Postdoc | BP4

Termin zbierania ofert: 03-05-2024

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


Localization: Pasteura 7, 02-093 Warsaw

The Astrophysics Division of the NCBJ's Department of Fundamental Research is dedicated to research in astrophysics and astronomy, mainly their observational aspects. The Department employs 19 staff members, including eight foreigners, at the rank of Assistant Professor and above. 9 PhD students from the Department of Astrophysics are being trained at the Doctoral School of the NCBJ and IChTJ.  The Department of Astrophysics offers an active research environment of the highest international standards.

Link to the Astrophysics Department website:  https://www.ncbj.gov.pl/en/astrophysics-division

We offer an employment contract for a period of 2 years with a possible extension for another year.

Description of tasks:

  • research activities and publications in the field of observational data analysis
  • supervising doctoral students and interns
  • participating in the scientific life of the Department
  • popularising scientific research
  • participation in meetings, conferences and other events organised by the Department

Requirements for the candidate:

  • PhD in physics, astronomy or equivalent discipline
  • experience in conducting research work in astrophysics, documented by publications.
  • fluency in spoken and written English

Additional assets:

  • experience of working in an international environment and experience of applying for and winning research grants.
  • a research plan that fits into the profile of the NCBJ Astrophysics Department.

We offer:

  • employment in one of the largest research Institute in Poland
  • good learning environment. Support of an experienced team
  • excellence with full research autonomy and being part of a diverse and supportive team of professionals
  • external and internal trainings in hard and soft skills as well as participation in conferences
  • a chance to make ones’ own mark by participation in the creation of a interesting and ambitious projects
  • work in Polish and international networks with research institutes and industrial companies

Required documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • full publication list
  • a research statement
  • a list of 2 reference persons including their positions and contact details (e-mail address)
  • a scan/ copy of degree diploma
  • a brief description of important scientific achievements and scientific outlook (max. 2 pp)
  • a cover letter that explains the motivating factors for considering the position (max. 1 pp)
  • any other possible documents that might influence the assessment

Contact: dr hab. Katarzyna Małek  E-mail: Katarzyna.Malek@ncbj.gov.pl

Applications in electronic form should be submitted in English to:  Katarzyna.Malek@ncbj.gov.pl

Additional comments

As an attachment to your application please sign and enclose the following declarations:

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  2. Your personal data will be processed for recruitment purposes on the basis of applicable law, including the Labour Code.  Data not required by law, provided by you in your documents, will be processed on the basis of your consent. Your consent is given by the transfer of this data.
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The National Centre for Nuclear Research is awarded by “HR Excellence in Research”. Recruitment is based on OTM-R system (Open, Transparent and Merit-based recruitment practices in Research Performing Organisations).