Competition For The Postdoctoral Position In The Field Of Organic Electronic Materials And Devices In The Rank Of Assistant Professor Or Assistant Researcher

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December 16, 2023
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13 Nov 2023

Job Information


Silesian University of Technology

Research Field

Chemistry » Physical chemistry

Chemistry » Organic chemistry

Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)



Application Deadline

16 Dec 2023 - 23:59 (Europe/Warsaw)

Type of Contract


Job Status


Hours Per Week


Offer Starting Date

27 Dec 2023

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?


Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

We seek for outstanding and enthusiastic researchers with strong expertise in one (or more) areas of the broadly defined field of organic electronics, including synthesis and characterization of organic/organometallic small molecules and conjugated polymers for electronic applications, characterization and physical chemical studies of p-functional materials,device fabrication and tests of new materials. The successfull candidate should have proven record of high quality research and achievements, and will be a part of interdisciplinary research team on development of organic electronic materials and devices and creating the multidisciplinary Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Organic Electronics. The successful candidates will work in the group of Prof. Igor Perepichka on the Horizon2020 European project „ExCEED” toward organic molecular and polymer semiconductors for organic light-emitting devices (OLEDs), organic field-effect transistors (OFETs), organic photovoltaics (OPVs), organic energy storage systems, electrochromics, and related applications.


Research Field

Chemistry » Physical chemistry

Education Level

PhD or equivalent

Research Field

Chemistry » Organic chemistry

Education Level

PhD or equivalent


  • PhD degree in Chemistry, Materials or Physics / Engineering, or an equivalent level of professional qualification and experience are essential.
  • Candidates should have confirmed research experience and strong background in one or more of the following: (a) organic synthesis of p-functional materials and methods of their isolation / characterisation (chromatography, NMR, MS, FTIR, UV-Vis, HPLC etc); (b) polymer chemistry, materials chemistry, electron absorption/fluorescence spectroscopy, electrochemistry, ESR, XRD and other physical methods of characterisation and studies of organic p-functional molecules and polymers; (c) studies of organic electronic/optoelectronic materials and/or devices.
  • Well versed with a range of physical methods of studies of organic semiconductors; hand-on skills of material characterizations and/or device fabrication.
  • Well versed with methods of organic and physical chemistry, materials science.
  • Strong publication records relevant to chemistry, materials science or organic electronics.
  • Highly motivated researcher with strong interest to pursue research in experimental organic materials chemistry.
  • Ability to resolve complex issues and make technical, and procedural decisions and judgments
  • An ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • An ability to work under high pressure in a tight-time schedule.
  • Good writing skills for scientific articles.
  • Good interpersonal / communication skills and high level of English proficiency (both spoken and written).
  • Adhere to high ethical standards
  • Not employed by Silesian University of Technology in the last 4 years.
  • Specific Requirements

  • Previous postdoctoral (post-PhD) research in other Universities or R&D experience in industry is a big plus.
  • Skills in DFT and other computational methods in chemistry and/or materials science.
  • Research grant writing skills
  • Teaching experience and/or skills in supervision / co-supervision of PhD/MSc students or managing junior researchers work.
  • Industrial experience or collaboration with industry.
  • International experience at universities abroad.
  • Languages




    Research Field

    Chemistry » Physical chemistryChemistry » Organic chemistry

    Years of Research Experience

    4 - 10
    Additional Information


  • Full-time employment contract with the rank of Assistant Professor or Assistant Researcher position (depending on the qualification) at the Faculty of Chemistry;
  • Very favourable financial conditions: internationally competitive salary commensurate with qualification and experience, which is highly competitive compared to salaries in the public and private sectors in Poland.
  • Work in the interdisciplinary organic electronics team on the European Horizon2020 project “ExCEED”.
  • Work in a friendly and supportive environment that cares about the employee's quality of life.
  • Other benefits provided by the University: numerous additional pro-quality programs, to encourage the research performance:
  • by PLN 10,0001 gross per month for 12 months, for each publication in the main series (flagship) of Nature or Science journal,

    by PLN 3,5001 gross per month for 12 months, for each publication in a journal from the TOP1 list,

    by PLN 2 0001 gross per month for 12 months, for each publication in a journal from the TOP5 list,

    by PLN 1,5001 gross per month for 12 months, for each publication in a journal from the TOP10 list,

    by PLN 80002 gross in the form of scholarship, for a publication published in cooperation with an author representing a foreign research centre or a non- academic partner,

    by PLN 16,0002 gross per month in the case of commencing the implementation of a Horizon 2020 or Horizon EU projects as the coordinator, for the duration of the project + remuneration from the project,

    by PLN 6,5002 gross per month in the case of commencing the implementation of a Horizon 2020 or Horizon Europa project as a partner, for the duration of the project + remuneration from the project,

    1 The amount of the grant for the team from the Silesian University of Technology shared in the amount depending on the author's participation among all authors from the University.

    2 Funds in the form of a scholarship awarded to the entire project team on behalf of the Silesian University of Technology, shared in the amount depending on the author's participation among all authors from the University.

    Selection process

    Prospective candidates should make formal application by e-mail entitled POSTDOC-OE to:

    Prof. Igor Perepichka ([email protected]) and submit the following documents (as PDF files):

  • University application form for an employment (download at https: //
  • Cover letter with an explanation of your interest in the position and statements confirming the fulfilment of general and additional requirements.
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) with gained skills, list of publications and contact details of minimum three professional referees.
  • You must arrange that your referees send their letters of recommendation (minimum 2) directly to [email protected]
  • A brief research statement regarding the past and present research (2-3 pages).
  • Copies of up to ten the most important publications.
  • Copies of PhD / MSc / BSc diplomas or equivalents.
  • Candidate's declaration that the Silesian University of Technology will be the primary place of work.
  • If you have any questions regarding this position, you can write informally with your question(s) to Prof. Igor Perepichka ([email protected]).

    The closing date for applications is 16 December, 2023 (11:59PM CET).

    Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

    Next steps: The initial selection of candidates will take place shortly after this date, and shortlisted candidates are expected to be notified within approx. 7 days and will be invited for an interview on the appointed date (online). The assessment for the post among the shortlisted candidates will include a presentation of your work during your PhD and/or postgraduate studies.

    Please be informed we are only able to notify the shortlisted candidates about the outcome.

    Postdoctoral positions are available immediately and we expect that successful candidates to be able to start work as soon as possible after offering the position.

    Additional comments

    Informative Clause

    According to art. 13 of the Regulation on Personal Data Protection of 27 April 2016, please be informed:

  • The controller of your personal data is the Silesian University of Technology with its registered office at Akademicka 2A St, 44-100 Gliwice;
  • The Silesian University of Technology has appointed the Data Protection Officer who can be contacted via the email address: [email protected];
  • Your personal data will be processed in order to carry out the recruitment process for work at the Silesian University of Technology;
  • the basis for the processing of your personal data is art. 221 of the Labour Code and, if you agree to use your CV in future recruitments at the Silesian University of Technology, art. 6 clause 1 point a of the GDPR Regulation shall apply;
  • only employees authorized to process personal data to the necessary extent will have access to your personal data within the organizational structure of the Silesian University of Technology;
  • Your personal data shall not be disclosed to other entities, except in cases provided for by law;
  • Your personal data shall be stored for the period necessary to carry out the recruitment process or for the next 9 months from the end of the recruitment process, if you authorize the processing of personal data in future recruitment processes;
  • You have the right to request the access to the content of your data and, to the extent provided for by applicable regulations, the right to: rectify, delete, limit processing, raise objections; if you consent to the processing of data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time;
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