INSTITUTION: Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, PAS

CITY: Wrocław

POSITION: assistant professor (in Polish: adiunkt)


POSTED: 5.03.2024

EXPIRES: 05.04.2024; 15:00

DATE OF THE CONTEST SETTLEMENT: up to 5 working days from the closing date for submission of applications (in special cases, related to the need to recognize the validity of a degree/diploma obtained abroad, the settlement period may be extended to a maximum of  2 months from the date of publication)


KEYWORDS: assistant professor, electron microscopy, microstructure of catalysts, porous materials, nanomaterials


Director of the Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, PAS announces a competition for the position of assistant professor (in Polish: adiunkt) in the Division of Nanomaterials Chemistry and Catalysis.

Responsibilities for the position include

  • Synthesis of catalytic materials, in particular nanomaterials.
  • Structural and physicochemical characteristics of materials exhibiting catalytic properties.
  • Microscopic measurements and analysis of analytical scanning and scanning-transmission electron microscopy results.
  • Dissemination of research results in the form of publications and conference presentations.
  • Scientific cooperation with other units.
  • Participation in the educational and popularizing activities of the Institute (care for interns, conducting didactic classes for students and Ph.D. students).


  • PhD degree in chemical sciences obtained up to 10 years before the announcement of the competition.
  • Documented knowledge of the technology of nanomaterial synthesis methods and organized nanostructures.
  • Knowledge of measurement techniques used to characterize nanomaterials (in particular scanning electron microscopy).
  • Knowledge of analytical techniques – EDX, EBSD.
  • Knowledge of the English language at least at the B2 level.
  • Ability to solve scientific problems and plan experiments.
  • Experience in writing scientific publications in English.


  • D. degree in chemical sciences
  • Documented participation in scientific life in Poland and abroad.
  • Proven experience in conducting research on functional materials.


  • Ability to disseminate research results through oral presentations and publications in English.
  • Ability to work in a scientific team.
  • Ability to obtain funds for research.

Specific Requirements

Preference will be given to candidates with interests focused on modern microscopic techniques and experience in realizing research projects.

List of documents required from the candidate:

  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:
  1. 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)”.
  2. 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.
  3. List of publications.
  4. Concise information on previous scientific achievements.

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.

Procedure for submitting documents:

Complete documents should be submitted in electronic version via the e-mail address:  with the title “Application for an assistant professor position in OChNiK” by 05.04.2024; 15:00

Additional information:

Full-time employment.

The competition will be held according to the rules accepted in the Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, PAS:

Information about the result of the competition will be posted on the BIP INTiBS PAN website.

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