Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS (group: Digital manufacturing of biomimetic systems)
National Science Centre
Project title, type and project number
Digital fabrication of functional gradient materials aided by artificial intelligence methods: a step towards next-generation porous materials, Opus 19 (2020/37/B/ST8/02167), 31/2022
dr Marco Costantini
The goal of this project is the development of new tools for the design and manufacturing of 3D porous functionally graded materials (pFGMs) that exhibit tailored mechanical properties, in particular pre-designed energy absorption profiles. The ability of controlling the energy absorption of graded materials is of critical importance in a vast range of industrial applications that span from aerospace and construction to transportation and bioengineering. However, due to the intrinsic complexity of pFGMs and the lack of a comprehensive model for such material design, researchers working in the field have limited possibilities and often prefer to proceed with empirical trial-and-error approaches. Here, we propose a new approach towards the design and fabrication of pFGM aimed at i) developing efficient in silico (numerical) modeling of such complex materials enabling the design of porous structures with required mechanical properties, and ii) simplifying / extending the manufacturing procedures.
Number of vacancies
Key responsibilities include
To support the principal investigator in setting up the digital manufacturing platform and in manufacturing the FGMs. In particular, the Post-doc should process the data obtained from in silico simulations into inputs processable by the 3D printer (i.e. generate custom g-codes for the simultaneous control of the microfluidic printing head and of the robotic motion).
Position in the project
Full-time employment, Type of contract: temporary, Hours Per Week: 40
gross salary (total employment cost) of 10 000 PLN per month
Position starts on
Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement
18-months full time work contract
Materials science, chemistry, software engineering or related fields
Scientific profile of a candidate
Recognised Researcher (R2)
Key assessment criteria
The Commission will take into account the following criteria:
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 OPUS 19 call documentation of the National Science Center (NSC). The Commission will analyze CVs of the candidates. The 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 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. 31/2022”
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Deadline for the settlement of the competition
Archival announcement. We would like to thank all candidates for their submitted applications.