Assistant Professor (Post-Doc) In The Group Of Research Staff [55/2022/Na/Wnst/Ich/P-D]

Universities and Institutes of Poland
December 16, 2022
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  • Organisation/Company: University of Silesia in Katowice
  • Research Field: Chemistry Engineering Physics
  • Researcher Profile: Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • Application Deadline: 16/12/2022 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: Poland › Katowice
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: app. 40
  • Offer Starting Date: 01/02/2023
  • Reference Number: 55/2022/NA/WNST/ICH/p-d

    announces the open call for the position of Assistant Professor (post doc) in the group of research staff in the research project: NCN SONATA, pt. „ Understanding of conductive properties of nanofluids in nanopores for a new generation of triboelectric nanogenerators – Nano2-fluid” led by Yaroslav Grosu, PhD

    Place of work: Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Chemistry

    Job location: ul. Bankowa 14, 40-007 Katowice

    Number of available positions: 1

    Key words: intrusion-extrusion, wettability, triboloelectrification

    Applications to the open call may be submitted by those who meet the conditions specified in Section 113 of the Act – Law on Higher Education and Science of 20 July 2018 (i.e., Journal of Law 2022 item 574)


  • conducting scientific research in the discipline of chemical sciences,
  • participation in the scientific projects and grants in the candidate's country and abroad,
  • active participation in the scientific conferences in Poland and abroad,
  • active applying for research grants,
  • educating the scientific staff and supporting young researchers, doctoral students and MA students in their scientific research,
  • publishing research results in the journals with the Impact Factor (IF) and with the number of ministry points above the cut-off point for the discipline of chemical sciences,
  • realization of the organizational tasks in accordance with the Individual Assignment of Duties.
  • Benefits


  • full time employment in the NCN SONARA project: „ Understanding of conductive properties of nanofluids in nanopores for a new generation of triboelectric nanogenerators – Nano2-fluid” led by Yaroslav Grosu, PhD under the fixed period employment contract (36 months)
  • employment at the University as the primary workplace,
  • monthly remuneration in the amount of 10.000 PLN gross (with the employer's costs included),
  • additional remuneration components in accordance with the Remuneration regulations of the University of Silesia,
  • pro-quality bonus for special achievements according to regulations in force​,
  • task-based working time,
  • opportunity for further professional development,
  • social benefits package,
  • group life insurance for the University employees, their spouses/life partners and adult children,
  • private medical care as a part of additional health insurance for the University employees, their spouses/life partners and children,
  • ability to join the Occupational Pension Scheme and the group pension insurance POGODNA JESIEŃ.
  • Eligibility criteria


  • academic curriculum vitae (CV) with a motivation letter,
  • copies of documents confirming qualifications (including the PhD diploma or certificate granting the PhD degree, and MA diploma or equivalent degree diploma),
  • other documentation mentioned in the open call requirements.
  • Selection process


  • application submission deadline: 16th of December 2022 (11:59 p.m. CET)
  • the selection process will be concluded by the: 16th of February 2023

    Submitting an application in response to this Call means accepting the GDPR information clause available in the Application form.

    The required documents shall be submitted electronically using the application form, available by clicking “Apply”.

    Applications received after the deadline, incomplete applications and applications submitted in any other way than defined in the open call announcement shall not be considered. The University reserves the right to leave the call unresolved.

    Additional comments


    The Selection Committee decides about the resolution of the open call or leaving the open call with no result. The final, binding decision on employment of the selected candidate belongs to the Rector.

    The conditions necessary for the recruitment of the candidate selected in the selection proceedings are the fulfilment of the obligations arising from Section 265(4), (5), (13) of the Act – Law on Higher Education and Science of 20 July 2018 (i.e., Journal of Law 2022 item 574).

    In the case of applying for employment at the University of Silesia in Katowice as the primary place of work, candidates employed in other higher education institutions as their primary place of work, should, as of the day of their employment, fulfil the requirement defined in Section 120 of the Act – Law on Higher Education and Science of 20 July 2018 (Journal of Laws of 2022, item 574), according to which an academic may have only one primary place of work at a time.

    In the case of candidates whose diplomas on the award of a professional title/scientific degree/scientific title require authentication according to the law in force in the Republic of Poland, employment is possible only after completing the procedure of authentication of the diploma (nostrification).

    Web site for additional job details

    https: //

    Offer Requirements
  • Chemistry: PhD or equivalent

    Engineering: PhD or equivalent

    Physics: PhD or equivalent

  • ENGLISH: Good



  • minimum PhD degree in chemical sciences, chemical engineering or physical sciences awarded not earlier than 7 years before the date of the planned employment in the project,
  • English: fluent in speaking and writing (min. B2),
  • documented scientific research indexed in Scopus or Web of Science in the discipline of chemical sciences/material engineering/chemical engineering/physical sciences – published in journals with the high IF factor,
  • preferred research subject including triboelectric generators, nanofluids, nonoporous materials, wettability,
  • Hirsch Index (IH) of minimum 5 according to the Web of Science ,
  • competences allowing for internationalization of the scientific activity,
  • experience in realizing/acquiring research projects,
  • knowledge of research methods including cyclic voltammetry,
  • ability to operate the equipment including atomic force microscope,
  • experience in conducting the international research activity (stays in the scientific centres abroad).
  • Specific Requirements


  • experience in research of the liquid-solid type triboelectric nanogenerators,
  • experience in synthesis of the hybrid materials for the needs of designing triboelectric nanogenerators,
  • experience in the experimental work connected with the intrusion-extrusion processes,
  • experience in measuring wetting angles,
  • experience in the research of phenomena in nanoscale, especially the wetting phenomena,
  • self-reliance, organization skills,
  • presenting minimum 2 letters of recommendation,
  • readiness to work in a team,
  • readiness for scientific mobility,
  • readiness to share the knowledge and experience with others.
  • Additionally we want to inform that the candidate must fulfil the following conditions:

  • the candidate has been awarded their PhD by other entity than the University of Silesia in Katowice, or they had a minimum 10 month of the uninterrupted and documented post-doctoral internship in other institution than the University of Silesia and in other country then the country where they were awarded their PhD
  • during the period when the candidate receives the remuneration for their full-time work in the project, they shall not receive any other remuneration as a part of direct costs in research projects financed by the NCN programmes.

  • during the period when the candidate receives the remuneration for their full-time work in the project, they will not receive remuneration arising from the employment contract concluded with other employer, that has its residence in Poland or in other country.

  • Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: University of Silesia in Katowice
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https: //
  • E-Mail:
  • Country: Poland
  • City: Katowice
  • State/Province: Silesia
  • Postal Code: 40-007
  • Street: Bankowa 12
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