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Researcher in Solid Nanocomposite Electrolytes for Lithium Ion Batteries
Employer: imec
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Employment Start Date: As soon as possible

Organization Description:

Imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.


As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together close to 3,500 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan. All of these particular traits make imec to be a top-class employer. To strengthen this position as a leading player in our field, we are looking for those passionate talents that make the difference!


Job Description:

Your responsibilities will include:

  •     Inventive contributions in the development and optimization of nanocomposite electrolytes;
  •     Organization of experiments with planning and in consultation with scientific management;
  •     Ensuring good practice and setting up protocols for reproducible measurements;
  •     Guidance of PhD and master thesis students;
  •     Quality and safety control;
  •     Regular and thorough reporting to management and industrial partners.

We are looking for candidates who have experience in sol-gel synthesis and engineering of surface chemistry in mesoporous oxides. Experience with Li-ion cell technology, nanoionics and electrochemistry is a plus. Furthermore, you are a self-motivated scientist or engineer, who seizes opportunities and is enthused by new challenges.

  •     You have a PhD degree in science or engineering, or equivalent by experience.
  •     You have knowledge of surface chemistry in mesoporous materials.
  •     You have experience in sol-gel processing and electrochemical characterization.
  •     You are knowledgeable of Li-ion batteries and preferably with composite electrolytes.
  •     You take initiative and work independently, while being part of a team.
  •     You can guide and motivate team members in their work.
  •     You can plan the work of a team according to deadlines and deliverables.
  •     You are creative and like to think with the team to solve problems.
  •     You are result-driven and can meet stringent deadlines with quality output.
  •     You are flexible to accept new challenges in the future, and to evolve together with the changing R&D demands of our high-tech environment.

The imec environment requires a good team player with competent communication and reporting skills. Given the international character of imec an impeccable knowledge of English is mandatory.

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Date Posted: February 28, 2018