assistant professor (adjunkt) - research staff

Job type: 


Application deadline: 

Saturday, December 31, 2022


Institution: Institute of Physics, Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland

Project leader: dr Marcin Witkowski

Project title: „Search for new physics with ultracold mixture of Hg and Rb atoms”

The project is carried out in the National Laboratory FAMO within the Sonata Bis 11 programme of the National Science Centre (NCN). The National Laboratory FAMO is a leading Polish research-oriented institution focused on atomic, molecular, and optical physics problems. Currently, several European projects are realized in National Laboratory FAMO, including: Quantum Flagship and EMPIR concerning ultra-cold atoms, quantum control, and optical atomic clocks.

Key responsibilities include:

1) Development of the experimental setup and the experiment.
2) Construction and adaptation of the experimental setup.
3) Performing the experiments.
4) Performing the calculations and data analysis.
5) It is expected to support the PI in all of the project's tasks.
6) The post-doc will also facilitate knowledge transfer to the MSc students and PhD students.

The high level of proposed scientific research requires an experienced, ambitious and highly motivated young doctor having a sound theoretical background. It is expected to support the PI in all of the project's tasks. The post-doc will also facilitate knowledge transfer to the MSc students and PhD students


We offer:

The maximum period of contract agreement: 48 months,
Salary: gross salary:   120.000,00 PLN /year (including the employer's cost) (10.000,00 PLN/month),
Opportunity to work in interdisciplinary research group with strong support from astronomy and physics groups,
Collaboration with the best research groups in the world in the field of dark matter detection with optical atomic clocks,
International collaboration,
Very good salary,
International internships and the possibility to present research results at international conferences.

Selection process

Required documents:

- Personal questionnaire for the person applying for employment
- Professional curriculum vitae
- Copy of higher education diploma
- Copy of doctorate certificate or statement about planned finalization of PhD (it’s required to receive a PhD degree before starting the work),
- A scan or photocopy of the candidate’s university degree;
- Declaration of consent to the processing of personal data contained in the job offer for the needs of the recruitment process, in accordance with the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of The Council od 27 April 2016 (L119/1)
- Declaration under art. 113 ust. 1 ustawy Prawo o szkolnictwie wyższym (o niekaralności) (Art. Paragraph 113 (1) of the Higher Education Act (of no criminal record)) 
- Declaration that Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń will be my primary employer once I have won the contest (form to be downloaded)
- At least one (max three) reference letter(s).
- A cover letter including a description of scientific motivation, a description of research interests, and a publication list (addressed to Professor Andrzej Sokala, Rector of the Nicolaus Copernicus University)

Forms to be downloaded:

Please submit the documents (scanned or pdf versions will be accepted) with annotation "RbHg molecules 3" in the subject field. Application deadline: 31.12.2022. For more details, please contact us by email: or / and

The project leader reserves the right to interview selected candidates. We reserve the right not to select any candidates.The university does not provide accommodation.

Please include in your offer:

“I hereby give consent for my personal data included in my application to be processed for the purposes of the recruitment process under the Personal Data Protection Act as of 10 May 2018 (consolidated text: Journal of Laws 2019, item 1781) and pursuant to art. 6 § 1a GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation - EU 2016/279)."

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