INSTITUTION: Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research Polish Academy of Science (ILT&SR PAS)

CITY: Wrocław

POSITION: PhD student financed by Polish National Science Centre (NCN) research project

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINE: chemical sciences/ physical sciences/ materials engineering




DURATION: 4 years

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KEYWORDS: organic-inorganic hybrids, phase transitions, x-ray diffraction, synthesis, nanomaterials for optoelectronics

The Wrocław Doctoral School of Institutes of Polish Academy of Sciences announces a special recruitment for a PhD student scholarship in a research project entitledTheoretical and Experimental Development of Bi/Sb based Perovskites for Optoelectronic Applications’ funded by Polish National Science Center (grant No. 2021/43/B/ST5/01172), and carried out in the Structure Research Department of ILT&SR PAS in Wrocław. We offer work in a resilient and friendly team dealing with the broadly understood structural characteristics of new functional materials.

I. Description of the research project

The main goal of the project is the synthesis of new organic-inorganic hybrids based on metal halides (Sb(III) and Bi(III)) with small organic cations that exhibit polar properties and efficient absorption of light in the visible range; examination of the crystal structure, phase stability, dielectric, optical and spectroscopic properties in a wide range of temperatures. The new materials can be used in the fields of modern physics, in particular as absorbers to improve the efficiency of thin-film solar cells, LEDs or photodetectors. DFT calculations and measurement of transport properties will be performed for the most promising connections. As part of the project, we also intend to manufacture semiconductor quantum dots, conduct their physico-chemical characteristics and produce thin layers using the spin-coating method in order to test their stability and photoconductivity. New, fully characterized materials of potential technological importance will be created. Knowledge about the influence of the dynamics and polar order of the organic part on the transport and optical properties, which are determined by the structure of polyanionic (inorganic) structures, will be expanded. The influence of modification of both the anionic subnetwork dimensionality and composition on the size of the band gap will be established

II. Additional information

The total fellowship of PLN 5,000 (the amount will be reduced by the cost of mandatory social security contributions, etc., about 24%)1.

Recruitment is conducted in accordance with the Recruitment Rules for the Wrocław Doctoral School of the Institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences for the academic year 2022/2023 located at the following link:

III. Duties and obligations:                                                                                                                 

  • synthesis of organic-inorganic metal-halides in a form of single-crystals
  • synthesis of organic-inorganic quantum dots,
  • production of thin-films using spin-coating method,
  • measurements of the single-crystal X-ray diffraction, powder XRD, at wide range of temperatures and pressure,
  • solving and refining the crystal structures, performing a phase analysis from PXRD,
  • measurements of the Raman spectra
  • data analysis, writing reports and publications,
  • collaboration within a project team, participation in scientific conferences and workshops,
  • following rules and recruitment procedures of Wrocław Doctoral School of Institutes of Polish Academy of Sciences.

IV. Requirements:

  • a master's degree in chemistry or physics or materials science,
  • scientific interests in the field of solid state physical chemistry,
  • experience in experimental work (supported by bachelor's, master's, research) in synthesis, diffraction or/and spectroscopic methods are well seen,
  • high average student grades,
  • enthusiasm, motivation for scientific work, independence, ability to work in a team, creativity, high personal culture,
  • good written and spoken English,
  • eligibility for PhD studies in Poland.
  • the candidate must meet the recruitment requirements for the Wrocław Doctoral School of the Institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences

V. Required documents

 Document specified in The rules of recruitment to the Wrocław Doctoral School of Institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Applications for admission to the School must be submitted by 15.09.2022 before 3:00 pm:

  • in person at the School’s Secretariat Office at the Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 2 Okólna St. in Wrocław, from 9 am to 3 pm


  • by registered mail or courier (the date on which the Secretariat Office received the documents is considered to be the delivery date) to the following address: WSD IPAN, ul. Okólna 2, 50-422 Wrocław


  • by email to the address ; however, the original documents should be delivered before the studies start (a failure to meet this requirement will result in the candidate’s name being removed from the list of doctoral students).

For further information please contact to dr hab. Anna Gągor, prof. ILT&SR PAS (, tel. +48 71 395 4240).

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1Refinement of the amount of deduction placed in the announcement on 9.08.2022.