GROUP LEADER: Plasmonics, Metamaterials, Photonics, Optoelectronics,…

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 09 Jan 2023

GROUPLEADER: Plasmonics, Metamaterials, Photonics, Optoelectronics, Physics, Chemistry, Material science or related fields

Workplace: Warsaw, Poland

Applications are welcome from the excellent scientists to establish and supervise the research group at the Centre. The group will be responsible for expanding applications for materials developed in the Centre to photonic and energy elements and devices, which will be beyond the-state-of-the art in modern photonics and optoelectronics. Various properties and functionalities of the crystal-growth materials which will be developed in the Centre have already been demonstrated. These could be developed into further applications, in addition to anticipated new ideas from the group leader and group members. Proposing novel ideas for crystal-growth based materials with a potential for acting as photonic or energy elements and devices will be the main scope of this group.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Establishing and supervising the research group;
  • Organizing and carrying out research efforts that will place the centre at the forefront of scientific developments worldwide;
  • Collaborating with other groups in the centre;
  • Disseminating results to the public and scientific communities;
  • Applying for funding;
  • Seeking industrial collaborations.

Key assessment criteria (profile of candidates and requirements):

  • A doctorate in a discipline relevant to the research agenda pursued at the Centre;
  • Outstanding research achievements reflected by the publication record;
  • Leadership skills required to build and manage the research group;
  • Proven excellent skills in bringing research funding;
  • Openness to internal and external collaborations;
  • Extensive scientific institution/people network to build extended international collaboration.

Required documents:

  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Proof of PhD;
  • Research record with a full list of publications;
  • Cover letter specifying how you meet the search criteria and can contribute to the operation of the Centre;
  • Names and contact details of three senior researchers who may act as referees.
  • A short description of a research plan that fits the research agenda of the Centre.

We offer:

  • Full-time employment;
  • Opportunity to work in an innovative scientific environment;
  • International cooperation with experienced researchers;
  • Start-up package and funds allocated to running your group and recruiting other group members such as postdocs, PhD, and MSc students;
  • Administrative support for recruiting, visa and related documentation;
  • Access to well-staffed core facilities.


Annual gross salary max. 268 000 PLN (~ 56 000 EUR).

Position starts on:  November/December 2022

Maximum period of contract/stipend agreement: Permanent contract from the beginning is possible based on the mutual agreement; we aim for our new group leaders to jointly develop our center.

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