Group 9: "Coordination metal complexes and functional materials"
National Science Center (NSC)
Project title, type and project number
Activation of Dinitrogen by Multinuclear Iron and Vanadium Complexes Supported by Linked Sterically Demanding N,N’-subunits, OPUS 23, UMO-2022/45/B/ST4/03863, 4/2024
Prof. dr hab. inż. Janusz Lewiński
Main objective of the project is directed to advancing the fundamental knowledge of the activation of dinitrogen by properly designed multinuclear iron and vanadium complexes. Accordingly, the project aims to design, synthesise, and structure characterization of novel complexes supported by sterically encumbered ligands with N,N-binding sites of various angular dispositions of N-donor centres. Then, the resulting low-valent metal complexes will be utilised as model systems for the N2 activation and reduction. Specific objectives will include structure characterisation and reactivity studies of the obtained low-valent metal complexes towards N2 and elucidation of the intimate steps in the N2 activation via combined experimental and theoretical studies.
Number of vacancies
Key responsibilities include
Position in the project
Student – scholarship position
2 000 PLN per month
Position starts on
Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement
6 months with a possible extension
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Scientific profile of a candidate
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Key assessment criteria
Planned (online) interviews: 23.02.2024
How to Apply: Send application directly to email@example.com; IMPORTANT! email subject: "Recruitment no. 4/2024"
Deadline for the settlement of the competition
Archival announcement. We would like to thank all candidates for their submitted applications.