Job details

Place of work

Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS, Research group no. 4 Surface Nanoengineering for chemo- and biosensors

Funding institution


Project description

Project title, type and project number



The candidate will conduct research on the optical properties of hybrid nanostructures, which include molecular systems and metallic nanostructures. The aim of the research is to describe the mechanisms of energy transfer and propagation of plasmonic excitations in elongated metallic nanostructures, to determine the influence of various parameters, both spectral and morphological, on the possibility of controlling the efficiency of these processes.

Job description

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Job type

Full time

Position starts on


Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement

1 year with the possibility of extension for an indefinite period

We offer

Remuneration: financed by IPC PAS and benefits in the form of private health care

Others: Work in a developing team cooperating with physicists, optoelectronics and physicians, which will enable the acquisition of new knowledge at the cross-section of fields necessary to conduct research on the molecular interactions.



  • Completed university studies in the field of chemistry or physics, academic degree: PhD, in the discipline of chemistry or physics;
  • Required competencies: knowledge of optics, fluorescence microscopy, nanotechnology, physics and chemistry of metallic nanostructures; knowledge of the structure and construction skills of optical systems, in particular fluorescence microscopes for the study of plasmon-active systems;
  • Desired competencies: experience in coordinating and managing scientific projects [1];
  • Others: basic programming skills in LabVIEW.

[1] E.g.:

Key assessment criteria

  • Creativity measured by the quality and number of scientific publications in which the candidate is the first author, corresponding author or significant author[1] and patent applications/patents and/or implementation;
  • Mobility in the candidate's career (research internships, change in scientific profile, internships and work in industry);
  • The number of citations of the candidate's work, especially those papers in which the candidate is the first author, corresponding author or significant author;
  • Creativity measured by the quality and number of research projects the candidate has led and publications resulting from the implementation of those projects;
  • An opinion of the candidate, issued by an independent researcher, a specialist in the field of physics or chemistry;

[1] The importance of the candidate's work in a given publication may be emphasized by the correspondent author / the person conducting the research in a separate letter.

When assessing the candidate's achievements the Competition Committee will take into account breaks in research work (e.g. maternity leave, internships in industry etc.) and will convert the indicated achievements of the candidate into effective years of research[2].

As part of the competition procedure, selected Candidates may be invited for an interview or be asked to publicly present the results of their previous work in the form of a seminar at the IPC PAS and / or additional explanations.

[2] Information on breaks in the candidate's research work should be included in the CV.

Required documents
  • CV (including contact details i.e. correspondence address or e-mail address and telephone number);
  • Motivational letter (not exceeding 3,500 characters), containing concise information about scientific/professional interests, previous achievements pointing out the three most important, any participation in projects and the candidate's own intentions;
  • At least one opinion of the candidate, issued by an independent researcher, a specialist in the field of physics or chemistry;
  • A list of publications  indicating a maximum of 5 of the most important studies carried out in the last 5 years of the candidate's research work[1], patent applications, patents, implementations, research projects;
  • The number of citations of publications without self-citations, the h index and the number of years worked effectively in science (after deduction of breaks);
  • A list of research projects (also application, implementation), which were headed by the candidate or where he/she was the main researcher and 1-3 most important publications that were a result of the implementation of this project, or other tangible results of the project ;
  • The candidate's declaration that he/she has become acquainted with the General Rules Governing Competitions for Research Posts at the IPC PAS in Warsaw.

[1] After deduction of breaks in the candidate's research work.

Recruitment procedure

Method of submitting applications: By e-mail:

Please write  in the title of the e-mail : "Recruitment no 59".

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.

Candidates may become acquainted with the General Rules Governing Competitions for Research Posts at  the IPC PAS on (enter website) and the employment policy at the IPC PAS on (enter website)


Application deadline

12.11.2021 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: 20.10.2021

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