Description of tasks:

  • studies on a model C-H carboxylation of aliphatic hydrocarbons via single electron-reduction of CO2;
  • evaluation of various dyes;
  • synthesis of cobalt complexes, evaluation of their catalytic efficacy in photo-organo-metal catalysed C-H carbonylation with CO generated in situ;
  • training PhD student


Career development opportunities:

  • work in dynamic team,
  • access to research infrastructure,
  • professional development in the field of photocatalysis,
  • the possibility of cooperation with foreign research centers, with University of Regensburg, Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy
  • the possibility of further professional development at the IOC PAS


  • PhD in organic or inorganic not earlier than in 2015. This period is extended by the duration of maternity/paternity leaves (according to NSC rules).
  • effective written and oral communication skills in English.
Required competencies:
  • strong skills in organometallic chemistry, experience in photochemistry will be an asset;
  • data analysis and interpretation, especially in trouble shooting during the research;
  • excellent reaction trouble shooting ability;
  • experience in safe handling of air-sensitive materials;
  • ability in design of cobalt-complexes as well as corresponding synthetic pathways, multi-step synthesis, purification, and analysis of metal-complexes and organic molecules;
Desired competencies:
  • creativity, independence and responsibility
  • strong ability to guide and train students in experiment design and operation.

Candidate evaluation criteria:

  • scientific achievements measured by the quality and quantity of scientific publications or granted/pending patents
  • knowledge of organic chemistry
  • Candidate's professional experience
  • career mobility (research internships, work in industry, change of scientific profile)
  • awards or distinctions
  • opinions about the Candidate contained in the letters of recommendation
  • language knowledge enabling conducting scientific research

List of required documents:

  • Candidate's Curriculum Vitae
  • description of scientific achievements, including a list of publications, ongoing projects, etc.
  • diplomas and certificates confirming qualifications, completed courses, completed training,
  • cover letter
  • two letters of recommendation and references from previous employers/supervisors
  • consent to the processing of the Candidate's personal data for the purposes of the competition

Along with the required documents, please submit (or send a scan) a signed consent to the processing of personal data available at: https://www.icho.edu.pl/en/cooperations/career/

Name of the unit Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Job title Post-doc
Number of positions available 1
Researcher Profile Recognised Researcher (R2)/Established Researcher (R3)
Required research experience
Research field
  • Homogenous catalysis
  • Organic chemistry
  • Solar chemistry
Years of experience 1-7
Required Languages Language: English
Level: excellent
Required Education Level Main research field: Chemistry
Level: PhD
Envisaged job starting date 01.09.2022
Terms of employment
Type of contract temporary, 12 months with the possibility to be extended up to 36 months total
Job status full time
Hours per week 40
Deadline for submitting applications 2022-12-04, 24:00
Competition settlement date 2022-12-16
The form of submitting applications e-mail
Additional information Project manager: Dorota Gryko
Phone: +48 22 343 20 51
e-mail: dorota.gryko@icho.edu.pl
Applications should be submitted by email: rekrutacja@icho.edu.pl
Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Kasprzaka 44/52 Street
01-224 Warsaw
Phone: +48 22 631 8788
ATTENTION! In the title of the e-mail, please enter “Recruitment – Dorota Gryko”