Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS , Group 9: "Coordination metal complexes and functional materials"
National Science Center (NSC)
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, 2019/34/A/ST5/00416, 52/2023
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 develop mechanochemical processes for the preparation of highly advanced multicomponent MHP inks. We also focus on the development of controlled growth of MHP materials with various morphologies including single crystals, nanowires and unprecedented nanotubes/microtubes. In regard to ZnO-based ETL, we elaborate new high-quality ZnO and metal-doped ZnO nanostructures by the developed in our group one-pot self-supporting organometallic (OSSOM) procedure (or its modification) from well-defined organozinc precursors. Finally, the relationship between device performance and bulk physical properties of both MHPs and ZnO materials is systematically investigated.
Number of vacancies
Key responsibilities include
PhD student will be involved in realization of the following research tasks:
Position in the project
PhD student – Scholarship position
5 000 PLN per month
Position starts on
Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement
6 months with the possibility of extension
Career development prospects at IPC PAS
The successful candidate will be able to take advantage of all programs in the IPC PAS, including Young Scientists of IPC PAS competition and Mobility of Young Scientists of IPC PAS competition. The Institute provides an opportunity to participate in ERASMUS+ program.
Scientific profile of a candidate
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Key assessment criteria
The Commission will take into account the following criteria and evaluate applications on a point scale:
How to Apply: Send application directly to firstname.lastname@example.org; IMPORTANT! email subject: "Recruitment no. 52/2023"
(emails without this number will be not considered!)
NCN scholarships shall be paid to scholarship recipients pursuant to a scholarship agreement concluded in writing between the host institution for the research project and the person who has been awarded the scholarship.
A certificate of PhD student status is attached to the contract.
NCN scholarships may be awarded to a person who is a participant in a doctoral programme or is a doctoral candidate at a doctoral school.
According to “REGULATIONS FOR AWARDING NCN SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NCN-FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECT”
Deadline for the settlement of the competition
Archival announcement. We would like to thank all candidates for their submitted applications.