CIC energiGUNE is seeking for a postdoctoral researcher to engage in our XRD Platform.


The aim of the project is to develop new carbon materials to be used in Li-ion and Na-ion batteries, designed from the point of view of their microstructure and with performance beyond current state of the art. To do so, ex-situ and in-situ X-ray diffraction and Small Angle X-ray Scattering will be used to access unprecedented understanding on the charge storage mechanism of hard carbons and its correlation with the microstructure so that the critical microstructural parameters are identified and targeted in the synthesis of advanced carbons for batteries. Experimental work will include synthesis, materials charcterizations (XRD, SEM, Raman, gas adsorption etc…), in-situ/operando mecanistic charcetrizations (XRD, SAXS, XAS, etc…), as well as electrochemical performance assessment.   

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.


  • Holding a PhD degree in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or related fields.

  • Strong experimental experience and academic background in solid state physics, solid state chemistry or materials science.

  • Experience on X-ray diffraction and Small Angle X-ray Scattering tecniques will be very positively considered.

  • A team player who can collaborate with colleagues in other groups, technical centers, and industries.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English.