PhD level chemists (postdoctoral scientists)

PhD student in Organic Chemistry in FNP TEAM project ”Supramolecular materials designed for fundamental studies and energy conversion technologies”

Application deadline: February 4th, 2019


PhD level chemists (postdoctoral scientists) in Organic Chemistry in FNP TEAM project: Supramolecular materials designed for fundamental studies and energy conversion technologies

Position in the project: PhD level chemist (postdoctoral position)

Project description: Postdoctoral scientists will participate in 3 years-long research projects focused on the development and applications of molecular and polymeric materials containing stable radicals and boron clusters specifically designed for addressing needs in energy harvesting and storing and information processing. The research involves synthesis, fundamental studies of soft materials, their self-assembly and characterization of bulk properties in search of new materials for molecular electronics, spintronics, photovoltaics, and ion battery applications. We are seeking highly motivated candidates with well-balanced experimental and theoretical skills, interested in soft materials, liquid crystals, magnetic phenomena, organic semiconductor, and device testing.

The project includes collaborations with scientists from University of Warsaw, European Space Agency, CreoTECH, University of Pau, University of Stuttgart, University of Valencia, and University of Alabama, USA, where some magnetic, photovoltaic, electrochemical, spintronic and device testing experiments will be performed.

Key responsibilities include:

  1. Organic synthesis and characterization of molecular materials
  2. Polymer preparation and characterization
  3. Magnetic characterization of radicals in solutions and solid-state
  4. Impedance spectroscopy of ionic liquid crystals
  5. Travel to collaborators to perform specialized measurements and device testing.
  6. Supervision of PhD students
  7. Writing reports and publications

Profile of candidates/requirements:

  1. PhD degree in Chemistry or related to Chemistry preferably within the past 5 years
  2. Proven ability for outstanding research and team work in topics relevant to soft materials
  3. Research experience in at least one of the following: organic synthesis, characterization of liquid crystals, boron cluster chemistry, organic magnetism, photovoltaic materials
  4. Enthusiasm and high motivation for learning new techniques and collaboration with other research groups
  5. Proficiency in spoken and written English (knowledge of Polish is not required)

Required documents:

  1. Cover letter and motivation for the position
  2. Curriculum Vitae with the number of citations of publications without self-citations, the h index and the number of years worked effectively in science
  3. Full list of publications
  4. List of top 5 most significant achievements, such as publications, patents, book chapters, awards, etc.
  1. A brief summary of professional accomplishments, containing concise information about scientific interests and past achievements
  2. Scan of the candidate’s university degrees
  3. At least two recommendation letters (sent directly by the Referees)

We offer:

  1. Opportunities to acquire skills in the field of synthesis and extensive characterization of paramagnetic and dielectric soft materials combined with quantum-mechanical calculations
  2. Building leadership skills
  3. Funds for visits to other laboratories to conduct measurements, and for attending scientific conferences
  4. Friendly and highly motivating interdisciplinary and international team-work environment
  5. Rewarding salary of 9000 PLN/month brutto

Job type: Employment contract, full time

Number of job offers: 1

Position starts on: April 1st, 2019

Maximum period of contract/stipend agreement: Contract for one year with a possibility of extending

Application deadline: February 4th, 2019. Selected candidates will be interviewed in person or via Skype immediately after the closing date.

Application submission: e-mail to: with a copy to

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Autor: Centrum Badań Molekularnych i Makromolekularnych
Opublikowano: 01.01.2019
Aktualizacja: 29.04.2019
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