Job details

Recruitment result
Place of work

Group 9: "Coordination metal complexes and functional materials"

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, 2019/34/A/ST5/00416, 53/2021

Project leader

Prof. dr hab. inż. Janusz Lewiński


We plan to develop mechanochemical processes as an emerging tool for the preparation of highly advanced multicomponent MHP inks. We will also focus on the development of controlled growth of MHP materials with various morphologies including single crystals, nanowires and unprecedented nanotubes/microtubes. These unique nanostructured perovskite materials may open new venue in physico-chemistry of perovskites and optoelectronic devices.

Job description

Number of vacancies


Key responsibilities include

Student will be involved in realization of the following research tasks:

  • fabrication of high quality ZnO nanomaterials prospective for light harvesting devices.
  • fabrication of metal halide perovskite- and ZnO-based thin layers
  • characterization of physicochemical properties of the resulting nanostructured materials.

Scientific initiative and contribution through regular reporting and publishing, as well as presenting at group meetings and conferences for young investigators.


Position in the project

Student – Scholarship position

Job type



1 500 PLN per month

Position starts on


Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement

6 months with the possibility of extension

We offer

  • 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.

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Scientific discipline


Scientific profile of a candidate

First Stage Researcher (R1)


  • Completed 3rd year of studies in chemistry.
  • Experience in laboratory work in the field of inorganic. organic and coordination chemistry.
  • Experience with the use of a Schlenk line and  manipulation involving air-sensitive compounds.
  • Basic knowledge in characterization methods of organic-inorganic functional materials.
  • Additional skills are welcome:

-experience in determining the basic optical parameters of nanosystems including QY, FWHM, fluorescence lifetime, estimation the band gap using Tauc's equation; -

-experience in describing the structure–property–function relationship in nanomaterials 

Key assessment criteria

  • General knowledge concerning the materials chemistry and nanotechnology.
  • The candidate’s competence to carry out specific tasks in the research project.
  • Experience with the use of a Schlenk line and  manipulation of air-sensitive compounds.
Required documents
  • Scientific curriculum vitae, including a list of scientific achievements
  • Motivation letter
  • At least one recommendation letter
  • A transcript of the grades/credits received during the last stage of studies and grade point average

Recruitment procedure
  • The best applicants will be invited for an interview (on-site or online).
  • The scholarship will be awarded in accordance with the NCN regulations: "Rules of granting scholarships to young scientists in research projects" (Annex to Resolution No 25/2019 of the NCN Council, 14.03.2019) and in accordance with the Employment policy of the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS ( A scholarship agreement will be signed with successful applicants on condition that the Institute of Physical Chemistry signs the grant agreement with NSC."
  • The commission evaluates 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

Planned (online) interviews: 28.09.2021

How to Apply: Send application directly to; IMPORTANT! email subject: "Recruitment no. 53/2021"


Application deadline

27.09.2021 17:00

Deadline for the settlement of the competition


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

Date of announcement: 15.09.2021

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