Job details

Recruitment result
Place of work

IPC PAS, Charge Transfer Processes in Hydrodynamics Systems

Funding institution

National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR)

Project description

Project title, type and project number

Microfluidic cells for high-throughput multiple response analyses – UpTurn; POLNOR Project No. NOR/POLNOR/UPTURN/0060/2019, ICHF 010-2021

Project leader

Martin Jönsson-Niedziółka at ICP PAS, Paweł Wojcik at for the whole project


We are looking for a student for an exciting project as part of a collaboration between the Institute of Physical Chemistry, the Gdańsk University of Technology, the company and the Norwegian research institute Sintef, to develop first-of-its-kind, multiparametric instrumentation equipment integrating microfluidic electrochemical cells and advanced microelectrodes materials, and being compatible with other in situ analyses technologies such as UV-Vis, FTIR/IR, Raman, NMR and ultra-fast laser spectroscopy.

IPC PAS is the main responsible partner for testing and development of the electrochemical part of the system.

The student will work together in a team to build up the test facility needed for the evaluation of electrode materials from GUT. The materials will be tested both as general-purpose electrodes, but also for specific purposes within (bio)analytical chemistry. The final goal will be the development and demonstration of a multi-parameter electrochemical measurement platform based on microfluidics.

Job description

Number of vacancies


Key responsibilities include

  • Testing of electrochemical properties of novel electrode materials.
  • Electrochemical measurements in microfluidic systems.
  • Fabrication of microchannels and electrode systems for these measurements.
  • Data analysis, writing reports.
  • Cooperation with researchers, including communication with English-speaking colleagues

Position in the project


Job type

Part time, umowa o dzieło


1500 PLN (total employment cost – brutto)

Position starts on


Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement

12 months with possible extension.

We offer

  • Monthly salary of 1500 PLN (total employment cost. The position is financed by NCBR through the POLNOR Project No. NOR/POLNOR/UPTURN/0060/2019.
  • Part time work, with a flexible schedule to fit in with other obligations during studies.
  • Work in an international project with collaborators from Norway, Poland and Sweden, both within the academic and private sector.
  • An interesting and developing research task in a friendly group.
  • Possibility of participation in international conferences
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Scientific discipline

Microfluidics, electrochemistry, physics/optics or similar, ideally also with experience simulation of flow and reactions in microfluidics systems


  • The candidate should be a student in chemistry, physics or similar at a Polish university at bachelor or masters level.
  • Knowledge and experience in in electrochemistry and/or experimental microfluidic systems is a merit.
  • Analytical thinking and critical problem solving skills.
  • Ability to communicate in spoken and written English

Key assessment criteria

  • Competences of candidates for specific tasks in a research project
  • Previous scientific achievements of candidates
  • Awards and distinctions of the candidate resulting from the conducted research
Required documents
  • Scientific curriculum vitae including a list of scientific achievements (publications, patents, scholarships, conference presentations, awards, etc.)
  • Motivation letter
  • A summary of professional accomplishments (not exceeding 3500 characters), containing concise information about scientific interests, past achievements pointing out the three most important ones, participation in and running research projects and the candidate's own research plans
  • recommendation letter (optional)
  • documentation of the candidate's status as a university student
Recruitment procedure
  • A recruitment commission for evaluation of the candidates will be established (consisting of 3 researchers and specialists in the field).
  • The commission evaluates applications on a point scale. The position will be awarded to the person who obtains the highest number of points.
  • The evaluation will be in two steps: first the submitted documents will be evaluated. Next, the top candidates will be invited of an interview. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all interviews will be conducted online.
Additional information

Application must be sent to with the reference number ICHF 010-2021 in the subject line. (Emails without this number will be not considered!)


Application deadline

20.04.2021 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: 6.04.2021

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