Job details

Recruitment result
Place of work

Institue of Physical Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences

Funding institution

National Science Centre (NSC)

Project description

Project title, type and project number

Assembly of particle chains based on dielectrophoretic, magnetic and capillary effects, SONATA 15 2019/35/D/ST5/03613, 42/2021

Project leader

Dr inż. Konrad Giżyński


A very promising method that might be a breakthrough for large-scale manufacturing of flexible electronic devices was demonstrated two years ago by experimental scientists. They showed that by applying AC electric current, centimetre-long and micrometre-thick chains of particles can be assembled and deposited on substrates to form paths that conduct electric charges. Unlike today’s standard manufacturing technologies for electronic components, their method makes it possible to deposit the paths on surfaces that are convex or concave or have irregular geometry, and they can be bent, stretched or compressed.

We aim to extend the original method with the possibility of assembling the desired structures with a magnetic field. This is to enable non-electric field assembly (e.g., for repair of components prone to damage from electric charges) and prevent unordered path formation. The approach is novel compared to the original method and thus is interesting from a basic scientific perspective. On the other hand, it offers an alternative route for the fabrication process of conductive paths composed of magnetic materials. Moreover, such structures have the ability to release energy in the form of heat when exposed to high-frequency alternating magnetic fields. This feature will allow for controllable and contactless heating of fabricated materials while also making use of their conductive properties

We are looking for an experimentalist with strong theoretical background in physics/chemistry to cope with the physico-chemical problems in materials science. We guarantee access to top-notch instrumentation and well equipped laboratories.

Job description

Number of vacancies


Key responsibilities include

  • Planning and Performing experiments
  • Data analysis
  • Reporting
  • Preparation of scientific publications as well as presentations of the results at scientific and popular science conferences.
  • Cooperation with team members

Position in the project

Phd Student – scholarship position

Job type



scholarship 5000 PLN per month

Position starts on


Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement

23 months with possible extension of maximum 13 months (total 36 months)

We offer

We offer 5000 PLN per month of additional stipend financed from the the NCN SONATA 15 Project No. 2019/35/D/ST5/03613. The position within the grant is for a period of 23 months  with possible extension of maximum 13 months (total 36 months) in case of an extension of the project implementation period.

Participation in high impact and timely research;

Access to unique technology and modern research laboratories;

Career development prospects at IPC PAS

  • Opportunity to advance scientific knowledge and gain hands-on experience at the border between materials science and digital manufacturing;
  • Opportunity to work in a dynamic, multidisciplinary team of experienced chemists, engineers and biologists;
  • Participation in international conferences and Erasmus+ programmes;

Link to Euraxess website

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Scientific discipline

Chemistry, Physics, Material Engineering or related sciences

Scientific profile of a candidate

First Stage Researcher (R1)


Candidate must meets any of the following criteria:

a) is a student of a full-time first or second-cycle degree programme or uniform Master’s studies at a university in Poland;

b) is a participant in a doctoral programme;

c) is a doctoral candidate at a doctoral school.

Candidates can simultaneously apply for Warsaw PhD School in Natural and BioMedical Sciences in order to meet the criteria.

Specific Requirements:

1.  Candidate should have Master degree in chemistry, physics, material engineering or related sciences.

2.  Having status of the PhD student before starting work within the Project.

3.  Ability to work independently as well as in a group.

4.  Basic knowledge of programming will be appreciated.

5.  Knowledge of the English language enabling the use of professional literature.

Key assessment criteria

The Commission will take into account the following criteria:

  • the candidates competence to carry out specific tasks in the research project,
  • the candidate’s research achievements, including publications in prestigious academic press /journals,
  • research-related achievements, scholarships, awards  and research experience gained in Poland or abroad, research workshops and training courses, participation in research projects
Required documents
  • scientific curriculum vitae, including a list of scientific achievements (scholarships, publications, patents, conference presentations, etc.).
  • motivation letter
  • copy of a master diploma
  • copy of a document confirming course of a study
  • reference from previous supervisor (at least one letter of recommendation)

Incomplete applications may be not considered

Recruitment procedure
  • The scholarship will be awarded in accordance with the NCN regulations: „REGULATIONS FOR AWARDING NCN SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NCN-FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS" and in accordance with the Employment policy of the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS (
  • If the applicant does not have a status of PhD student in Poland according to NCN regulation “REGULATIONS FOR AWARDING NCN SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NCN-FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS "(Annex to Resolution No 25/2019 of the NCN Council, 14.03.2019), to be eligible, the applicant is required to submit simultaneously their application to the online recruitment system of Warszawska Szkoła Doktorska Nauk Ścisłych i BioMedycznych” [Warsaw Doctoral School “Warsaw-4-PhD” ] between 04th August and 18th of August 2021
  • (follow updates within the Candidates → Admission section→ Project 3.5 Assembly of particle chains based on dielectrophoretic, magnetic and capillary effects)
  • The best applicants will be invited for an interview (on-site or online) between 25.08 – 30.08 2021. The interview for „Warszawska Szkoła Doktorska Nauk Ścisłych i BioMedycznych” (Warsaw Doctoral School “Warsaw-4-PhD”) will be carried out between 6.09 – 16.09 2021 at the IPC-PAS.). We reserve the right to contact and reply only to selected candidates.
  • The commission will evaluate 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

Send an application directly to
IMPORTANT: email title “Recruitment 42/2021”

(emails without this number will be not considered!)"


Application deadline

24.08.2021 23:00

Deadline for the settlement of the competition


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

Date of announcement: 10.08.2021

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