Job details

Recruitment result
Place of work

Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences

Funding institution


Project description

Project title, type and project number

Chemistry and photochemistry in photonic cavities, NCN OPUS 18 Project No. 2019/35/B/ST4/00297, 9/2023

Project leader

Prof. dr hab. 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


PLN 10000 That 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 law (amounts to ca 6500 PLN net))

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.

More details

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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

The Commission will take into account the following 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

Complete application should include the following items: employment application, professional curriculum vitae, university degree diploma and PhD certificate, a list of scientific achievements (publications, patents, conference presentations, etc.), at least one letter of recommendation written by academics. The application deadline is on the 16-6-2023, 23:59:00 GMT+1

 A position will be offered to the person with the highest ranking.

• The results of the recruitment will be announced on 30-6-2023, 23:59 GMT+1

• 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 OPUS 18.

• The incomplete applications will not be 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.

Additional information

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

"Recruitment no. 9/2023"

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


Application deadline

16.06.2023 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: 8.03.2023

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