Electrochemist/Corrosionist (postdoc or technical staff)

Friday, August 11, 2023

Who we are: One of recently awarded 13 European
“Teaming for Excellence” Centres.

NOMATEN Centre of Excellence (CoE) is formed through a scientific partnership between the National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ-Poland), the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA-France) and the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT-Finland) with joint financial support from the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) and the European Commission. NOMATEN focuses research on the characterization, analysis and development of advanced multifunctional materials, specifically those designed to work in extreme conditions, with primary examples being radiation, high temperature and corrosion.

More info about NOMATEN CoE and the detailed project descriptions at http://nomaten.ncbj.gov.pl


NOMATEN is now recruiting a person to joint our international research group well-equipped lab:


(postdoc or technical staff)

Location: National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ), ul. Andrzeja Sołtana 7, 05-400 Otwock, Poland (Suburb of Warsaw, efficient and free daily bus transport service provided).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Working on project related to magnetism for the functionalization of metallic materials surfaces and its effect on corrosion phenomena
  • Collaboration in project related to hydrogen retention in metals and alloys
  • Preparation of samples
  • Electrochemical measurements
  • Analysis of results
  • Preparation of publications


  • PhD or MSc (a position dependent on education level).
  • Expertise in electrochemical measurements (EIS, woltamperometry, or electrochemical scanning spectroscopy) (compulsory)
  • Good knowledge of basic of electrochemistry, corrosion or surface analysis science (compulsory)
  • Knowledge of synthesis of electrochemical oxidation, electrodeposition or synthesis of materials for catalysis (desirable)
  • Written and oral communication skills in English (desirable)

Key assessment criteria:

  • Competence to carry out specific tasks in the project
  • The candidate’s knowledge of electrochemistry with applications to metals and alloys
  • The candidate’s research achievements
  • Other achievements (scholarships, awards, etc.)
  • Research experience

We offer:

  • Gross salary: 7 000 – 23 000 PLN per month (at current exchange rate 1 500 – 5 000€ per month); the details in each case depend on qualifications and experience, and the compensation is composed of the base salary and seniority addition, project bonus).

Read more about contributions in Poland at https://www.ncbj.gov.pl/en/hrcareer/contributions-poland

  • Type of contract: full-time employment. The position is initially for two years with a possibility of extension after a positive evaluation.
  • Work in international network with research institutes and industrial companies.
  • Access to the research potential of NOMATEN’s three partners between NCBJ (Poland), CEA (France) and VTT (Finland).
  • Some of the positions are for joint collaborative research with NOMATEN partners CEA (France) and VTT (Finland) and thus include extensive visits to the collaborating institution.
  • Travel funds for participation in conferences and collaboration, attractive working conditions, atmosphere of teamwork, family-friendly environment with flexible working hours, support of an experienced local team in legal, financial and organisational issues as well as logistic support and advice related to working in Poland - enabling smooth relocation and equal opportunities.
  • Company transport from Warsaw to Świerk and backwards (more information: https://bus.swierk.pl/rozklad-jazdy/)
  • Health service at NCBJ (basic medical care).

Required documents:

  • cover letter that explains the motivating factors for considering the position (max. 1 pp),
  • CV with complete publication list,
  • brief description of important scientific achievements and scientific outlook,
  • a list of 2 reference persons including their positions and contact details (e-mail address),
  • MSc/PhD diploma copy/scan:

Contact person: Magda Jędrkiewicz (magdalena.jedrkiewicz@ncbj.gov.p)

Application deadline: August 11, 2023

Applications in electronic form should be submitted in English to: magdalena.jedrkiewicz@ncbj.gov.pl.


  1. The controllers of the personal data processed during the recruitment process are:
  1. National Centre for Nuclear Research, ul.Andrzeja Sołtana 7, 05-400 Otwock and
  2. Foundation for Polish Science, ul. I. Krasickiego 20/22, 02-611 Warszawa.
  1. The data protection officer can be contacted by using the following address:
    1. Personal Data Protection Officer, National Centre for Nuclear Research, Sołtana 7, 05-400 Otwock, Poland
    2. iod@ncbj.gov.pl
  2. Providing data contained in recruitment documents is a condition for applying for a job at NCBJ.
  3. Processing of the personal data for the purpose of filling the position listed in this announcement and to conduct subsequent recruitment is done on the basis of expressed consents. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
  4. Your personal data will not be made available to other data recipients.
  5. Your personal data will not be transferred to a third country or to an international organization.
  6. No automated individual decision-making and profiling as referred in Article 22 (1) and (4) GDPR is done during recruitment conducted by NCBJ. This means that no decisions regarding job candidates are made automatically and that no job candidate profiles are made.
  7. In the case you have been unsuccessful in applying for the position listed in this announcement and you haven’t given consent to store the collected personal data in the NCBJ recruitment database, your data will be erased no later than 12 years from the completion of recruitment process, but no longer than the date of the end of the durability period of the project, which will find its basis in the provisions governing project financing.
  8. You have the right to access your personal data, request its rectification or erasure. Filing a request to erase data is tantamount to withdrawal from the recruitment process. You have also the right to request restriction of processing in cases specified in Article 18 GDPR.
  9. You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (President of the Office for Personal Data Protection) about unlawful processing of your personal data. The right to file a complaint only concerns the lawfulness of the processing of personal data, not the recruitment process.






The National Centre for Nuclear Research is awarded by HR Excellence in Research”. Recruitment in NOMATEN is based on OTM-R system (Open, Transparent and Merit-based recruitment practices in Research Performing Organisations).




This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 857470