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: (H/F) Young researcher in Electrodes and electrolytes for ultrathin Reversible Solid Oxide Cells

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Français - Anglais

Date Limite Candidature : vendredi 8 juillet 2022

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General information

Reference : UMR5628-ANNDUC-005
Workplace : GRENOBLE
Date of publication : Friday, June 17, 2022
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 13 months
Expected date of employment : 1 October 2022
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : from 2663 euros gross/month depending on experience
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : 1 to 4 years


We are looking for a highly-motivated postdoctoral researcher to lead the research activity on the development and advanced characterization of electrochemical materials for their use in ultrathin Reversible Solid Oxide Cells. He/she will be part of the “SALD team” (https://sites.google.com/site/workdmr/) and will work under the supervision of Dr David Muñoz-Rojas and in close collaboration with the “Nanoionics team”, led by Dr Mónica Burriel. He/she will work within the framework of the European FET Proactive project “Epistore” (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101017709), which aim is to revolutionize the energy storage sector by developing pocket-sized kW-range stacks based on thin film reversible Solid Oxide Cells (TF-rSOCs). Within the “Epistore” project he/she will be a member a European network of partners, including research, technology centers and advanced industries from 7 different countries, who have joined their efforts with the goal of opening-up a new technology paradigm.


The candidate will have two roles, a scientific one (90% of the time) and as project engineer (10% of the time, assisting to the administrative work of the Epistore project). Within this very exciting project, the post-doctoral researcher will focus on the investigation of oxide thin films for miniaturized and reversible fuel cells devices, which will be able to work as micro-fuel cells and micro-electrolysers.
He/she will be mainly focused on the tuning of the materials structural and functional properties using chemical deposition techniques (mainly SALD, but also CVD and ALD) and in the development of advanced functional characterization techniques. For understanding and optimizing the thin film properties, it is mandatory to relate the structural, micro-structural and chemical parameters of the oxide to the electrochemical performance at high temperatures. The LMGP houses state-of-the-art experimental equipment for investigating such properties. X-ray diffraction, atomic force microscopy, electron microscopy (SEM, TEM) and in situ Raman spectroscopy will be routinely used and will be combined with electrochemical measurements. For this the postdoc will mainly in charge of the:
• Deposition, characterization and tuning of electrolyte and electrode materials
• Development and implementation of advanced in situ and operando characterization techniques
• Scaling and integration of the optimized thin films in reversible Micro Solid Oxide Cells
• Project management: organization of meetings, presentations and report writing
• PhD degree in materials science, physics, chemistry or related field.
• A very good knowledge of English language, both spoken and written.
• Excellent writing skills, ability to publish and promote your research
• Excellent communication, organisational skills and managerial ability for the project
• Proactive, creative, independent and highly-motivated candidate
• Interpersonal skills, problem-solving, initiative, rigor and teamwork abilities


• Knowledge in materials science, especially in Solid State Ionics and Electrochemistry and thin film deposition by chemical approaches
• Experience in characterisation of functional oxide thin films, including diffraction techniques (XRD, XRR, RSM), electron microscopy (SEM, EDX and TEM), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Ellipsometry and Raman spectroscopy
• Experience in electrical and electrochemical measurements (e.g. Van der Paw, impedance spectroscopy, electrical conductivity relaxation)
• Computing and programming skills (Python, Matlab and/or Labview)

Highly desirable
• Numerical simulation skills (e.g. COMSOL)
• Experience in Synchrotron characterizations techniques (eg. XAS, HAXPES, XRD)
• Experience in clean room microfabrication

Work Context

The Materials and Physical Engineering Laboratory (LMGP) is a joint research unit of the CNRS and Grenoble INP.
It is composed of 3 research teams:
- IMBM (Interaction between Materials and Biological Material),
- FunSurf (functional thin layers and nano-surface engineering),
- NanoMat (Nanomaterials and Advanced Heterostructures)
The laboratory is composed of about 100 people including 40 permanent and about 60 non-permanent (doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows, guest researchers, master students ...).

Constraints and risks

Chemical risks

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