PhD position available to work in the research project structural batteries.


Ref. num. STRUBAT-RA01

Research Assistant - PhD candidate - Structural batteries

IMDEA Materials (Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies of Materials) is a non-profit, independent research institute, promoted by the Regional Government de Madrid (Spain), to carry out research in Materials Science and Engineering. IMDEA Materials Institute is committed to excellence in research by attracting talent from all over the world and to foster technology transfer to the industrial sector in a truly international environment. More information about the activities of the Institute can be found at:


This PhD position is part of electrochemistry research group at IMDEA-Materials Institute. Research activities will be focused on the fabrication of high-performance electrode materials with desired structural and electrochemical performance followed by their integration in carbon fiber composite laminates to produce structural batteries.

Our work plan also involves the development of novel solid-state polymer electrolyte systems and their extensive electrochemical, surface chemical, mechanical and interfacial investigations using a variety of electrochemical, spectroscopic and microscopic techniques.


Candidates should hold Masters in Materials Science, Electrochemistry, Nanotechnology (or related discipline) with excellent academic credentials and a strong commitment to develop an academic career in an international and multidisciplinary environment. 

Previous experience in nanomaterials synthesis, electrochemical energy storage systems, polymer electrolytes, mechanical testing of materials, spectroscopy (Raman, FT-IR, XPS etc.) and microscopy (SEM, TEM etc.) are necessary.

Fluent oral and written English is required.

No knowledge of Spanish is required (free lessons provided).


Full time temporary contract including social security coverage. Salary depending on previous experience and credentials.

Available immediately. The vacancy will be closed as soon as we find the right candidate.