Predoctoral Researcher Position to work on manufacturing and modelling of Lithium-ion and solid-state batteries.

El Instituto IMDEA Energía es un centro de excelencia María de Maeztu cuyo objetivo es desarrollar actividades de I+D en los ámbitos de las energías renovables y las tecnologías energéticas limpias estableciendo vínculos sólidos con las principales empresas del sector energético (


IMDEA Energy is opening a Predoctoral Position for the Electrochemical Processes Unit, looking for talented and motivated candidates to work on the manufacturing and modelling of electrochemical energy storage systems, including Lithium-ion and solid-state batteries.

This project is funded with public funds by the Community of Madrid through the programme "Grants for the attraction of research talent to the Community of Madrid in R&D centres 2022" (Ref. 2022-T1/IND-23776).

Tasks Description:

  • Active material and electrode preparation and characterization using morphological and crystallographic techniques such as XRD, SEM and TGA among others.
  • Preparation of the battery electrodes by different fabrication techniques including 3D printing. The candidate will also need to formulate the inks attending to their rheological properties.
  • Manufacturing of batteries in different cell configurations including coin cell, Swagelok and pouch cell.
  • Testing and evaluation of the performance and ageing of the batteries by electrochemical means and post-mortem analysis. Experimental validation of models
  • The candidate will collaborate in the data-driven and first principle-based modelling of battery cells' charge, heat and mass transport.
  • Dissemination and publication of research results in high-quality scientific journals, presentation in congresses, etc.
  • Supervision of Master and undergraduate students.

Compulsory Requirements:

  • Degree in Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or similar.
  • Official Master degree in Chemistry, Physics, Material Science, Chemical Engineering or similar.

Other Merits to value:

  • Specific training or hands-on experience with electrochemical energy storage devices and electrochemical characterization.
  • Experience with material science characterization techniques such as XRD, SEM, TGA, DLS, Raman and UV/Vis spectroscopy.
  • Programming skills (Matlab-Simulink, Phyton…)..
  • International experience in research centres or universities.
  • Experience in writing scientific publications.
  • Oral and written communication skills in English. English certificate (C1) or proven experience of proficiency in English (i.e. working experience in a foreign institution).
Criterios de selección
  • Adequacy of the candidate's training to the requested profile.
  • Work experience related to the profile of the job position.
  • Knowledge of English.
  • Motivation for accomplishing high-quality research.
  • Remuneration: Between 20.900€ – 23.300€ per year, depending upon qualification and expertise

          *The contract includes all the benefits of the Spanish Public Health and Social Security System.

  • Duration of the contract: One year with annual renewals depending on performance.
Lugar de trabajo

IMDEA Energía, Móstoles, Madrid


La resolución se notificará vía e-mail a todos los candidatos de forma personalizada.


Igualdad de oportunidades:

En el proceso de selección se garantiza la igualdad de oportunidades, sin discriminación alguna y se anima a las mujeres a presentar sus candidaturas, favoreciendo así la paridad en el empleo.

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