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Open Position: Two PhD positions on metal anode based batteries

Deadline: Jul 30, 2023

Two PhD positions will be available at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) to work on metal anode based batteries with ICMAB researcher Alexandre Ponrouch.

Anna
Anna
20 June 2023

The positions offered are in the framework of the recently funded ERC Consolidator project MULTIMETALBAT: Multi-metal anode: Towards safe and energy dense batteries.

The project main objective is to bring a new paradigm for metal anode by developing electrolytes containing a mixture of multiple cations (Li+, Na+, K+, Ca2+ or Mg2+) which will modify the plating and stripping mechanism when compared with conventional single metal anode. The outcome is expected to the development of safer batteries with higher energy density compared with state of the art Li-ion cells. 

PhD1: Spectrocopic characterization and organic-based electrolytes

The successful candidate preferentially has prior experience in spectroscopic characterization techniques (FTIR, RAMAN, XPS). Knowledge on physico-chemical properties of organic based electrolytes will be valued.

The applicant should hold (or expect to obtain by 31 July 2023) a MSc. degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, or related disciplines.

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PhD2: Electrochemistry and electrodeposition

The successful candidate preferentially has prior experience in electrochemistry and electrodeposition. Knowledge of electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance, impedance spectroscopy and X-Ray diffraction will be valued.

The applicant should hold (or expect to obtain by 31 July 2023) a MSc. degree in Electrochemistry, Materials Science, or related disciplines.

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How to apply

Interested candidates should send their CV (only PDF files please), a short statement of purpose, and names of two referees to Alexandre Ponrouch (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Applications will be evaluated as received.

Conditions

  • Deadline for application: 30 July 2023
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Contract duration: 48 months
  • Salary: ~31 k€ (yearly, gross)

Research team website: Solid State Chemistry

About ICMAB

The Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) is a Severo Ochoa Excellence center focusing on cutting-edge research in functional materials in the fields of electronics, energy, and nanomedicine. With over 250 members from 30+ nationalities, ICMAB-CSIC offers a highly international and dynamic environment for enthusiastic young researchers.

ICMAB-CSIC is located at the Autonomous University of Barcelona campus (~35 min from downtown Barcelona by public transportation) and is surrounded by numerous research and technological centers and state-of-the-art facilities.

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