Job details

Recruitment result
Place of work

Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw

Funding institution

National Science Centre (NCN)

Project description

Project title, type and project number

Ionic liquid mixtures for supercapacitor applications: Synergy of electrochemistry, NMR and simulations, NCN OPUS-20 (LAP) Project No 2020/39/I/ST3/02199, 18/2022

Project leader

Dr hab Svyatoslav Kondrat


We are currently witnessing the rapid development of many energy-storage technologies that significantly impact our daily lives. Supercapacitors have emerged as promising electrochemical energy storage devices that provide high power density, excellent cycling stability, and reversibility. However, despite the tremendous research effort, the low energy density and the limited performance at low temperatures remain their main bottlenecks, hindering the widespread application of these ecologically-friendly energy storage systems. So far, the energy storage mechanisms involved at the electrode/electrolyte interface during the charging and discharging processes have not been fully understood. In this international and multidisciplinary project, a selection of different ionic liquid mixtures and nanoporous carbons will be investigated with electrochemical measurements, NMR experiments and molecular simulations to reach these challenging goals.

Job description

Number of vacancies


Key responsibilities include

  • Analysis of NMR and simulations results
  • Cooperating with the NMR group at Warsaw University
  • Writing papers and presenting the results on national and international conferences.

Position in the project


Job type

full-time employment


10 000 PLN/month That is the gross/gross amount including employer's expense. It would be the subject of taxes, social and health insurances and other legal deductions according to polish law.

Position starts on


Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement

36 months

We offer

We offer an NCN-funded 3-year post-doc position. The project will be carried out at the Institute of Physical Chemistry (IPC) and Warsaw University (WU), located in the vibrant and fast developing city of Warsaw. The IPC and WU are the leading research institutions in Poland and among the best in Central and East Europe. The project will be conducted closely with the Institute for New Materials (INM, Saarbrücken, Germany).

Career development prospects at IPC PAS

The successful candidate will be able to take advantage of all programs in the IPC PAS, including Young Scientists of IPC PAS competition and Mobility of Young Scientists of IPC PAS competition. The Institute provides an opportunity to participate in ERASMUS+ program.

Link to Euraxess website

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Scientific discipline

Physic, physical chemistry

Scientific profile of a candidate

Recognised Researcher (R2)


We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated young scientist with  a PhD degree in physics or chemistry obtained no earlier than 7 years before the starting year of the employment in the project (this period might be longer due to family reasons (according to NCN rules).

The successful candidate must have experience in NMR experiments, python scripting, and knowledge of molecular simulations.

A strong interest in multidisciplinary research are desirable.

Excellent communication skills ( fluently in English (written and spoken)

Key assessment criteria

The Recruitment Commission will take into account the following criteria:

  • competencies of candidates for specific tasks in the research project (max 60 points)
  • previous scientific achievements of candidates  (max 30 points)
  • awards and distinctions of the candidate resulting from the conducted research (10 points).
  • The commission evaluates applications on a point scale  (max 100 points)
Required documents

CV, copy of PhD diploma, list of publications and research projects, cover (motivation) letter and a recommendation letter.

You will have to sign the consent to process your data (

Recruitment procedure

Send the required documents to with the title Rekrutacja 18/2022.

• Top candidates will be invited for an online or in-person interview. Good command of English is required. We reserve the right to contact and reply to only selected candidates.

• Only candidates with a minimum of 70 points would be considered for the position. A position will be offered to the person who obtains the highest number of points. The Recruitment Committee may not recommend any candidate for the position if no candidate would get at least 70 points.

• Employment will take place in accordance with the Employment policy of the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS and the provisions of the competition documentation of the National Science Center (NSC) for the OPUS-20 contest

• The incomplete applications will be not considered.

• The results of the competition are made public.

• Candidates who have been issued a negative opinion by the Recruitment Committee or candidates not selected for employment have the right to appeal against the results of the evaluation. The appeal shall be lodged with the Director of the Institute within 7 days from the date of receipt of the appropriate information. The decision of the Director of the Institute shall be final.

• If the top candidate does not sign the contract due to the resignation, we reserve the right to choose the next candidate from the ranking list (If he/she obtained at least 70 points in the recruitment process).

Additional information

Informal enquiries to S. Kondrat (  and and K. Kazimierczuk (  are welcome.


Application deadline

20.06.2022 23:59

Deadline for the settlement of the competition


Archival announcement. We would like to thank all candidates for their submitted applications.

Date of announcement: 26.05.2022

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