Job details

Recruitment result
Place of work

Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS (group: Digital manufacturing of biomimetic systems)

Funding institution


Project description

Project title, type and project number

Digital fabrication of functional gradient materials aided by artificial intelligence methods: a step towards next-generation porous materials, NCN Opus 19, 2020/37/B/ST8/02167, 44/2023

Project leader

dr Marco Costantini


The goal of this project (“Digital fabrication of functional gradient materials aided by artificial intelligence methods: a step towards next-generation porous materials” NCN Opus 19, 2020/37/B/ST8/02167) 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

Job description

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

Post-doc position

Job type

• Type of contract: temporary • Status: Ful time • Hours Per Week: 40


gross salary (total employment cost) of 11 600 pln

Position starts on


Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement

12-months full time work contract

We offer

  • 12-months full time work contract
  • Work in the outstanding scientific institution in the dynamic research group of Digital Manufacturing of biomimetic systems
  • Engagement in an ambitious research program and possibility to build the academic career
  • International collaboration with leading Universities

Career development prospects at IPC PAS

  • Participation in Erasmus projects

Scientific discipline

Materials science, chemistry, software engineering or related fields

Scientific profile of a candidate

Recognised Researcher (R2)


  • PhD degree in engineering, materials science, chemistry or related fields obtained not earlier than 7 years before the engagement in the project (this period might be longer due to family reasons according to NCN rules).
  • Experience in microfluidics, porous materials synthesis, image processing, machine learning will be an asset
  • Knowledge of basic techniques and protocols used in chemistry lab
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English

Key assessment criteria

The Commission will take into account the following criteria:

  • Competence for specific tasks in a research project
  • Previous scientific achievements (publication record, H-index etc.)
  • References

Candidate’s own initiative in research projects

Required documents
  • scientific curriculum vitae, including a list of scientific achievements (scholarships, publications, patents, conference presentations, etc.).
  • motivation letter
  • At least, one recommendation letter
  • citation report (e.g. from Web of Science) including the number of publication, number of citation without self-citation, h-index of the Candidate
  • a scan of the PhD diploma
  • a scan of the MSc diploma
Recruitment procedure

Employment will take place in accordance with the employment policy of the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS 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.

Additional information

How to Apply: Send application directly to;

IMPORTANT! email subject: “Rekrutacja nr 44/2023”


Application deadline

9.10.2023 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: 26.09.2023

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