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The successful candidate will be involved in work at the intersection of materials chemistry, physical chemistry, and nanotechnology on the one hand and biology (mainly microbiology) on the other. The topics of research work carried out in the "Living Materials" team represent a two-way connection between these fields. Biological elements are used to create functional systems, and the achievements of chemistry (e.g., nanoparticles, non-equilibrium systems, artificial membranes) are intended to solve problems affecting medicine and biology. The issues being pursued also concern the creation of abiotic systems with the characteristics of animate systems.
The winner of the competition will conduct research, supervise the work of less experienced team members (including post-docs, PhD students, undergraduates, and interns), prepare texts of scientific publications (submitted to scientific journals from the Philadelphia list), patent applications, reports, and reports. The Candidate will be expected to apply for external funding for ongoing scientific research. The selected person will be hired as a professor at the Institute and will conduct research in the subject area of Team 2.

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Remuneration: 6410 gross funding from statutory funds of IPC PAS and benefits in the form of: in the form of co-financing of a private medical care package, the possibility of being granted a place in the institute's guest rooms, ERASMUS+.
Others: The successful candidate will become part of an experienced and well-equipped multidisciplinary team and will have the opportunity to gain a comprehensive knowledge of the physical chemistry of biological systems, particularly new materials, biomaterials and systems far from equilibrium.

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Scientific profile of a candidate

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  • Completed university studies in the field of chemistry, academic degree habilitated doctor, in the discipline chemical sciences
  • Required competencies: at least 7 years of experience in work related to nanotechnology, bionanotechnology and/or physical chemistry of biological systems; experience in the use and analysis of research results related to surface physicochemistry (e.g., SEM, AFM, XRR, ellipsometry), analytical methods (e.g., using spectroscopic techniques such as SERS), synthesis of nanomaterials (e.g., nanoparticles), and basic microbiological techniques (e.g., knowing and applying requirements for working in a sterile environment, passage of eukaryotic cells, bacteria culturing, knowledge of standard protocols (e.g., MTT)); postdoctoral fellowship held at a foreign institution; experience in leading externally funded research projects; proven experience in supervising students; knowledge of English to prepare scientific publications for journals on the ISI Master list;
  • Desired competencies: proficiency in communicating scientific results; experience in patenting solutions with application potential; ability to identify research problems within the research field. E.g.:

Key assessment criteria

  • Creativity measured by the quality and number of scientific publications in which the Candidate is the first author, corresponding author or significant author [1] and patent applications/patents and/or implementation;
  • Mobility in the Candidate's career (research internships, change in scientific profile, internships and work in industry);
  • The number of citations of the Candidate's work, especially those papers in which the Candidate is the first author, corresponding author, or significant author;
  • Creativity measured by the quality and number of research projects the Candidate has led and publications resulting from the implementation of those projects;
  • An opinion of the Candidate, issued by an independent researcher.

When assessing the Candidate's achievements the Competition Committee will take into account breaks in research work (e.g. maternity leave, internships in industry etc.) and will convert the indicated achievements of the Candidate into effective years of research [2]. As part of the competition procedure, selected Candidates may be invited for an interview or be asked to publicly present the results of their previous work in the form of a seminar at the IPC PAS and / or additional explanations.

[1] The importance of the candidate's work in a given publication may be emphasized by the correspondent author / the person conducting the research in a separate letter.

[2] Information on breaks in the candidate's research work should be included in the CV.

Required documents
  • CV (including contact details i.e. correspondence address or e-mail address and telephone number);
  • Motivational letter (not exceeding 3,500 characters), containing concise information about scientific/professional interests, previous achievements pointing out the three most important, any participation in projects and the Candidate's own intentions;
  • At least one opinion of the Candidate, issued by an independent researcher;
  • A list of publications indicating a maximum of 5 of the most important studies carried out in the last 5 years of the Candidate's research work [3], or patents;
  • The number of citations of publications without self-citations, the h index, and the number of years worked effectively in science (after deduction of breaks);
  • A list of research projects (also application, implementation), which were headed by the Candidate or where he/she was the main researcher and 1-3 most important publications that were a result of the implementation of this project, or other tangible results of the project;
  • The Candidate's declaration that he/she has become acquainted with the General Rules Governing Competitions for Research Posts at the IPC PAS in Warsaw.

[3] After deduction of breaks in the candidate's research work.

Additional information

By e-mail:
Please write in the title of the e-mail : "Recruitment no 38/2022".

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. Candidates may become acquainted with the General Rules Governing Competitions for Research Posts at the IPC PAS on (enter website) and the employment policy at the IPC PAS on (enter website)


Application deadline

17.10.2022 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: 14.09.2022

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