Job details

Recruitment result
Place of work

Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences

Funding institution

Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences

Project description

Project title, type and project number

Chemistry and photochemistry in photonic cavities NCN OPUS 2019/35/B/ST4/00297, 47/2023

Project leader

Jacek Waluk


We want to check whether the rates of basic chemical reactions - proton and electron transfer - can be

changed by placing the molecules in appropriately designed photonic cavities. The studies will include

modification of reactivity in both ground and electronically excited states. Various methodologies will be tested, including (i) generating nanocavity-induced shifts of the energies of electronic transitions of the reactants or products and (ii) creating vibrational polaritons in order to affect the multidimensional reaction path. Our studies will also shed light on the influence of nanocavities on (i) hydrogen bond properties, (ii) photostability, (iii) Raman scattering, (iv) photophysics, and (v) magnetic circular dichroism (MCD) spectra.

Job description

Number of vacancies


Key responsibilities include

  • Preparation of nanocavities
  • Spectral measurements
  • Analysis of results
  • Preparation of publications

Position in the project


Job type

Full-time employment for one year


gross salary amounts to ca 8270 PLN

Position starts on


Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement

12 months

We offer

• Full employment contract for 12 months

• Opportunity to work in a modern, well-equipped laboratory with good expertise in spectroscopy and photophysics

• No teaching obligations

• Administrative support from professional English-speaking personnel

Career development prospects at IPC PAS

The successful candidate will be able to take advantage of all programs in the IPC PAS, including Young Scientists of IPC PAS competition and Mobility of Young Scientists of IPC PAS competition. The Institute provides an opportunity to participate in ERASMUS+ program

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Scientific discipline


Scientific profile of a candidate

Recognised Researcher (R2)


  • Expertise in electronic and/or vibrational spectroscopy
  • Good knowledge of basic photophysics
  • Written and oral communication skills in English.

Key assessment criteria

  • Competence to carry out specific tasks in the project
  • The candidate’s knowledge of spectroscopy and photophysics
  • The candidate’s research achievements
  • Other achievements (scholarships, awards, etc.)
  • Research experience
Required documents
  • CV, including scientific achievements
  • Letter-of-intent
  • At least 1 letter of reference
  • Copy of PhD diploma (or a statement about planned PhD defence)
Recruitment procedure

The applications will be evaluated by a commission. The scholarship for the candidate with the highest ranking will be awarded in accordance with the NCN regulations: "Regulations on the mode of granting financial resources for the completion of tasks funded by the Polish National Science Centre (Narodowe Centrum Nauki, NCN) as regards research projects, post-doctoral fellowships and doctoral scholarships" (Annex to resolution no 76/2018 of the Council of the NCN of 6th September 2018) and in accordance with the Employment policy of the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS (

Additional information

How to Apply: Send application directly to; IMPORTANT! email subject:

"Recruitment no. 47/2023"

Selected candidates may be invited for an on-line interview.

Name of the post and its definition in the meaning of the grant documentation:


A post-doc position should be understood as a full-time job planned by the project manager for a person starting their academic career who obtained a doctoral degree not earlier than 7 years before the year of employment in the project. This period does not include breaks related to maternity leave, additional maternity leave, leave on the terms of maternity leave, additional leave on the terms of maternity leave, paternity leave, parental leave or parental leave granted on the terms specified in the provisions of the Labor Code or receiving a sickness benefit. or a rehabilitation benefit due to incapacity for work, including due to an illness requiring rehabilitation. In the case of women, the indicated 7-year period may be extended by 18 months for each born or adopted child. A woman can choose a more favorable way of indicating breaks in her research career


Application deadline

20.11.2023 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: 27.10.2023

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