The Energy Materials Laboratory at the Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia (ISSP UL), invites a scientific assistant to join the project team.

Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, Laboratory of Energy Storage and Harvesting works to advance environmentally friendly energy storage and harvesting solutions. Our main research directions are materials for batteries, supercapacitors, photo and electrocatalysis and hydrogen-based energy solutions. We are currently building a team to work on materials for supercapacitors.

We invite you to join a project team that, together with European companies and institutes, will develop and research carbon-based supercapacitor materials, helping the industry develop sustainable energy storage devices. The project ends on 30.09.2027., which is also the expiration of the initial work contract. Subsequent continuation of the research topic is possible and very likely.

Work tasks

  • Synthesis, structural and compositional analysis of battery electrode materials
  • Assembling batteries, performing electrochemical measurements
  • Work in a team with knowledgeable colleagues and expanding your and your colleagues' knowledge in the field
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Participation in the preparation of scientific articles and attendance of scientific conferences


  • Master's degree in physics, chemistry, materials science or related field
  • Experience in conducting and analysing experiments
  • Positive attitude, desire to learn and acquire new knowledge, including in doctoral studies
  • High sense of responsibility, ability to work independently and in a team, good organizational skills
  • Good knowledge of English

Our offer

  • Work in an innovative and rapidly growing environment
  • Cooperation with European battery manufacturers and leading research institutes as part of a scientific project
  • In case of interest, we will support international research exchange
  • Flexible working hours
  • Health insurance
  • Possibility to combine work with doctoral studies
  • A salary corresponding to the performance, range 1200 - 2000 Eur gross per month full time

The vacancy can also be adjusted to master's level (recently obtained bachelor's degree).

Please send your CV and Master’s transcript to