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ICMAB Open Positions

A Postdoc position will be available at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC)

Deadline: Mar 15, 2024

The position offered are in the framework of a national project funded by the AEI (proyectos de transición ecológica y transición digital 2021) in collaboration with the group of Dr. Juan José Vilatela (IMDEA Materiales, Madrid).

15 February 2024

The project main objective is to advance the development of the next generation of Lithium-ion batteries by achieving high capacity retention in high energy density cells via interface engineering of electrodes and optimization of electrolyte formulation.  

The successful candidate preferentially has prior experience in polymer electrolyte for battery. Knowledge on spectroscopic characterization techniques (FTIR, RAMAN) and electrochemistry will be valued.

The applicant should hold a PhD in Chemistry, Materials Science, or related disciplines.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send their CV, 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.


  • Deadline for application: 15 March 2024
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Contract duration: 18 months (renewable)
  • Salary: ~50 k€ (yearly, gross)

Research team website: Solid State Chemistry (


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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