Job details

Recruitment result
Place of work

Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS, Team 20 “Cooperative catalysis”

Funding institution

National Science Centre of Poland

Project description

Project title, type and project number

Ambipolar, bowl-shaped polyaromatic compounds with manifold, precisely arranged, nitrogen dopants. Unprecedented class of efficient OLED emitters (BOwLEDs) 2022/45/B/ST4/00800, 49/2023

Project leader

Dr hab. Adam Kubas


The development of 3rd generation of emitters for OLED (organic light emitting diode) devices utilizing organic molecules with required quantum efficiency, narrow-band emission, as well as thermal and electric stability is crucial from the viewpoint of molecular electronics. As devices performance embracing all factors has lagged behind the desired throughput, the scientific aim of this project covers the development of nonplanar N/N-doped PAHs architectures that will be investigated and examined as active emissive layers for the construction of multi-resonance (MR) thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF)

OLED nanodevices. The rational molecular design, synthesis, as well as the structural and photophysical characterization of novel N/N-PAHs serving as MR TADF emitters will be carried out by the first Polish consortium of optoelectronics (Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS, Institute of Organic Chemistry PAS and the Technical University of Łódź).

The student involved in the project will carry out quantum chemical calculations on the ground and excited states of the molecules synthetized within the project.

Job description

Number of vacancies


Key responsibilities include

  • investigation of the ground and excited states of nonplanar N/N-doped PAHs
  • simulations of spectroscopic data
  • writing reports and manuscripts’ drafts

Position in the project


Job type

Student – scholarship position


2 500 PLN per month

Position starts on


Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement

10 months with the possibility of extension

We offer

  • Participation in high impact research;
  • Access to modern research linfrastructure;
  • Opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary team;
  • Participation in international conferences;

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Scientific profile of a candidate

First Stage Researcher (R1)


  • Status of a student in Poland (MSc or PhD studies);
  • Specialization in chemistry or physics;
  • Experience in quantum chemical calculations for excited states;
  • Basic knowledge in spectroscopic methods;

Key assessment criteria

  • The candidate’s competence to carry out specific tasks in the research project;
  • Accomplished projects;
  • Research output up to day.
Required documents
  • Scientific curriculum vitae, including a list of scientific achievements
  • Motivation letter
  • At least one recommendation letter
  • A transcript of the grades/credits received during the last stage of studies and grade point average
Recruitment procedure
  • The best applicants will be invited for an interview (on-site or online).
  • The scholarship will be awarded in accordance with the NCN regulations: "Rules of granting scholarships to young scientists in research projects" (Annex to Resolution No 25/2019 of the NCN Council, 14.03.2019) and in accordance with the Employment policy of the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS ( A scholarship agreement will be signed with successful applicants on condition that the Institute of Physical Chemistry signs the grant agreement with NSC.
  • The commission evaluates applications on a point scale. The scholarship will be awarded to the person who obtains the highest number of points.
  • 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.
  • The results of the competition are made public.
Additional information

Planned interviews: around 20.11.2023 (the recruitment committee reserves the right to conduct an interview with selected candidates, about which they will be informed separately)

How to Apply: Send application directly to; IMPORTANT! email subject: "Recruitment no. 49/2023"


Application deadline

16.11.2023 16:00

Deadline for the settlement of the competition


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

Date of announcement: 31.10.2023

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