Job details

Recruitment result
Place of work

Institue of Physical Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences

Funding institution

National Science Centre (NSC)

Project description

Project title, type and project number

Assembly of particle chains based on dielectrophoretic, magnetic and capillary effects, SONATA 15 2019/35/D/ST5/03613, 69/2021

Project leader

Dr inż. Konrad Giżyński


A very promising method that might be a breakthrough for large-scale manufacturing of flexible electronic devices was demonstrated two years ago by experimental scientists. They showed that by applying AC electric current, centimetre-long and micrometre-thick chains of particles can be assembled and deposited on substrates to form paths that conduct electric charges. Unlike today’s standard manufacturing technologies for electronic components, their method makes it possible to deposit the paths on surfaces that are convex or concave or have irregular geometry, and they can be bent, stretched or compressed.

We aim to extend the original method with the possibility of assembling the desired structures with a magnetic field. This is to enable non-electric field assembly (e.g., for repair of components prone to damage from electric charges) and prevent unordered path formation. The approach is novel compared to the original method and thus is interesting from a basic scientific perspective. On the other hand, it offers an alternative route for the fabrication process of conductive paths composed of magnetic materials. Moreover, such structures have the ability to release energy in the form of heat when exposed to high-frequency alternating magnetic fields. This feature will allow for controllable and contactless heating of fabricated materials while also making use of their conductive properties

We are looking for an experimentalist with strong theoretical background in physics/chemistry to cope with the physico-chemical problems in materials science. We guarantee access to top-notch instrumentation and well equipped laboratories.

Job description

Number of vacancies


Key responsibilities include

  • Planning and Performing experiments
  • Data analysis
  • Reporting
  • Preparation of scientific publications as well as presentations of the results at scientific and popular science conferences.
  • Cooperation with team members

Position in the project

Phd Student – scholarship position

Job type


Position starts on


Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement

18 months with possible extension of maximum 18 months (total 36 months)

We offer

We offer 5000 PLN per month of additional stipend financed from the the NCN SONATA 15 Project No. 2019/35/D/ST5/03613. The position within the grant is for a period of 18 months  with possible extension of maximum 18 months (total 36 months) in case of an extension of the project implementation period.

  • Participation in high impact and timely research;
  • Access to unique technology and modern research laboratories;

Career development prospects at IPC PAS

  • Opportunity to advance scientific knowledge and gain hands-on experience at the border between materials science and digital manufacturing;
  • Opportunity to work in a dynamic, multidisciplinary team of experienced chemists, engineers and biologists;
  • Participation in international conferences and Erasmus+ programmes;

Link to Euraxess website

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Scientific discipline

Chemistry, Physics, Material Engineering or related sciences

Scientific profile of a candidate

First Stage Researcher (R1)


Candidate must meets any of the following criteria:

a) is a student of a full-time first or second-cycle degree programme or uniform Master’s studies at a university in Poland;

b) is a participant in a doctoral programme;

c) is a doctoral candidate at a doctoral school.

Candidates can simultaneously apply for Warsaw PhD School in Natural and BioMedical Sciences in order to meet the criteria.

Specific Requirements:

1.  Candidate should have Master degree in chemistry, physics, material engineering or related sciences.

2.  Having status of the PhD student before starting work within the Project.

3.  Ability to work independently as well as in a group.

4.  Basic knowledge of programming will be appreciated.

5.  Knowledge of the English language enabling the use of professional literature.

Key assessment criteria

The Commission will take into account the following criteria:

  • the candidates competence to carry out specific tasks in the research project,
  • the candidate’s research achievements, including publications in prestigious academic press /journals,
  • research-related achievements, scholarships, awards  and research experience gained in Poland or abroad, research workshops and training courses, participation in research projects
Required documents
  • scientific curriculum vitae, including a list of scientific achievements (scholarships, publications, patents, conference presentations, etc.).
  • motivation letter
  • copy of a master diploma
  • copy of a document confirming course of a study
  • reference from previous supervisor (at least one letter of recommendation)
  • Incomplete applications may be not considered
Recruitment procedure

The scholarship will be awarded in accordance with the NCN regulations: „REGULATIONS FOR AWARDING NCN SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NCN-FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS" and in accordance with the Employment policy of the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS (

  • How to Apply: Send application directly to;
  • IMPORTANT: email title “Rekrutacja nr 69/2021”;

Application Details:

  • Envisaged Job Starting Date: 1st of March 2022.
  • Application Deadline: 6th of January 2022

Additionally, if the applicant does not have a status of PhD student in Poland according to NCN regulation “REGULATIONS FOR AWARDING NCN SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NCN-FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS"(Annex to Resolution No 25/2019 of the NCN Council, 14.03.2019), to be eligible, the applicant is required to submit simultaneously their application to the online recruitment system of Warszawska Szkoła Doktorska Nauk Ścisłych i BioMedycznych” [Warsaw Doctoral School “Warsaw-4-PhD” ] between 21st of December 2021 and 4th of January 2022  (follow updates within the Candidates → Admission section

More details about the recruitment for „Warszawska Szkoła Doktorska Nauk Ścisłych i BioMedycznych”:

Linked topic of the thesis:

Assembly  of particle  chains  based  on  dielectrophoretic,  magnetic  and  capillary  effects.

  • The best applicants who meet the competition requirements will be invited for an interview (on-site or online) between 10.01.2022 and 14.01.2022 at the IPC-PAS.
  • Moreover, interview for those candidates who applied to Warsaw-4-PhD School will be performed between 24.01.2022 and 02.02.2022 at Warsaw-4-PhD School.  

The Commission will take into account the following criteria:

  • candidate's scientific achievements, including publications in reputable publishing houses / scientific journals (50% of the final grade)
  • achievements resulting from conducting scientific research, scholarships, awards and scientific experience gained in the country or abroad, workshops and scientific training, participation in research projects (20% of the final grade):
  • competences to carry out specific tasks in the research project (30% of the final grade)

The commission will evaluate 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.

Scheduled date of starting work within the Project: March 1st, 2022 and the necessary condition is that successful candidates need to have the status of PhD student before starting work within the Project.

Additional information

Salary/Stipend amount/month:

  • Additional scholarship 5000 * PLN per month financed by the NCN SONATA 15 Project No 2019/35/D/ST5/03613

*under the condition that according to NCN regulations regarding SONATA 15 call a total amount of remuneration and scholarships received from the NCN funded source does not exceed 5000 PLN per month.

  • Additionally, candidates who will be admitted to “Warsaw-4-PhD” school will be renumerated accordingly to the PhD school regulations.   

Send an application directly to
IMPORTANT: email title “Recruitment 69/2021” (emails without this number will be not considered!)"


Application deadline

6.01.2022 23:00

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

Date of announcement: 22.11.2021

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