Post-Doc Fabrication of all solid-state Li-ion Batteries

The position is in the Faculty of Engineering Sciences of Vrije Universiteit Brussel. The candidate will work in the research group MOBI (Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology Research Centre). MOBI  is a top-notch research group at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel that has an international reputation in the fields of sustainable transport and its integration in the energy system. Battery Innovation Center (BIC) of MOBI has been involved in Battery characterization, modelling, thermal management research. In last couple of years BIC expanded its research incorporating battery assembly and fabrication processes, in particular, all solid-state batteries. BIC has been successful in securing several national and European research projects in the field of battery fabrication and assembly of all solid-state batteries.

 

Tasks

  • Performing and leading research activities within projects.
  • Innovate new solution of existing technical challenges.
  • Guiding and supervising Ph students in day to activities.
  • Publish research outcome.
  • Prepare research proposal for future projects.

 

Profile

The candidate should have

  • An academic PhD degree in Physics/Chemistry/Chemical Engineering/Material Engineering or relevant discipline;
  • Good knowledge of electrochemistry;
  • Previous experience in fabrication of battery/fuel cell electrode;
  • Knowledge of material synthesis is desirable but not mandatory;
  • Experience with solid-state electrolyte will be given preference;
  • Excellent communication skills in English (speaking and writing);
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently while carrying out complex tasks;
  • Ability to take initiative; and
  • A proactive attitude in the projects (s)he is involved.

 

Our offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Hospitalization cover
  • Free use of public transport for travel to and from work
  • Extensive sporting facilities and a nursery on campus
  • Young, international and challenging work environment at the cutting edge of innovative research

 

Deadline for application: 21/07/2019

Starting date: As soon as possible

 

How to apply?

Please send the following documents to: shovon.goutam@vub.be and Yousef.firouz@vub.be

  • A detailed CV including details of all academic degrees and list of relevant publication
  • A cover letter explaining the motivation for joining this position and highlighting expertise of the candidate which is most relevant to the technical requirement.
  • A copy of Phd Diploma