INSTITUTION: Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences

CITY:  Wroclaw

POSITION:  post-doctoral fellow – co-investigator in research project

DISCIPLINE:  physics

POSTED:  19 January 2023

EXPIRES:  14 February 2023 (3 pm CET)

SETTLEMENT:  up to 7 working days from the deadline for submission of bids (in the event of important circumstances related to the need to recognize the validity of a degree/diploma obtained abroad, the deadline may be extended to a maximum of 2 months from the date of announcement of the competition)


KEYWORDS:  solid state physics, magnetism, superconductivity, topological matter

We welcome ambitious young researchers to join our team conducting advanced experimental studies on topological matter, one of the hottest research areas in modern solid-state physics.

DESCRIPTION: The Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research (ILT&SR) of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Wroclaw opens a contest1 for post-doc position of a co-investigator in the research project “Synthesis and characterization of multifunctional half-Heusler compounds with tunable topological quantum effects TOPOHH” (Grant of the National Science Centre no. 2021/40/Q/ST5/00066), carried out in the Division of Magnetic Research, and led by Professor Dariusz Kaczorowski, in collaboration with the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The key tasks of the post-doctoral investigator will be: determination of low-temperature electronic transport and thermodynamic properties of selected rare-earth bearing half-Heusler phases, calculation of their electronic structures, interpretation of the obtained physical data, edition of scientific publications, dissemination of results at scientific meetings, supervision of master students.

Candidates should have a PhD degree (or equivalent, recognized by Polish legislation) in physics, chemistry or materials science. The basis for evaluation will be the presented scientific CV (assessments of doctoral thesis, publications and conference presentations, scholarships, awards, participation in research projects, workshops and training courses, other relevant scientific experience). Applicants may be invited for an interview. Successful candidate should have good command of English, demonstrate proper attitude to scientific work and skills for independent problem-solving. Preference will be given to candidates with hands-on experience in physical measurements, and electronic band structure calculations.

Remuneration2 amounts to 8 272,67 PLN (gross) per month (full-time employment) and will be granted for the initial period of 10 months and then extended for the following 14 months based on the employment contract concluded between the post-doc fellow and the Director of the ILT&SR.

The candidate will be required to submit an authorization to be counted as a staff member conducting scientific activity at the Institute when signing the contract.

Entering the competition, one should provide:

  • a diploma or a copy of the diploma in English or Polish (in the case of another language, an English translation should also be attached) confirming the possession of a doctoral degree in physics, chemistry or related sciences. In the case of a degree obtained abroad, which is not recognized in Poland on the basis of international agreements, the candidate will apply to the Institute for its nostrification;
  • an application for employment addressed to the Director of the Institute containing the clause: "I consent to the processing of my personal data contained in my job offer for the purposes necessary for the current recruitment process (in accordance with Article 6(1)(A) of the General Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council (EU) 2016/679 of April 27, 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC and the Act of May 10, 2018 on the protection of personal data (Journal of Laws 2018, item 1000)."
  • A scientific curriculum vitae, including information about your academic career to date (education and employment), your scientific publications, participation in conferences, internships, projects, awards and honors received, skills and language skills; it is advisable to include recommendations from your previous supervisors and a review of your dissertation.

Please submit your requests

Documents should be submitted electronically to with the subject line “Competition for post-doc position in SHENG2 – OBM project SN.111.2.2023”.

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Competition is conducted in accordance with Uchwała Rady Narodowego Centrum Nauki nr 136/2020 of 11 December 2020.

Conditions in accordance with the rules for post-doc positions granted from the funds of the National Science Centre.