Group Leader Organic And Hybrid Materials

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 14 Oct 2021


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.

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CIC energiGUNE is seeking an experienced researcher to lead a research group devoted to the design, characterization and cell integration of novel organic and hybrid materials.

Job functions:

Provide technical direction and execution in the design and development of salts, binders, polymer-based electrolytes and organic redox materials for integration in different cell chemistries (Li-ion, Na-ion, Li metal, redox flow batteries, Li-S).

Synthesis, structural characterization, measurement of ionic and electronic transport properties of polymer-based electrolytes.

Development of solid-state cathodes using polymer-based electrolytes. Assembly and testing of solid-state cells.

Understanding of chemical, electrochemical and mechanical degradation of electrode and electrolyte components during operation.

Leadership role in various research activities, such as writing research proposals, project execution/reporting/management, writing high quality scientific research papers, and presenting research results at scientific conferences.

Support the strategic long-term research in agreement with Scientific and Technology coordinators.

Look after team member’s hiring and professional development. Mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.

Development of strategic partnerships and collaborations.

Experience pursuing development of intellectual property to protect technology developments and secure competitive position.

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