Institution: Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, PAS

City: Wrocław

Position: assistant professor (in Polish: adiunkt)

Discipline: chemical sciences

Posted: 01.03.2024

Expires: 16.03.2024

Date of the contest settlement: 18.03.2024

Planned start date of employment: 21.03.2024


Key words: Biomaterials; biopolymers; nanosized phosphate-silicate compounds; lithium ions; f- and d- electrons ions

The Institute of Low Temperature and Structural Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Wrocław announces a competition to fill the position of assistant professor (in polish: adiunkt) position at the ILTSR PAS in the Division of Biomedical Physicochemistry contractor of the research project "Biocompatible materials with theranostics’ properties for precision medical application", carried out on behalf of the National Science Centre (grant no. 2021/43/B/ST5/02960).

The contract will be concluded on a full-time basis for the period of 12 months with the possibility of extension to 24 months. The remuneration under the contract will amount to approx. 5 900 PLN net (approx. PLN 8 200 gross). Detailed employment conditions will be specified in the employment contract concluded between the employed person and the Director of INTiBS PAN.

Project description

The aim of the research project is to design and to obtain a novel multifunctional biomaterial based on nanosized phosphate-silicate compounds with apatite structure (nSi-HAp) doped with lithium (Li+) and rare earth ions (RE3+) closed in  the obtained biodegradable polymers ((e.g. polylactide (PLA), poly(L-lactide) (PLLA) or poly(D,L-lactide) (PDLA) or poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) (PDLLGA)) for tissue regeneration including critical bone and nerve defects as well as drug delivery system (nHAp/Li+/RE3+@Polymer).

Tasks description

The candidate's duties will include the synthesis of multi-element systems based on the use of nanosized phosphate-silicate compounds with apatite structure doped with lithium ions and co-doped with rare earth ions enclosed in the obtained biodegradable biopolymers (e.g. polylactide (PLA), poly(l-lactide) (PLLA) or poly(D,L-lactide) (PDLA) or poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) (PDLLGA)) as well as their structural, morphological and spectroscopic characterization. Additionally, the candidate's tasks will include the modification with chemotherapeutic agents the previously obtained materials and the examination of their structural and spectroscopic properties.


The candidate must meet the requirements specified in 7. Candidate criteria specified in 2.1.1. Annex 2 to the document by the NCN Council Resolution No. 26/2019 of March 14, 2019. and should:

  • have a doctoral degree in chemical sciences
  • In accordance with the requirements of the National Science Center, only a person may be admitted... (details are included in the above-mentioned Project Regulations);
  • have fluency knowledge of English;
  • be ready to start work from 21.03.2024 (formal steps related to residence and work permit in Poland should be taken into account);
  • have experience in the synthesis of inorganic materials and biopolymers as well as their characterisation (morphological, structural, optical, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy).
  • have knowledge of the basics of optical spectroscopy of solids and polymers doped with rare earth ions.
  • have ability to prepare research reports, process the results in written and graphic form.

List of documents required from the candidate:

A candidate entering the competition should submit:

  1. A diploma or a copy of the diploma in English or Polish (if in another language, an English translation must also be attached) confirming completion of the doctoral degree. If the diploma was obtained abroad, the candidate will be required to provide a legalised or apostilled original of the diploma and a supplement indicating the grade scale used (or other document of the degree completed abroad) before starting employment at the Institute (otherwise it will not be possible to conclude an employment contract). In the case of a degree obtained abroad which is not recognised in Poland on the basis of international agreements, the candidate will apply to the Institute for its nostrification. Information on nostrification can be found at the following link:
  2. An application for employment addressed to the Director of the Institute containing the following clause: " I agree for processing my personal data enclosed in my documents for the needs necessary of the recruitment (in accordance with art. 6 par. 1 lit. A of the General Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and the repeal of Directive 95/46 / EC and the Act of 10 May 2018 on protection of personal data (Journal of Laws 2018 item 1000)”.
  3. Scientific Curriculum Vitae, containing information about the scientific career (education and employment), as well as information on participation in conferences, internships, projects, awards and distinctions, skills and knowledge of foreign languages.
  4. List of publications.

When signing the contract, the candidate will be required to submit an authorization to inclusions in the number of employees engaged in the scientific activity at the Institute.

Complete documents should be submitted in electronic version via the e-mail address:    by 16.03.2024

Selected candidates may be invited for an interview.

Additional information

For more information, please contact the project manager (prof. Rafal J. Wiglusz) with questions ; +48 71 39 54 159

The competition will be conducted in accordance with the competition documentation of the National Science Center (NSC) applicable to the project.

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