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Job Record #19151
TitleA chemical engineer for Battery R&D
CategoryJob in Academia
EmployerFondazione Bruno Kessler
LocationItaly, TN, Trento
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateTuesday, May 21, 2024
Job description

The position offered concerns mainly the development and validation of chemical 
and/or electrochemical models related to Lithium-ion battery recycling processes 
and battery cells. The candidate will provide support to the Battery and 
Electrification Technologies (BET) unit in both European and national projects 
related to Li-ion batteries and redox flow batteries.  The selected candidate 
will work in the FREE4LIB Horizon Europe project and contribute to the European 
Battery Innovation IPCEI project ( aiming at the 
development of next-generation battery technologies.

The activities of the successful candidate will focus on:

*development and validation of models for the different chemical processes 
involved in Li-ion battery recycling (e.g., leaching, precipitation, liquid-
liquid extraction, etc);

*development and validation of electrochemical models at cell level for 
different battery technologies (e.g., Li-ion, Redox flow batteries, Solid-state 

*supporting cell testing activities that will provide inputs for the models.
The ideal candidate should have:

-MSc in Chemical Engineering, Computational Engineering or equivalent technical 
-Strong know-how on chemical and/or electrochemical processes;
-Solid know-how on computational methods for the resolution of PDEs and ODEs;
-Know-how on modelling chemical or electrochemical phenomena at component or 
system level, preferably using opensource or custom-developed software;
-Skills in programming (e.g., C++, python or Julia) and some experience in the 
development of applications or libraries for modelling physical systems;
-Experience with computational tools for multiphysics analyses (e.g., OpenFOAM, 
FeniCS, Ansys Fluent) and/or with system level/chemical process simulators 
(e.g., OpenModelica, Aspen, DWSim);
-Good knowledge of written and spoken English;
-Ability to work in a collaborative environment, with a strong commitment to 
achieve assigned objectives;
-Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks/projects at one time;
-Skills in problem solving;
-Ability to write technical reports and scientific papers;
-Good communication and relational skills;
-Self-motivation and result orientation.
Furthermore, the following elements will be positively evaluated:

-PhD degree (or a few years of experience) in fields related to this call;
-Solid know-how on electrochemistry and batteries;
-Know-how on battery cells electrochemical models for Li-ion (e.g., SPM, DFN) or 
redox flow batteries.


Type of contract: Fixed Term Contract 

Gross annual salary:about € 36.200 - € 41.400 depending on background and 
expertise in the field.

Working hours: full time (38 hours per week)

Start date: July 2024 

Duration: 2 years (with the possibility to extend the contract)

Workplace: Povo - Rovereto 

Benefits: flexi-time, company subsidized cafeteria or meal vouchers, internal 
car park, welcome office support for visa formalities, accommodation, social 
security (SANIFONDS), family-work balance, free training courses, support on 
bank account opening, discount on public transport, sport, language course fees. 
More info at  


Interested candidates are requested to submit their application by completing 
the online form 
htm). Please make sure that your application contains the following attachments 
(in pdf format):

Detailed CV including a list of scientific publications;
Cover Letter (explaining your motivation for this specific position)
At least 2 professional references (e-mails and/or phone numbers)
Application deadline: May 21, 2024
Contact Information:
Please mention the CFD Jobs Database, record #19151 when responding to this ad.
NameEdoardo Gino Macchi
Email ApplicationNo
Addressvia Sommarive 18
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