2 Postdoc Positions: Batteries, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

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2 Postdoc Positions: Batteries: The FunNanoMatLab Group at CIQUS, University of Santiago de Compostela, is offering two postdoctoral researcher positions in the synthesis, characterization, and testing of spin-crossover barocaloric materials. These materials have significant technological potential for innovative thermal battery applications.

2 Postdoc Positions: Spin-Crossover Barocaloric Materials for Novel Thermal Batteries

Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area:

  • Chemistry » Inorganic chemistry
  • Chemistry » Molecular chemistry
  • Chemistry » Applied chemistry

Location: University of Santiago de Compostela, CIQUS – Center for Research in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials, Spain


  • PhD in Chemistry/Materials Science or related area
  • Experience relevant to the specific postdoc position applied for (detailed below)
  • Excellent communication skills and proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Creativity, team-working ability, and capability to work in a multidisciplinary and dynamic international environment
  • International postdoctoral experience is highly valued
  • Excellent scientific record in materials science

Job Description:

Postdoc Position 1:

  • Focus: Synthesis and characterization of spin-crossover barocaloric materials
  • Requirements:
    • PhD in Chemistry/Materials Science or related area
    • Experience in coordination synthesis and spin-crossover materials
    • Expertise in XRD, Raman, SQUID, and DSC techniques; experience in barocalorics and magnetism

Postdoc Position 2:

  • Focus: Manufacture and testing of cost-effective barocaloric solid-state refrigerants for thermal batteries
  • Requirements:
    • PhD in Chemistry/Materials Science or related area
    • Experience in advanced characterization under variable temperature and pressure conditions
    • Expertise in caloric techniques and studies of chemical, thermal, and mechanical stability over time

Starting Date and Term: Positions are available starting 1 Sep 2024 for a duration of 2 years, with the possibility of extension.

How to Apply:

  • Send your application to Prof. Maria Gimenez at maria.gimenez.lopez@usc.es.
  • Include a CV, motivation letter, and contact information for at least 2 referees.
  • Specify the position in the subject line as either “BAROCALORICS_PostDoc_1” or “BAROCALORICS_POSTDOC_2”.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Last Date for Apply: 31 July 2024 – 23:59 (Europe/Madrid)

For more information, please refer to the University of Santiago de Compostela job postings or contact Prof. Maria Gimenez directly.



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