INSTITUTION: Institute of Low Temperatures and Structural Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences

CITY: Wrocław

POSITION: assistant

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINE: chemical sciences



DATE OF THE CONTEST SETTLEMENT: up to 5 working days from the closing date for submission of applications




The Department of Biomedical Physicochemistry, Institute of Low Temperatures and Structural Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, is offering an assistant position.

Research task

Synthesis and investigation of the spectroscopic properties of Mn4+-doped phosphors for luminescence thermometry.

The objective of the work to be carried out will be the design, synthesis and characterization of the properties of luminescent nanomaterials for luminescence thermometry applications using transition metal ion doped materials We are looking for a highly motivated, well-organized and conscientious Candidate with experience in chemistry and optical spectroscopy. Employment for the period from December 29, 2023 to December 31, 2024.


  • Synthesis of inorganic nanomaterials doped with lanthanide and transition metal ions
  • Characterization of the spectroscopic properties of the obtained materials
  • Measurement of the spectroscopic properties of the obtained materials as a function of temperature
  • Analysis of data, writing reports and scientific publications
  • Cooperation with scientists, purchase of equipment, support and mentoring of doctoral students.


  • Master's degree in Chemistry or materials engineering
  • Experience in syntheses of nanocrystalline materials co-doped with transition metal and lanthanide ions
  • Experience in optical spectroscopy of materials doped with lanthanide and transition metal ions
  • Experiment in luminescence thermometry

Eligibility criteria:

  • Commitment and creativity as measured, among other things, by the quality and number of own / peer-reviewed publications and documented projects carried out by the Candidate
  • Mobility documented by scholarships, research internships (especially at foreign research institutions)
  • Number of citations to the Candidate's / Candidate's publications
  • Very good skills in spoken and written English
  • Exceptional motivation for research.

Application details:

  • Start date of December 29, 2023. - The requirement to be ready to work (due to all formal steps related to residence and work permit in Poland) from the date indicated.
  • The deadline for submitting applications is December 17, 2023; 3PM
  • How to apply: Send your application to with the email title "recruitment for OFB assistant position".
  • For more information, please direct questions to Prof. Dr. Lukasz Marciniak at:
  • Required languages: English, language level: very good.

List of documents required from the candidate:

  1. A diploma or a copy of the diploma in English or Polish (in the case of being issued in another language, an English translation must be attached) confirming the possession of the required master's degree or equivalent, recognized in Poland.
  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.
  5. 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.

Additional information:

Fixed-term employment until December 31, 2024

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.

Personal information:

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