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Group Leader Solid Electrolytes

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Spain (North) - Europe
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Company Name CIC energiGUNE
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We are now inviting applications for the position of Group Leader in the area of POWER STORAGE; BATTERIES AND SUPERCAPS (EES), to to lead the development of solid electrolyte for Li- or Na-based batteries.

CIC Energigune  is a new energy research centre based in the Basque Country of Spain.  Its mission is to play a leading role on the international stage in the field of energy storage technologies and contribute to the industrial competitiveness of Basque Country.  CIC has a world-class research facility, cutting-edge equipments, an experienced management team, and a scientific committee composed of prominent scientists, entrepreneurs, and industrial experts.

Job Function

We are looking for highly skilled and motivated individual to:

  • - Define research directions and technical strategies for the electrolyte group
  • - Develop roadmaps and work plans
  • - Write proposals to secure funding from government and industrial sources
  • - Design, implement, and optimize solid electrolyte for Li- or Na-based batteries
  • - Hands-on ability to guide scientists in the lab
  • - Manage a team of scientists, post-doctors, and technicians
  • - Coordinate collaborations with industries, universities, and other technical centers

Qué ofrecemos

What we offer

We are offering a permanent position that will give you a unique opportunity to custom-build your own laboratory and research team. The basic group structure; one postdoc, one technician and one or two PhD students, start-up investments and consumables will be funded directly by the CIC to the Group Leader. Depending on the qualification of the successful candidate the initial budget could be increased.

As a Group Leader you will find a flourishing scientific community conducting synergistic research in both the universities and other CIC Labs already operating in the region.

In addition to the appeal of the entire project, the CIC Energigune offers a competitive basic salary augmented by important benefits such as life insurance, special conditions for a private health insurance, etc. that compare favourably with the best global private and public institutions

 The Fundación will also help smooth the transition for you and your family, providing a welcome programme that offers accommodation and addresses other aspects to help you integrate into the local environment.

Qué buscamos

 What we need

A PhD in Solid-state chemistry, Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics, or related fields is required, as well as  > 5 years direct R&D experience in research and development of solid-state electrolytes. 

Expertise in the design and synthesis of ceramic or polymeric solid electrolyte.

Proven leadership and management skills and team building experience.

  • Record of directing multi-year research and development programs

Applicants should be fluent in English. Knowledge of Spanish and/or Basque will be considered useful but not compulsory.

All applicants are invited to submit a detailed curriculum vitae and 2 reference letters.

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

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