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Scientific Director in Electrochemical Energy Storage

Application Deadline: 31/12/2019 23:59 - Europe/Brussels

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- ORGANISATION TYPE Research Laboratory
- CITY Vitoria - Gasteiz Save to favorites

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- RESEARCHER PROFILE First Stage Researcher (R1) Recognised Researcher (R2) Established Researcher (R3) Leading Researcher (R4)
- APPLICATION DEADLINE 31/12/2019 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
- LOCATION Spain › Vitoria - Gasteiz
- JOB STATUS Full-time
- OFFER STARTING DATE 01/01/2020 We are now inviting applications for the position of SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR in the ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY STORAGE area (EES) of CIC energiGUNE as Ikerbasque Research Professor, to lead the development of breakthrough technologies for batteries and electrochemical energy storage devices.

Reporting directly to the General Manager and leading the basic oriented research groups of the EES area, the SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR will be responsible of:
- Providing scientific strategy and leadership for the related Research Groups (Atomistic Modelling, Solid State Electroactive Materials and Advanced Interfacial Analysis) and Research lines.
- Ensuring the generation of state-of-the-art knowledge and disruptive research
- Managing an international team of scientists
- Management of the budget of his/her area
- Build collaborative programs with the Technology Coordinator and Business Development Manager.
- Write proposals to secure funding from government and industrial sources We are looking for highly skilled and motivated individual capable of taking up this challenging opportunity to develop an ambitious research program. Applicants should have a high degree of initiative and should be open to intense interdisciplinary collaboration.

Applicants must demonstrate an internationally recognized scientific career path, including having headed European Projects involving consortiums of more than two countries.

The candidate should hold a PhD in Solid-state Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics, or related fields, as well as at least 10 years direct R&D experience in research and development of batteries, with a proven track record publishing in high-impact factor journals. Having managed an ERC grant or similar will also be valued very positively.

We will assess expertise in the following aspects:

- Material science, Solid-state Chemistry and Electrochemistry, with a long-term vision in batteries research.
- Demonstrated group leadership and management skills, including communication, teamwork, conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
- Project oriented person in order to manage resources effectively, find solutions and achieve goals.
- Basic and applied R&D.
- R&D dissemination (scientific publications, seminars, conferences, etc.)
- Patents.

We expect high readiness to work with strong engagement and creativity in an interdisciplinary and international environment.

Applicants should be fluent in English. Spanish conversation skills will be also desirable. Knowledge of Basque will be considered useful but not compulsory.

All applicants are invited to submit a detailed curriculum vitae and 2 reference contacts. For further information, please contact us at

The selected candidate will be offered a position as Ikerbasque Research Professor should she/he meet the scientific standards of Ikerbasque´s (the Basque Foundation for Science) call to attract senior researchers to the Research Institutions in the Basque Country.

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

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