Assistant Professor – neutron diffraction

Monday, December 5, 2022

National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) is one of the biggest research institutions in Poland and the operator of the only Polish nuclear research reactor Maria. We perform nuclear reactor and nuclear fuel studies with emphasis on the nuclear installations safety and quality of the materials used in nuclear facilities.

We seek qualified research workers who will conduct and coordinate research performed with five neutron diffractometers transferred from reactor of the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH to the Maria reactor of NCBJ.


Assistant Professor – neutron diffraction


Location: Otwock - Świerk - in the outskirts of Warsaw with daily transport services provided.


The successful candidate will be responsible for  structure research carried out with thermal neutron diffractometers transferred from the BerII reactor to the Maria reactor. The position includes coordination of the research as well as responsibility for operation of one of the diffractometers with its sample environment devices (cryostats, magnets and furnaces).



  • PhD in Physics, Chemistry or Material Engineering,
  • Solid background in condensed matter physics and diffraction techniques,
  • Experience in experimental condensed matter research,
  • Good command of English language,
  • Willingness to work at the nuclear reactor hall,
  • Team working ability, creativity and task discretion.


Supporting experience:

  • Experience in diffraction techniques research (neutron, X-ray or electron),
  • Expertise in characterisation of residual stresses


What we offer:

  • Employment in an international environment,
  • Access to modern technologies,
  • Opportunity to reach a postdoctoral degree (habilitation),
  • Friendly job environment.
  • Company transport from Warsaw to Świerk and backwards (more information:
  • Additional annual salary and other social security benefits.
  • The health center (basic medical care)


Required documents:

  • scientific degree diploma (scan)
  • motivation letter
  • CV
  • list of publications
  • brief statement of research interests


Contact: dr. Jacek Milczarek,

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