Job details

Recruitment result
Place of work

Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS

Funding institution

National Science Centre

Project description

Project title, type and project number

Optical fiber biosensing systems for fast and early identification of inflammatory factors, OPUS Project No. 2019/35/B/ST7/04388

Project leader

dr hab. Inż. Mateusz Śmietana, prof. PW, Warsaw University of Technology; prof. Joanna Niedziółka-Jönsson, Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS


The main goal of this project is to develop an optical fiber–based sensor for the local and fast detection of inflammatory markers in the body.

Job description

Number of vacancies


Key responsibilities include

Modification of the end-face of the optical fibers and optical measurements of this fiber with the use of an interferometer


Position in the project

Student - Scholarship

Job type



2 000 PLN/month

Position starts on


Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement

12 months with the possibility of extending it to 24 months

We offer

We offer work in an interdisciplinary team established for the implementation of the consortium project, which includes employees of the Faculty of Optoelectronics of the Warsaw University of Technology, the Department of Immunology of the Medical University of Warsaw and the Surface Nanoengineering for chemo- and bio-sensors Group from IPC PAS.

The successful candidate will benefit in the form of new knowledge and methods added to his/her toolbox. The project deals with nanophotonics, nanotechnology, physics, and physical chemistry, so any candidate profile will find some new knowledge to be gained upon the realisation of the project.


Scientific discipline

Physics, chemistry, biology, nanotechnology, material science, or relevant

Scientific profile of a candidate

First Stage Researcher (R1)


  • Student on bachelor or master level at universities in Poland in chemical, physical, biological or related sciences.
  • High grade point average from studies.
  • Strong motivation for experimental work.
  • Good command of the English language

Key assessment criteria

When assessing an application, the committee takes into account:

  • competencies to carry out specific tasks in the research project
  • candidate's scientific achievements, including publications and poster presentations
  • awards resulting from conducting scientific research, scholarships, awards and scientific experience gained outside the parent research unit in the country or abroad, workshops and scientific training, participation in research projects;

The scholarship will be awarded in accordance with the NCN regulations: „Regulamin przyznawania stypendiów naukowych w projektach badawczych finansowanych ze środków narodowego centrum nauki"

Required documents
  • scientific curriculum vitae, including a list of scientific achievements (scholarships, publications, patents, conference presentations, etc.)
  • motivation letter
Recruitment procedure

How to Apply: Send application directly to;

 IMPORTANT: email title “Recruitment 57/2021”;

• Top candidates may be invited for an online or in-person interview. We reserve the right to contact and reply to only selected candidates.

• The incomplete applications will be not considered.

Additional information

Application deadline

22.10.2021 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: 5.10.2021

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