Job details

Recruitment result
Place of work

Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS

Funding institution

National Science Centre

Project description

Project title, type and project number


Project leader

dr Dawid Grzegorz Lichosyt


We seek an experienced, highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join the young group of passionate scientists involved in addressing current challenges in synthesis and catalysis. The successful candidate will work on implementing the National Science Center project (SONATA) to develop regioselective hydrofunctionalization reactions using bioinspired strategies involving non-covalent interactions.

Job description

Number of vacancies


Key responsibilities include

  • Design and synthesis of the ligands and supramolecular catalysts, elucidation of their binding properties.
  • Studies of the catalytic properties of the supramolecular catalysts in hydrofunctionalization reactions.
  • Analysis and reporting of the results, preparing the presentations.
  • Providing help and supervision to junior members of the group.

Position in the project

Post-doctoral position, A post-doc type post is a full-time post, scheduled by the project’s principal investigator for a person who has obtained their PhD degree within 7 years before joining the project. This period may be extended by a time of long-ter

Job type

Full-time employment, Type of contract: temporary, Hours Per Week: 40


Gross/gross salary (total employment cost) of 10 000 PLN per month (Total employment cost is the gross/gross amount including employer's expense. It would be the subject of taxes, social and health insurances and other legal deductions according to polish

Position starts on


Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement

12-month full-time work contract, with the possibility to be extended up to 18 months total

We offer

  • A competitive salary (10 000 PLN, total employment cost) with a 12-month full-time work contract with the possibility to be extended up to 18 months total
  • Work in a young, motivated group focused on high-impact research
  • Engagement in a cutting-edge research program and the possibility of building an academic career.
  • Access to the state-of-the-art equipment

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.


Scientific discipline

Chemistry: Homogeneous catalysis

Scientific profile of a candidate

Recognised Researcher (R2)


  • PhD degree in chemistry or related fields obtained not earlier than 7 years before the engagement in the project (this period might be longer due to family reasons according to NCN rules).
  • Experience in organic synthesis and catalysis, including work under inert conditions.
  • Excellent knowledge of general chemistry.
  • Creativity, independence and responsibility.
  • Willingness to supervise and support students and coworkers.
  • Very good command of spoken and written English is required.
  • High motivation and a strong commitment to research.
  • Capacity for teamwork and critical thinking.

Key assessment criteria

The Commission will take into account the following criteria and evaluate applications on a point scale:

  • Competence in specific tasks in a research project
  • Previous scientific achievements (publication record, H-index etc.)
  • References
  • Candidate’s initiative in research projects
Required documents
  • Scientific curriculum vitae, including a list of scientific achievements (scholarships, publications, patents, conference presentations, etc.)
  • Research summary
  • Cover letter
  • Two letters of recommendation and/or references from previous employers/supervisors or contact details for them
  • A scan of the PhD diploma
  • A scan of the MSc diploma
Recruitment procedure

Employment will take place in accordance with the Employment policy of the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS ( and the provisions of the competition documentation of the National Science Center (NSC) for the SONATA 16 (

The Commission will analyze CVs of the candidates. The top candidates will be invited for an online interview (05.01.2023). Good command of English is required. We reserve the right to contact and reply only to selected candidates

• The incomplete applications will be not considered.

• The results of the competition are made public.

• Candidates who have been issued a negative opinion by the Competition Committee or candidates not selected for employment have the right to appeal against the results of the evaluation. The appeal shall be lodged with the Director of the Institute within 7 days from the date of receipt of the appropriate information. The decision of the Director of the Institute shall be final.

• If the top candidate does not sign the contract, due to resignation, we reserve the right to choose the second-best candidate.

Additional information

How to Apply: Send application directly to;

IMPORTANT! email subject: “Recruitment no. 54/2022”

(emails without this number will not be considered)


Application deadline

30.12.2022 10:00

Deadline for the settlement of the competition


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

Date of announcement: 28.11.2022

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