Job details

Recruitment result
Place of work

Group 9: "Coordination metal complexes and functional materials"

Funding institution

National Science Center (NSC)

Project description

Project title, type and project number

Towards novel generation of anodes based on halide perovskites for li-ion batteries, OPUS, 2021/41/B/ST5/04450, 33/2022

Project leader

Prof. dr hab. Inż. Władysław Wieczorek (CH PW), Dr inż. Michał Leszczyński (IPC PAS)


The main objective of the project is to utilise tailor-made perovskite-type materials as major negative electrode components as well as artificial solid electrolyte interface (SEI) protecting layers for a new generation of Li-ion batteries. All materials will be prepared using, innovative mechanochemical procedure by grinding of solid state precursors. Physicochemical properties of novel “mechanoperovskites” will be examined by a variety of techniques. Afterwards, the developed materials will be subjected to extensive electrochemical investigation in order to evaluate their applicability in Li-ion batteries. The final stage of the research involves preparation of new energy storage devices based on the results achieved in the course of the project.

Job description

Number of vacancies


Key responsibilities include

The role of the PhD student will include synthesis of perovskite materials using a variety of techniques. In particular:

  • Compositional engineering and characterization of halide perovskite materials for negative electrodes
  • Characterisation of tailor-made artificial SEI layer with Hückel anions intercalated into halide perovskites

Moreover, the PhD student will be involved in writing publications and reports.


Position in the project

PhD Student – Scholarship position

Job type



4000 PLN per month

Position starts on


Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement

24 months with the possibility of extension

We offer

  • Participation in high impact and timely research.
  • Access to unique technology and modern research laboratories.
  • Opportunity to work in a team of dedicated researchers and technologists.
  • Opportunity to advance scientific knowledge and gain hands-on experience at the border between theory and experiment.
  • Participation in international conferences.

More details

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Scientific discipline


Scientific profile of a candidate

First Stage Researcher (R1)


  • Good practical and theoretical knowledge related to the field of study
  • University degree in chemistry or related scientific discipline
  • Good language skills in English
  • Experience in laboratory work in the field of inorganic chemistry and/or mechanochemistry.
  • Experience in the use of synthetic and analytical techniques crucial for the project (e.g. PXRD, FTIR, UV-Vis, PL, TGA-DSC)

Key assessment criteria

  • The candidate’s research achievements, including publications in prestigious academic press /journals (50% of the final score).
  • Research-related achievements, scholarships, awards and research experience gained in Poland or abroad, research workshops and training courses, participation in research projects (20% of the final score).
  • The candidate’s competence to carry out specific tasks in the research project (30% of the final score). In particular:

- General knowledge concerning the materials chemistry and nanotechnology.

- The candidate’s competence to carry out specific tasks in the research project.

- Experience of the applicant in the scientific research, especially in the areas related to the project topic.

Required documents
  • Scientific curriculum vitae, including a list of scientific achievements
  • Motivation letter
  • At least one recommendation letter
Recruitment procedure
  • The best applicants will be invited for an interview (on-site or online). The applicants will be asked to provide short presentation about their scientific experience.
  • The scholarship will be awarded in accordance with the NCN regulations: "Rules of granting scholarships to young scientists in research projects" (Annex to Resolution No 25/2019 of the NCN Council, 14.03.2019) and in accordance with the Employment policy of the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS (
  • The commission evaluates applications on a point scale. The scholarship will be awarded to the person who obtains the highest number of points.
  • 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.
  • The results of the competition are made public.
Additional information

Planned  interviews: 25.09.2022

How to Apply: Send application directly to; IMPORTANT! email subject: "Recruitment no. 33/2022"


Application deadline

22.09.2022 17:00

Deadline for the settlement of the competition


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

Date of announcement: 29.08.2022

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