ which reflects its commitment to achieving fair and transparent recruitment and appraisal procedures and certifies the existence of a stimulating and favorable work environment for researchers in the institution.

For more details on CIC energiGUNE's research activities please visit our website at http://www.cicenergigune.com

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

CIC energiGUNE is seeking an experienced/Senior engineer to work on the development and assembly of batteries with lithium metal electrodes.

Job functions:

  • Provide technical direction and execution for the electrochemical testing and analysis of lithium-metal pouch cells to understand factors limiting lifetime and performance. Lead implementation of solutions.
  • Define, validate, and optimize testing protocols like formation and application specific cell testing
  • Deliver feedback to R&D industrialization team to guide material optimization which is aligned with customer specifications or final use requirements.
  • Investigate battery or cells failure mechanisms and perform root cause analysis to create mitigation plans
  • Contribute to cell engineering efforts informed by commercial specifications for high energy dense applications based on Lithium metal anode cells.
  • Ensure safety documents are in place for experimental work related to Lithium metal handling and processing
  • Contribute to the development of intellectual property towards industrialization.

 

WHAT WE OFFER:

We offer great development opportunities and integration in an enthusiastic and multidisciplinary young group with great projection.

Access to a complete set of existing laboratory infrastructure and equipment, as well as to the needs identified during the project development to ensure a fruitful stay and the fullfilment of the objectives in due time.  

 

HOW TO APPLY:

All applicants are invited to submit their applications including a cover letter and a detailed curriculum vitae at this website:

LINK

The selection process ends once the candidate is selected.

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

Requirements

  • PhD Chemistry or Master Degree in Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical, Physics.
  • At least 5 years of related engineering experience designing, fabricating, and testing electrochemical cells (pouch cell preferred)
  • Deep understanding of electrochemistry, lithium-metal anodes, electrolytes (including salts and additives) and their SEI, protection layers and cathode materials.
  • Familiar with advanced analytical techniques to support material optimization studies
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English (Spanish or Basque valuable but not compulsory).
  • Demonstrated self-motivation and ability to work independently.
  • A good team player who can collaborate with other groups, academic and industrial partners.
  • Highly motivated to transfer technology to the industry.
  • Knowledge of Safety Awareness.
  • Experience in next fields is required:
    • Lithium metal foil handling
    • Development and processing of lithium metal electrodes and cells
    • Roll to roll process / continuous processing
    • Experience with Design of Experiments (DOE) methodology and/or statistical methods
    • Experience in processing Li metal films from ingots will be valued

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