We are now inviting applications for the position of Scientific Director in the Electrochemical Energy Storage area (EES), to lead the development of breakthrough technologies for batteries and electrochemical energy storage devices.
Reporting directly to the General Manager and leading the basic oriented research groups of the EES area, which bring together scientists from 14 different nationalities, the Scientific Director will be responsible of:
The Scientific Director will manage the budget of his/her area and he/she is also expected to:
We are looking for highly skilled and motivated individual capable of taking up this challenging opportunity to develop an ambitious research program. Applicants should have a high degree of initiative and should be open to intense interdisciplinary collaboration.
Applicants must demonstrate an internationally recognized scientific career path, including having headed European Projects involving consortiums of more than two countries.
The candidate should hold a PhD in Solid-state Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics, or related fields, as well as at least 10 years direct R&D experience in research and development of batteries, with a proven track record publishing in high-impact factor journals. Having managed an ERC grant or similar will also be valued very positively.
We expect high readiness to work with strong engagement and creativity in an interdisciplinary and international environment.
Applicants should be fluent in English. Spanish conversation skills will be also desirable. Knowledge of Basque will be considered useful but not compulsory.