FBK

FBK | FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER

TRENTO

FBK is a private research institution based in Trento (Italy), operating in different scientific fields and disciplines. As such, it keeps the Autonomous Province of Trento within the mainstream of international research. FBK comprises 12 research centres.

FBK

FBK | FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER

TRENTO

FBK is a private research institution based in Trento (Italy), operating in different scientific fields and disciplines. As such, it keeps the Autonomous Province of Trento within the mainstream of international research. FBK comprises 12 research centres.

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Engineer with expertise on multiphysics modelling and programming for the Battery and Electrification Technologies unit

Number of open position: 1
Place of work: Trento, Rovereto
Deadline for applications: 22/07/2024
Full-time job

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 batteries)

The selected candidate will work within the BET team to achieve tasks and project objectives collaborating with other researchers involved in both modeling and experimental activities.

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate should have:

  • MSc in Chemical, Energy, Computational Engineering or equivalent technical background (the degree must be obtained by the start date of the FBK contract)
  • strong know-how on computational methods for the resolution of PDEs and ODEs
  • solid skills in programming (e.g., C++, python)
  • know-how on chemical and/or electrochemical processes
  • know-how on modelling chemical or electrochemical phenomena at component or system level, preferably using opensource or custom-developed software
  • experience with computational tools for multiphysics analyses (e.g. OpenFOAM, FeniCS, Ansys Fluent)
  • good knowledge of written and spoken English
  • teamwork approach, good communication and relational skills
  • self-motivation and result orientation

Additional requirements:

Furthermore, the following elements will be positively evaluated:

  • PhD degree (or at least three years of experience) in fields related to this call
  • know-how on battery cells electrochemical models for Li-ion (e.g., SPM, DFN) or redox flow batteries
  • know-how on chemical process simulators (e.g., OpenModelica, Aspen, DWSim)

Employment

  • 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: September 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 https://www.fbk.eu/en/work-with-us/

Application

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application by completing the online form (https://jobs.fbk.eu/). 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)

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