photo-Student scholarships in the TEAM-NET "QUNNA" FPS Program

Student scholarships in the TEAM-NET "QUNNA" FPS Program

POSITION : student
DISCIPLINE : Physical sciences
EXPIRES: 15.03.2022
WEBSITE: www.fuw.edu.pl 

KEY WORDS: photonics, nanodiamonds, nonlinear optics, nanostructured optical fibers

Open competition
for undergraduate student position (scholarship)
at University of Warsaw, Faculty of Physics
within project
“QUantum-effect-based Nanosensing and imaging: Novel glass-diamond photonic approach for the next generation biodiagnostic Applications” – “QUNNA”


in the scope of the TEAM-NET "QUNNA" program, operated by Foundation for Polish Science
within The Smart Growth Operational Programme 2014-2020 Priority IV
Measure 4.4: Increasing the human potential in the R&D sector

Project information: The project evolves around new photonic materials, components and systems based on implemented colour centres or defects in the crystalline diamond, with specific magnetic and optical properties. It addresses societally significant areas, including highly sensitive cancer cell detection and nano-magnetic tagging of biological matter.

The Project is realized by a Consortium of 4 partners: Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw (Consortium leader); Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science; the Gdańsk University of Technology, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics; and Institute of Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine.

The research team located at the University of Warsaw shall work on developing strategies, methods and technologies for combining various glassy platforms with nano-diamonds, with an aim to address challenges in the progress of photonic biodiagnostics and nonlinearity engineered ultrafast optics devices.

Project Leader: prof. dr hab. inż. Ryszard Buczyński


The requirements:

1. Having a status of an undergraduate student on the starting date,

2. Trained in experimental handling of optical fibers, specifically:

- experimental skills in optical measurements of linear and nonlinear properties of speciality fibers will be considered an advantage, 

- familiarity with experimental work with optical fibers and scientific apparatus will be considered an advantage,

3. Prior experience in the application of optical fibers in ultrafast optics techniques will be considered an advantage.


Key responsibilities of PhD student team members within the Project at Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw (two positions available)

1.  Taking part in research executed by the research team leader and postdocs on the research team,

2.  Taking part in internal research meetings (e.g. “journal clubs”) of the research team, participation in these meetings can be remote using on-line, video-conferencing tools,

3.  Assisting the team leader and postdocs in processing of research data for manuscript preparation.


We offer:

- challenging research work at a leading University in Poland

- access to well-stuffed core facility

- work in the interdisciplinary scientific team 

- the opportunity of realizing and diploma topic in scope relevant to the Project


Conditions of employment:

1)   Duration of contract: 12 months (with a possibility of extension)

2)   Position starts (envisioned): 1st of April 2022

3)   Job status: Stipend

4)   Monthly salary:  PLN 1500 (stipend)

5)   Place of assignment: Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw 


The candidate should provide the following documents: 

1.         Application for the position (please use the pdf-format and the file should contain a scanned signature).

2.         Information on the processing of personal data - information clause and consent clause - attachment to the announcement. Please use the pdf-format and the file should contain a scanned signature.

3.         CV of candidate

4.         Contact data to one (or more) senior researchers familiar with applicant’s research work.

The successful candidate shall be asked to submit original (hardcopy) versions of these documents upon enrollment.


The candidate should provide all documents to dr hab. Mariusz Klimczak, to an email address: mariusz.klimczak@fuw.edu.pl with email title “QUNNA Student UW”.

The entire procedure will be concluded before 31.03.2022. The candidate might be asked for an interview.

Candidates, who receive information on negative assessment of their application, shall have the right to appel within 7 days of notification.

Candidates shall be informed about the outcome of the competition by e-mail.


Originally published on - Jan. 25, 2022, 8 a.m.
Last update on - Jan. 26, 2022, 3:50 p.m.
Publisher - Sekretariat IGF