Postdoc Position In Spectroscopy (# Of Pos: 2)

Universities and Institutes of Poland


September 30, 2022


  • Organisation/Company: Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Research Field: Chemistry › Instrumental techniques Chemistry › Molecular chemistry Chemistry › Organic chemistry Chemistry › Physical chemistry Chemistry › Reaction mechanisms and dynamics Physics › Chemical physics
  • Researcher Profile: Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • Application Deadline: 30/09/2022 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: Poland › Warsaw
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Offer Starting Date: 01/01/2023
  • Reference Number: Recruitment no. 32/2022
  • The postdoc will take part in the project that aims to check whether the rates of basic chemical reactions - proton and electron transfer - can be changed by placing the molecules in appropriately designed photonic cavities. The studies will include modification of reactivity in both ground and electronically excited states. Various methodologies will be tested, including (i) generating nanocavity-induced shifts of the energies of electronic transitions of the reactants or products and (ii) creating vibrational polaritons in order to affect the multidimensional reaction path. Our studies will also shed light on the influence of nanocavities on (i) hydrogen bond properties, (ii) photostability, (iii) Raman scattering, (iv) photophysics, and (v) magnetic circular dichroism (MCD) spectra.


    Opportunity to work in a modern, well-equipped laboratory with good expertise in spectroscopy and photophysics

    No teaching obligations

    Administrative support from professional English-speaking personnel

    Eligibility criteria

    (i) Competence to carry out specific tasks in the project; (ii) The candidate's knowledge of spectroscopy and photophysics; (iii) The candidate's research achievements; (iv) Other achievements (scholarships, awards, etc.); (v) Research experience

    Selection process

    The applications will be evaluated by a commission. The scholarship for the candidate with the highest ranking will be awarded in accordance with the NCN regulations: "Regulations on the mode of granting financial resources for the completion of tasks funded by the Polish National Science Centre (Narodowe Centrum Nauki, NCN) as regards research projects, post-doctoral fellowships and doctoral scholarships" (Annex to NCN Council Resolution No 90/2019 of 12 September 2019 amending the Regulations on awarding funding for research tasks funded by the National Science Centre as regards research projects) and in accordance with the Employment policy of the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS (https: //

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    Offer Requirements
  • Chemistry: PhD or equivalent

    Physics: PhD or equivalent

  • ENGLISH: Excellent


    Expertise in electronic and/or vibrational spectroscopy

    Good knowledge of basic photophysics

    Written and oral communication skills in English

    Specific Requirements

    Ability to work in a team, creative thinking, experimental skills

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Department: Department of Photochemistry and Spectroscopy
  • Organisation Type: Public Research Institution
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  • Country: Poland
  • City: Warsaw
  • Postal Code: PL-01-224
  • Street: Warsaw, Kasprzaka 44/52
  • Phone: +48 22 3443 3332