Job details

Recruitment result
Place of work

IPC PAS, Physical Chemistry of Complex Systems

Funding institution

National Science Centre (NSC)

Project description

Project title, type and project number

Collective dynamics and selforganization of active particles, 2018/30/Q/ST3/00434, 54/2021

Project leader

Prof. Wojciech Góźdź


The project is devoted to the investigation of the behavior of active matter in confinement. We will investigate the behavior of large collections of active particles in confided geometries of different shape and topology. We will use established model and develop new ones with the emphasis om the simplicity of the interactions. We will mainly focus on the numerical calculations. However we will also  collaborate with the  experimental groups working on active matter systems.

Job description

Number of vacancies


Key responsibilities include

  • Development of simulation programs for the systems with active matter
  • Performing calculations, analysing the results
  • Development of theoretical models describing the behaviour of active matter in confinement.
  • Data analysis, writing reports and scientific publications
  • Cooperation with researchers, including communication with English-speaking colleagues

Position in the project

junior postdoc

Job type

Full time employment contract


10 000 PLN (total employment cost), i.e. ca. 6600 PLN net

Position starts on


Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement

12 months

We offer

  • Monthly salary of 10 000 PLN (total employment cost), i.e. ca. 6600 PLN net. The position is financed by National Science Centre project No. 2018/30/Q/ST3/00434. The position requires 100% time involvement and is scheduled to last 12 months.
  • Work in the outstanding scientific institution, in the dynamic research group with members representing diverse interests and qualifications
  • Engagement in an ambitious research program and possibility to build the academic career
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Scientific discipline

Statistical mechanics, physics

Scientific profile of a candidate

Recognised Researcher (R2)


  • PhD in physics, engineering, chemistry, biotechnology or similar obtained a maximum of 5 years prior to joining the project
  • Experience in molecular simulations
  • Knowledge of programming languages such as C, Fortran
  • Proficiency with programming
  • Analytical thinking and critical problems solving skills.
  • Excellent communications, organization and time management skills
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural research team

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 letters
  • A scan or photocopy of the candidate's university degree
  • A scan or photocopy of the candidate's PhD degree
  • Information about any breaks in performing research work, e.g. maternity leave, internship in industry, etc. When assessing the achievements of the candidate the Competition Committee shall take into account breaks in research and shall convert the candidate's indicated achievements into effective years of scientific work
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 based on the submitted documents will be evaluated.

Application deadline

6.10.2021 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: 22.09.2021

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