SENIOR RESEARCHER for scattering-SNOM at ENSEMBLE3 CoE Scientific discipline

Project title:

ENSEMBLE3 Centre of Excellence for nanophotonics, advanced materials and novel crystal growth-based technologies

The Centre is funded through the International Research Agenda of the Foundation for Polish Science, under axis IV of the Smart Growth Operational Programme, Measure 4.3, and the Teaming for Excellence H2020 programme

ENSEMBLE3 is a new Centre of Excellence for nanophotonics, advanced materials, and novel crystal growth-based technologies located in Warsaw, Poland, created jointly by institutions from Poland, Germany, Italy, and Spain. The centre will work on the development of novel material technologies and advanced materials with unique electromagnetic properties, with potential applications in fields such as photonics, optoelectronics, telecommunication, solar energy conversion, medicine, and aerospace.

SENIOR RESEARCHER for scattering-SNOM at ENSEMBLE3 CoE Scientific discipline: Photonics, Optoelectronics, Physics, Chemistry, Material science, or related fields

Workplace: Warszawa

Job describtion:

Applications are welcome from excellent scientists to join the Centre of Excellence to help the Centre to be at the forefront of scientific world along with their own career development. The candidate will be responsible for characterization of the optical/electromagnetic properties of the materials developed in the other groups at the micron and nanoscales. It will verify novel design concepts for materials, structures and devices in regard to their material properties and function as optical devices – in cooperation with the research groups present at the Centre. The candidate will use novel advanced techniques of materials characterization including systems working beyond the light diffraction limit. The optimal candidate will be scientist specialized in characterization of electromagnetic phenomena and their mechanisms including both macroscopic properties as well as the ones at the nanoscale.

Key responsibilities include:

  • 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):

  • Proven extensive experience in scattering Scanning Nearfield Optical Microscopy​(sSNOM) is a must;
  • 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 laboratory;
  • Proven 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;
  • Administrative support for visa and relate

Maximum  period of contract/stipend agreement:

Initial appointment till December 2023. Extension to longer/permanent position on mutual agreement. We aim for candidates to jointly develop our centre for a longer time.

Number of job offers: 1

Annual gross salary max. 228 000 PLN (~ 51 000 EUR) to min. 143 000 PLN (~32 000 EUR) depending on experience and expertise.

Job type (employment contract/stipend): Full-time employment contract

Application deadline: open until a suitable candidate is found

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    1. under the program EU H2020-WIDESPREAD-2016-2017 TEAMING PHASE 2-European Commission,
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