ICMAB Open Positions

Open Postdoctoral position on redox flow batteries within the FLOWBAT network

Deadline: May 14, 2021

The FLOWBAT network, supported by the Spanish Research Council (CSIC), is developing flow battery technology for large scale energy storage. The ICMAB team is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher on flow battery electrolytes.

12 March 2021

The SSC group has strong expertise in electroactive materials, nanocarbons, advanced characterization and electrochemical energy storage. Excellent facilities for testing and characterization of materials and devices are available.

The project will investigate novel electrolyte formulations in which suspensions of nanoparticles will be explored. The goal is obtaining a system with more sustainable materials, lower cost, increased safety and energy density compared with the current state of the art, the vanadium technology. This could have huge impact for the expansion of renewable energies and a decarbonized economy.

The project is in the framework of the CSIC FLOWBAT network, where some ICMAB reserachers of the SSC group participate.

The successful candidate will:

  • Develop suspensions and solutions of electroactive and conducting materials
  • Investigate materials and interfaces using microscopic, spectroscopic and electrochemical techniques.
  • Develop, model and test flow cells based on the electrochemistry and physico-chemical properties of these materials.


  • A full-time contract until end 2022. The expected starting date will be between May and July 2021.
  • The gross salary will be 29,000 € per year.
  • Financial support for research, publishing and presenting results at leading international conferences.


  • Required: PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or similar.
  • Valuable: Experience with electrochemical techniques, electrodeposition, electrochemical energy storage, colloidal nanoparticles.
  • Valuable: Effective oral and written communication skills, team work, fluency and clarity in English, strong academic record.

Application process:

Applications should include full CV and contact details for two referees available to provide reference. Deadline: May 7, 2021.

For application or further information, please contact Dr. Dino Tonti (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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