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


Project leader

dr hab. Adam Kubas


The proposed project focuses on development of theoretical tools and concepts to be used in the growing field of cooperative catalysis. Successful candidate will develop an analytical model that provides embedding potential in quantum-chemical calculations to describe chemical transformations at metallic surfaces.

From our experience the background in physics would be appropriate. However, applicants with other backgrounds will be also considered based on the possible input to the project (e.g. chemists).

Job description

Number of vacancies


Key responsibilities include

  • Developing analytical model of interactions between dipoles and metallic surfaces
  • Carrying out computational simulations under the supervision, maintaining regular research notes.
  • Presenting at group meetings and conferences.
  • Contribution to the efficient functioning of the lab including necessary organizational tasks.

Position in the project


Job type



1200 PLN/month

Position starts on


Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement

8 months

We offer

We offer 1200 PLN per month stipend financed from the NSC Sonata Bis 8 Project No. UMO- 2018/30/E/ST4/00004. The position is for a period of 8 months.

Career development prospects at IPC PAS

The successful candidate will be part of a highly experienced, multi-disciplinary team. He/She will have the possibility to broaden his/her knowledge and gain hands-on experience at the border between theory and experiment. Funds are allocated to cover participation in international conferences and for short visits in collaborating laboratories. Institute provides opportunity to participate in ERASMUS + programme.

Link to Euraxess website

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More details

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Scientific discipline

physics, chemistry and computational science

Scientific profile of a candidate

First Stage Researcher (R1)


  • At the starting date of the work within the project, applicants should be a student of intramural or extramural second degree studies, conducted in universities on Polish territory or should be a student of at least the fourth year of intramural or extramural uniform master’s studies carried out at universities in the Republic of Poland
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a group.
  • Good background in physical chemistry.
  • Knowledge of at least one scripting/programming language will be an advantage.
  • Proficiency in English speaking and writing.

Key assessment criteria

When assessing an application, the committee takes into account:

  • competences of candidates for specific tasks in a research project,
  • previous scientific achievements of candidates including publications in scientific journals,
  • 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
Required documents

Complete application should include the following items:

  • application letter,
  • professional curriculum vitae,
  • optionally university degree diploma (e.g. BSc, Eng.)
  • a list of scientific achievements (publications, patents, conference presentations, etc.).
Recruitment procedure

How to Apply: Send application directly to;

 IMPORTANT: email title “Recruitment 68/2021”; (emails without this number will not be considered!)

  • The scholarship will be awarded in accordance with the Employment policy of the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS and with the NCN regulations: „Regulamin przyznawania stypendiów naukowych w projektach badawczych finansowanych ze środków narodowego centrum nauki"
  • The best candidates who meet the Competition requirements will be invited for an online interview. The interview will take place on 29.11.2021
  • The incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • The commission evaluates applications on a point scale. The scholarship will be awarded to the person who obtains the highest number of points.
  • The results of the competition are made public.
  • 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.
Additional information

Contact Person Email:

Dr hab. Adam Kubas,

Phone  +48 223433356


Application deadline

26.11.2021 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: 16.11.2021

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