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Scientific Director Thermal Energy Storage

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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 Scientific Director in the area of High and Medium temperature Thermal Energy Storage (TES), to conduct new and challenging research in the field of heat transport and storage systems related toSolar Energy Technologies.

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 

The TES Scientific Director will be responsible for providing scientific leadership for the area´s research programs and for maintaining the quality of research,to enhance existing programs and develop new programs in materials sciences oriented to to achieve a breakthrough in Thermal Energy Storage, based on heat transport and storage systems in the areas of Sensible heat storage and Latent heat storage (including among others alternative molten salt formulations), Storage in reversible Thermochemical-Reactions and New Products associated with nanocrystals.

The Scientific Director will manage a budget of over €1,5 million yearly and approximately 25 staff and guests researchers. He / she is also expected to build collaborative programs with the local universities as well as with the industry and technological centers.

The Scientific Director is also expected to work as team member with other parts of CIC to ensure the smooth operation and long-term prospects of the institution as a whole.




Qué ofrecemos

We are offering a permanent position that will give you a unique opportunity to custom-build your own laboratory and research team, and responsibility for coordinating with other centres in guiding energy-related basic and applied research.

As a Scientific Director 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 benefits 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

We are looking for a motivated and experienced research leader capable of taking up this unique opportunity to develop an ambitious research programme. Applicants should have a high degree of initiative and should be open to intense interdisciplinary collaboration with other research centres

The candidate should hold a PhD in Engineering, Chemistry or Physics, with experience in the field of High and Medium Temperature Heat Storage Systems; and should be familiar with the various physical and chemical phenomena associated with high capacity heat storage systems.

As CIC Energigune will be basic research oriented, the candidate should also have a knowledge of the latest advances regarding new materials for heat storage.? ?Preference will be given to candidates with proven experience in the aforementioned areas in research bodies of recognised prestige and capacity for leadership to assemble and integrate different groups working in several heat storage concepts.? 

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

All applicants are invited to submit a detailed curriculum vitae.

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

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