Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS
National Science Centre
Project title, type and project number
Graphene biosensing and biophysics, Sonata 15 no. 2019/35/D/ST5/00958, 28/2022
Dr Izabela Kamińska
With this project, we aim at establishing a novel platform for the new field of graphene/hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) biosensing and biophysics. There are two major players: 2D material (graphene or graphene/hBN heterostructure) and DNA origami. On one hand, we have high quality 2D materials with outstanding optoelectronic properties but chemically inert. On the other hand, we have DNA origami structures folded solely from single-stranded DNA which allows for introduction of almost any entity (for example a chemical group) with very high (nanometer) precision. We want to use these building blocks to construct biosensors operating at single-molecules level as well as to investigate macromolecules which are of biological interest.
Number of vacancies
Key responsibilities include
Position in the project
Full-time employment, Type of contract: temporary, Hours Per Week: 40
Gross/gross salary (total employment cost) of 10 000 PLN per month (Total employment cost 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
Position starts on
Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement
12-month full time work contract, with a possible extension depending on funds and in case of an extension of the project implementation period.
Career development prospects at IPC PAS
The job in the exciting interdisciplinary project, realized in a collaboration with Prof. Tinnefeld from LMU Munich. 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 websitesee website
physical chemistry/chemical physics, biochemistry, biophysics, photophysics, photochemistry or related fields
Scientific profile of a candidate
Recognised Researcher (R2)
Key assessment criteria
The Commission will take into account the following criteria and evaluate applications on a point scale:
Employment will take place in accordance with the Employment policy of the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS (https://ichf.edu.pl/files/csr/ipc-procedures.pdf) and the provisions of the competition documentation of the National Science Center (NSC) for the SONATA 15 (https://www.ncn.gov.pl/ogloszenia/konkursy/sonata15?language=en)
The Commission will analyze CVs of the candidates. The top candidates will be invited for an online interview (27-28.09.2022). Good command of English is required. We reserve the right to contact and reply only to selected candidates
• 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 Competition 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 second best candidate.
How to Apply: Send application directly to firstname.lastname@example.org;
IMPORTANT! email subject: “Recruitment no. 28/2022”
(emails without this number will not be considered)
Deadline for the settlement of the competition
Archival announcement. We would like to thank all candidates for their submitted applications.