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Postdoctoral Researcher-Graphene Energy Storage
BARCELONA ADDS VALUE (HEURISTICA DE CATALUNYA, S.L.)
The Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia, with its official English translation Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and acronym ICN2, is a non-profit international research institute located close to Barcelona, Spain. Its research lines focus on the newly-discovered physical and chemical properties that arise from the behaviour of matter at the nanoscale.
The trustees of the ICN2 are the Government of Catalonia, the Spanish National Research Council and the Autonomous University of Barcelona. The institute promotes collaboration among scientists from diverse backgrounds to develop basic and applied research, while always seeking out new ways to engage with local and global industry. The ICN2 also trains researchers in nanotechnology, develops numerous activities to facilitate the uptake of nanotechnology by industry, and promotes networking among scientists, engineers, technicians, business people, society, and policy makers.
The ICN2 was accredited by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness as a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence in 2014, the highest level of recognition of scientific excellence and leadership that can be bestowed on a research centre in Spain.
The candidate will work in the context of a recently created spin-off company which aim is the development of prototype devices. Therefore, materials engineering is the keyword, high TRLs the path and a breakthrough device the objective.
Education, Experience, Knowledge and Competences required:
An engineer (materials, chemical, electrochemical) with experience in battery manufacturing AND/OR large-scale graphene fabrication is sought. Candidates should have a strong background in battery electrochemistry materials science and experience in prototype design.
Candidates should be self-motivated by the topic, be proactive and well organized, and be able to work independently. A very good communication skills in English (or Spanish) is mandatory.
Research Career Profile (According to the European Framework for Research Careers):