Competition for a post-doc position in the OPUS-20 Research Project in the the Institute of Molecular Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 May 2024

10 May 2024
Job Information

Institute of Molecular Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences

Department of Thin Films (Z3)
Research Field

Physics » Solid state physics
Physics » Condensed matter properties
Physics » Surface physics
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Application Deadline

31 May 2024 - 15:00 (Europe/Warsaw)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Hours Per Week

Offer Starting Date

24 Jun 2024
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Title of the scientific project:

Artificial magnetic domains without domain walls in magnetically patterned Rare-Earth-Transition-Metal ferrimagnetic films (TWIST).

Principal investigator: Dr. hab. Eng. Piotr Kuświk, Assoc. Prof. IMP PAS

Description of the project:

In this project, we will study ferrimagnetic (FI) rare earth (RE) - transition metal (TM) layered systems. Our research is focused on the development of methods allowing local control of the domination of a specific subsystem and on the fabrication of two-dimensional lattice with magnetic  domination of TM embedded in a matrix with magnetic domination of RE.

Research objectives:

In this project we intend to fabricate artificial FI domains for use in different applications, e.g. controlled propagation of spin waves, magnetophoresis devices, and information technologies It is important to identify the optimal patterning method for the FI layer based on the critical parameters such as: minimum resolution, attainable and durability of magnetic properties. This means that it is necessary to select the appropriate layer system and optimize the modification, in particular to achieve resolution in the nanometer range.

Duration of the employment: 15 months (with the possibility of extension).
Type of contract: full-time job, employment contract .


Research Field
Physics » Solid state physics
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Research Field
Physics » Condensed matter properties
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Research Field
Physics » Surface physics
Education Level
PhD or equivalent


Required qualifications and skills:

- knowledge of the basic measurement methods in solid-state physics, especially in the physics of magnetism;
- experimental experience in the study of magnetic thin film/nanostructures;
- experimental experience in the study realized under high-vacuum conditions;
- knowledge of the deposition of layered systems/nanostructures under the ultra-high vacuum conditions;
- documented scientific achievements (publications, talks, awards, etc.);
- good knowledge of programs available for research analysis (Microsoft Office, Origin, etc.).

Specific Requirements

Scientific experience required:

- in the discipline of physical sciences (or similar);
- on the topic of: solid state physics, surface physics, condensed matter properties, magnetic thin films.
Knowledge of English: good, enabling communication with other team members.

The candidate must meet the conditions described in point 2.1.1 Annex to NCN Council Resolution No 95/2020 of 14 September 2020 about the regulations on awarding funding for research tasks funded by the National Science Centre as regards research projects.

Required education: PhD in physics (or related) granted not earlier than 7 years* before the year of a start of employment.

*Period may be extended by a time of long-term (in excess of 90 days) documented sick leaves or rehabilitation leaves granted on account of being unfit to work. In addition, the period may be extended by the number of months of a childcare leave granted pursuant to the Labour Code and in the case of women, by 18 months for every child born or adopted, whichever manner of accounting for career breaks is preferable.


Research Field
Physics » Solid state physicsPhysics » Condensed matter propertiesPhysics » Surface physics

Additional Information

Salary: ca. 10 000 PLN/month (ten thousand PLN gross gross per month)
Job benefits: excellent working conditions, state-of-the-art technical facilities, international cooperation

Eligibility criteria

Qualification criteria:    
1) Scientific achievements in the field of experimental research on a magnetic thin film/nanostructures and research carried out under high vacuum conditions;
2) Knowledge of experimental methods for magnetic materials, especially for magnetic thin films/nanostructures.
3) Knowledge of the thin film/nanostructures deposition techniques under high vacuum conditions.

Selection process

Required documents:
1. Application;  
2. CV including information on education and the course of scientific careers, internships and scientific training, conference presentations and seminars, prizes and awards, participation in research projects, acquired funds, organizational achievements, etc.;
3. list of scientific publications with their copies in pdf format;
4. a scan or photocopy of English certificate for non-native English speakers;
5. a scan or photocopy of the PhD degree;
6. consent to the processing of personal data for recruitment purposes (Appendix No. 1, form available at:…     );
7. statement that if the contest is won,  Institute of Molecular Physics Polish Academy of Sciences will be the primary place of work within the meaning of the Act of 20 July 2018 Law on Higher Education and Science (Journal of Laws of 2018, item 1668, as amended) - Appendix No. 2;
8. supervisor’s opinion or other recommendations are optional.
Documents in other languages than Polish or English should be translated into Polish or English.

Method of submitting offers:
Applications with the annotation „Competition for the post-doc position – ZN 3 – No. 01/2024” should be delivered to the Institute’s address or sent to the e-mail address: [email protected] .

Qualification process:
1. Job application competition.
2. The best-ranked candidates may be invited to a hybrid interview (either on-site interview or

The evaluation and selection will be conducted by a three-person recruitment committee appointed by the Director of the Institute of Molecular Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences following "Regulations on awarding funding for research tasks funded by the National  Science  Centre  as  regards research projects" constituting an annex to the resolution of the NCN Council No. 95/2020 of September 14, 2020.
A candidate who receives a negative opinion from the recruitment committee has the right to appeal against the evaluation results to the Director of the Institute within 7 days from the date of receiving the opinion.

Additional comments

Employment type: contract covered by the NCN OPUS-20 project No. 2020/39/B/ST5/01915 .

Contact person: Dr. hab. Eng. Piotr Kuświk, Assoc. Prof. IMP PAS,  [email protected]

IMP PAS does not provide accommodation

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