Research Assistant / Postdoc

Universities and Institutes of Poland


October 31, 2022


  • Organisation/Company: Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
  • Research Field: Chemistry
  • Researcher Profile: Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • Application Deadline: 31/10/2022 15:00 - Europe/Athens
  • Location: Poland › Wroclaw
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Offer Starting Date: 01/01/2023
  • Reference Number: As11/W3/09/2022
  • Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, is looking for a candidate for the position of postdoc in the project joint project with prof. Frank Cichos from Leipzig University: Anti-Stokes Cooling for Fluidics. The successful candidate will conduct optical measurements of laser induced cooling of nanocrystals in optical microscope setup. The candidate will participate in two major research tasks of the project:

  • Optical nanothermometry technique, which can be used during laser cooling, his may include developing and testing of techniques based on luminescence and Raman scattering, and comparing them with other techniques e.g. phase transition of liquid crystals, or Brownian motion analysis of floating or optically trapped nanoparticles. The candidate will investigate if optical nanotermomenry techniques are affected by laser cooling, which is rapid non-equilibrium process. And vice versa, is laser cooling affected by the nanothermometry technique, due to heating or some other non-thermal process.
  • 2. Development of rare-earth nanoparticles, which can be laser cooled in water (H2O). Until now, all studies show that efficient cooling is possible in have water (D2O), but there are no studies of cooling in normal water. The candidate will conduct optical measurements in microscopy setup of nanocrystals with different size, ions concertation, and protective shells in both D2O and H2O environments. The candidate should give scientific feedback and participate in designing and improve laser cooling of nanocrystals.
  • The candidate will not be requested to synthesize the nanocrystals, but if he/she is willing to participate in synthesis part of the project it will be possible in cooperation with prof. Dominika Wawrzyńczyk. Description of the project can be found on the webpage: https: // www. Successful candidate should start contract before 01.01.2023, but later start is possible upon request. We welcome applications form candidates who already have PhD or plan to obtain it in 2022.


    Detailed information requests and questions should be addressed to the project PI dr Pawel Karpinski:

    Documents should be sent to the project PI: with e-mail title: „Post-doc in Opus LAP project nr 2020/39/I/ST3/01827”, (emails with other titles may be not considerate)

    and to the following address: Faculty of Chemistry, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Norwida 4/6 street, 50-373 Wrocław until 31.10.2022, 15.00 to the Secretariat of the Faculty of Chemistry, Wrocław University of Sciene and Technology, building C-6, room. 131. In the title of the message, please indicate the reference number. In the title of the message, please indicate the reference number. Applications from persons submitting their documents without a reference number will not be considered.


    We offer:

  • Contract for up to 36 months;
  • salary around 7300 PLN/month (gross), the salary might depend on candidate experience;
  • cooperation with prof. Frank Cichos from Leipzig University;
  • the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience;
  • work with advanced scientific laboratories and in young and energetic team. ​
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    Offer Requirements
  • ENGLISH: Excellent

  • PhD in physics, chemistry or similar (obtained in last 7 years);
  • Documented outstanding track record;
  • Strong self-motivation of scientific work;
  • Experience in experimental scientific work and fast learning;
  • Team work.
  • Specific Requirements
  • Experience in optics, photonics, microscopy, lasers, spectroscopy or similar is obligatory;
  • Experience in Raman spectroscopy and optical tweezers will be beneficial, but it is not necessary
  • Experience in chemistry will be beneficial, but it is not necessary.

  • Application letter addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry, WUST

  • Curriculum vitae, which includes: information on the education, research track record, experience in teaching, administrative activities, list of publications, and contact to at least two people who can provide references,
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  • Candidate's statement that in the event of winning the competition, the Wrocław University of Science and Technology will be the primary place of work.
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  • Organisation/Company: Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
  • Department: Faculty of Chemistry
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
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  • Country: Poland
  • City: Wroclaw
  • Postal Code: 50-370
  • Street: Wyspianskiego 27
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