Assistant professor (Adjunkt) - research staff

Job type: 

Application deadline: 

Friday, March 31, 2023

Institution: Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics

City: Toruń

Position: assistant professor (adjunkt) - research staff

The Field of Exact and Natural Sciences - Physical Sciences,

Posted: 2023-01-26

Expires: 2023-03-31

Keywords: cold atoms, cold molecules, atomic traps, new physics, King plot

Description (field, expectations, comments): The competition is open to persons who meet the conditions set out in Article 113 of the Act of 20 July 2018 - Law on higher education and science (Journal of Laws of 2018, item 1668) and the following qualification criteria:
- A doctorate in physics or a closely related field or statement about planned finalization of doctorate (it’s required to receive a PhD degree before starting the work),
- A record of publications in optical spectroscopy, cold atoms or experimental atomic physics topics,
- Good command of written and spoken English.
- Experimental work in the field of atomic physics (in particular with ultracold atoms)
- Construction of high-resolution laser systems,
- Construction of high vacuum systems.

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.

We offer employment in a research grant financed by the National Science Center, Poland within SONATA BIS-11 competition.
Project leader: Dr. Marcin Witkowski
Required documents:

Personal questionnaire for the person applying for employment (download here)
Professional curriculum vitae
Copy of higher education diploma
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) (download here)
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)) (download here)
Declaration that Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń will be my primary employer once I have won the contest (download here)
At least one (max three) reference letter(s)
Copy of doctorate certificate or statement about planned finalization of PhD (it’s required to receive a PhD degree before starting the work)
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)
All documents:

Additional information: Please submit the aforementioned documents to with annotation "RbHg molecules 4" in the subject field. Application deadline: 31.03.2023. The project leader reserves the right to interview selected candidates. The university does not provide accommodation. NCU declares the right not to choose any candidate.