Job details

Recruitment result
Place of work

Group 9: "Coordination metal complexes and functional materials"; INSITUTE OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY PAS

Funding institution

National Science Center (NSC)

Project description

Project title, type and project number

Elaboration of unconventional nanostructured perovskites and zinc oxide through compositional and morphological engineering for game-changing improvements in light harvesting devices, MAESTRO 11, no. 2019/34/A/ST5/00416; 51/2023

Project leader

Prof. dr hab. inż. Janusz Lewiński


Main objectives of the project are directed to tackle challenges concerning either the perovskite absorber layer and the ZnO-based ETL. We plane to develop both mechanochemical processes for the preparation of highly advanced multicomponent MHP inks and controlled growth of MHP materials with various morphologies including single crystals, nanowires and unprecedented nanotubes/microtubes. In regard to ZnO-based ETL, new high-quality ZnO and metal-doped ZnO nanostructures will be elaborated using the one-pot self-supporting organometallic (OSSOM) procedure. Finally, the relationship between device performance and bulk physical properties of both MHPs and  ZnO materials will be systematically investigated.

Job description

Number of vacancies


Key responsibilities include

Post-doc will be involved in realization of the following research tasks:

  • Compositional engineering of halide perovskites using mechanosynthesis and wet approaches.
  • Development of high quality ZnO nanomaterials prospective for light harvesting devices.
  • Fabrication of perovskite- and ZnO-based layers.
  • Characterization of physicochemical properties of the resulting nanostructured materials.

Position in the project

Post-doc position

Job type

Full-time employment, Type of contract: temporary, Hours Per Week: 40


Around 8.200,00 PLN gross

Position starts on


Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement

8 months with a possible extension

We offer

  • Post-doctoral position (full-time employment) in the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS with a gross salary of around 8.200 PLN per month financed from the NCN MAESTRO 11 Project No. 2019/34/A/ST5/00416. 100% of the work time of Postdoc will be devoted to the realization of the proposed project. The offer is for 8 months with possible extensions.
  • 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.

Career development prospects at IPC PAS

The successful candidate will be eligible for all programs at the IPC PAS, including the IPC PAS Young Scientists competition and the IPC PAS Young Scientists Mobility competition. Institute provides an opportunity to participate in ERASMUS+ programme.


Scientific discipline


Scientific profile of a candidate

Recognised Researcher (R2)


  • PhD degree in chemistry obtained no earlier than 7 years before the starting year of the employment in the project. For researchers with multiple PhDs, the date of the first PhD award is deemed the reference date. Extension might apply according to National Science Centre rules.
  • Significant research achievements in one of the project related fields
  • A strong publication record and scientific experience.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a group.
  • Experience with the use of a Schlenk line and  manipulation involving air-sensitive compounds.
  • Knowledge for the application of modern spectroscopic methods in materials chemistry and electronic devices (NMR, FTIR, UV-Vis, PL, DLS, X-ray crystallography (PXRD) and/or electron microscopy).

Key assessment criteria

The Recruitment Commission will take into account the following criteria:

  • The candidate’s competence to carry out specific tasks in the project; (max 65 points)
  • Previous scientific achievements of candidates (publication record, H-index etc.); (max 30 points)
  • Awards and distinctions of the candidate resulting from the conducted research; (5 points)
Required documents
  • Cover letter
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Scan of PhD certificate or a document confirming that the Candidate will obtain the PhD degree prior to the date of employment in the project
  • Motivation letter.
  • List of scientific achievements (publications, patents, conference presentations, etc.)
  • Letters of recommendation written by a scientist in the field.
Recruitment procedure

How to Apply: Send application directly to; IMPORTANT: email title “Recruitment 51/2023” (emails without this number will not be considered);

  • 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 to only selected candidates.
  • Only candidates with a minimum of 70 points would be considered for the position. A position will be offered to the person who obtains the highest number of points. The Recruitment Committee may not recommend any candidate for the position if no candidate would get at least 70 points.
  • Employment will take place in accordance with the employment policy of the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS and the provisions of the competition documentation of the National Science Center (NSC) – MAESTRO 11
  • 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 Recruitment 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 next candidate from the ranking list (If he/she obtained at least 70 points in the recruitment process).
Additional information

The best applicants will be invited for an interview (on-site or online).

Planned (online) interviews: 6-8.03.2024

How to Apply: Send application directly to; IMPORTANT! email subject: "Recruitment no. 51/2023" (emails without this number will not be considered)

Name of the post and its definition in the meaning of the grant documentation:

A post-doc type post is a full-time post, scheduled by the project’s principal investigator for a person who has obtained their PhD degree within 7 years before joining the project. This period may be extended by a time of long-term (in excess of 90 days) documented sick leaves or rehabilitation leaves granted on account of being unfit to work. In addition, the period may be extended by the number of months of a child care leave granted pursuant to the Labour Code and in the case of women, by 18 months for every child born or adopted, whichever manner of accounting for career breaks is preferable.


Application deadline

29.02.2024 15:00

Deadline for the settlement of the competition


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

Date of announcement: 15.01.2024

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