Assistant professor (specialist of microstructural studies of materials) | MAB NOMATEN

Termin zbierania ofert: 01-04-2024

The National Centre for Nuclear Research opens the competition for the position of

Assistant professor
(specialist of microstructural studies of materials)

Localization: Świerk near Otwock - in the outskirts of Warsaw with daily transport services provide.

Description of tasks:

  • work in materials characterization laboratory, conducting measurements using SEM/EDS/EBSD and FIB techniques;
  • training other employees in the field of microstructural characterization using of all the above methods;
  • conducting research on the structural properties of polymer composites used in the nuclear and space industries;
  • conducting and coordinating research activities in the field of characterization of modern functional materials by SEM-FIB/EDS/EBSD techniques;
  • cooperation with other research groups NOMATEN and NCBJ;
  • preparation of scientific publications and grant applications.

Requirements for the candidate

  • Ph.D. in technical sciences or related disciplines (focus on materials engineering);
  • experience in laboratory work, min. 10 years;
  • experience in the field of microstructural characterization of materials by electron microscopy techniques, min. 10 years;
  • experience in planning and conducting scientific research; 
  • analytical skills – conducting research that includes several different techniques and analyzing obtained structural and mechanical data;
  • knowledge of sampling and sample preparation methods;
  • preparation of scientific reports in Polish and/or English;
  • fluent spoken and written English;
  • communicativeness, regularity, and very good organization of work;
  • Ability to work as a member of a team;
  • Being open for new tasks and challenges;

Additional assets:

  • published scientific papers (min. 7) related to microstructural, electrical or mechanical properties of polymer composites subjected to irradiation damage;
  • knowledge of the influence of radiation defects on the structural and functional properties of materials; 
  • experience in sample preparation using the FIB lift-out technique;
  • knowledge of other measurement techniques, e.g., XRD, TEM, FT-IR or Raman spectroscopy – documented with publications;
  • experience in working with students (teaching skills);

Required documents:

  • a copy of the diploma confirming obtaining PhD degree
  • curriculum vitae
  • list of scientific publications
  • self-presentation, containing a description of the candidate's scientific achievements, along with a list of publications, patents and implementations, description of other achievements (conference presentations, internships, etc.)
  • any other possible documents that may affect the assessment,

We offer:

  • 11,250 - 15,000 PLN per month (at current exchange rate 2,600- 3,200 € per month); the details in each case depend on qualifications and experience, and the compensation is  composed of the base salary, seniority addition, functional addition and project bonus)

    Read more about contributions in Poland at https://www.ncbj.gov.pl/en/hrcareer/contributions-poland

  • Work in international networks with research institutes and industrial companies.

  • Access to the research potential of NOMATEN’s three partners between NCBJ (Poland), CEA (France) and VTT (Finland) and other scientific partners.

  • Travel funds for participation in conferences and collaboration, attractive working conditions, atmosphere of teamwork, family-friendly environment with flexible working hours. support of an experienced local team in legal, financial and organisational issues as well as logistic support and advice related to working in Poland - enabling smooth relocation and equal opportunities.

Contact: iwona.jozwik@ncbj.gov.pl

Applications in electronic form should be submitted in English to: magdalena.jedrkiewicz@ncbj.gov.pl


  1. The controllers of the personal data processed during the recruitment process are:
  1. National Centre for Nuclear Research, ul.Andrzeja Sołtana 7, 05-400 Otwock and
  2. Foundation for Polish Science, ul. I. Krasickiego 20/22, 02-611 Warszawa.
  1. The data protection officer can be contacted by using the following address:
    1. Personal Data Protection Officer, National Centre for Nuclear Research,
      Sołtana 7, 05-400 Otwock, Poland
    2. iod@ncbj.gov.pl
  2. Providing data contained in recruitment documents is a condition for applying for a job at NCBJ.
  3. Processing of the personal data for the purpose of filling the position listed in this announcement and to conduct subsequent recruitment is done on the basis of expressed consents. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
  4. Your personal data will not be made available to other data recipients.
  5. Your personal data will not be transferred to a third country or to an international organization.
  6. No automated individual decision-making and profiling as referred in Article 22 (1) and (4) GDPR is done during recruitment conducted by NCBJ. This means that no decisions regarding job candidates are made automatically and that no job candidate profiles are made.
  7. In the case you have been unsuccessful in applying for the position listed in this announcement and you haven’t given consent to store the collected personal data in the NCBJ recruitment database, your data will be erased no later than 12 years from the completion of recruitment process, but no longer than the date of the end of the durability period of the project, which will find its basis in the provisions governing project financing.
  8. You have the right to access your personal data, request its rectification or erasure. Filing a request to erase data is tantamount to withdrawal from the recruitment process. You have also the right to request restriction of processing in cases specified in Article 18 GDPR.
  9. You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (President of the Office for Personal Data Protection) about unlawful processing of your personal data. The right to file a complaint only concerns the lawfulness of the processing of personal data, not the recruitment process.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 857470.

Financed from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education funds granted under contract no. MEiN/2023/DIR/3795 dated 27th December 2023, concluded with the State Treasury - Minister of Science, in the amount of 5 143 237.70 EUR


Narodowe Centrum Badań Jądrowych posiada znak “HR Excellence in Research”. Rekrutacja prowadzona jest zgodnie z zasadami OTM-R (Open, Transparent an d Merit-based recruitment practices in Research Performing Organisations)