Beamline Scientist within the project “Light for Ukraine”

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The National Synchrotron Radiation Centre SOLARIS at the Jagiellonian University is the first synchrotron
infrastructure in Poland and the only one in Central Europe with an electron accelerator and a source of
synchrotron radiation. It is currently the most modern and the largest multidisciplinary research device in
Poland. To meet the needs of the Ukrainian scientific community, the National Synchrotron Radiation Centre
SOLARIS and the League of European Accelerator Based-Photon Sources (LEAPS) initiated a joint project “Light
for Ukraine”, aimed, among others at the construction of a new beamline to support the Ukrainian scientific

The SOLARIS National Synchrotron Radiation Centre is looking for a candidate for the position of beamline
scientist within the project “Light for Ukraine”. The candidate is expected to closely cooperate with the
Ukrainian scientific community in the pursuit of building the beamline infrastructure, to know the basics of
spectroscopic techniques and experience performing spectroscopic measurements. As part of the work, the
candidate should take care of his scientific development, i.e. conduct his own research, participate in
conferences and training, submit applications for external and internal funding, and develop scientific
cooperation between research groups.

Description of tasks:
• cooperation with the Ukrainian scientific community in the pursuit of building the beamline infrastructure
at SOLARIS synchrotron;
• initiating and coordinating activities supporting the Ukrainian scientific community;
• organizing projects to consolidate scientists using synchrotron-based methods;
• construction, maintenance and upgrading of the experimental beamline infrastructure as well as
development of analytical tools to meet the research objectives of users;
• support in research and infrastructure operation for external research groups;
• participation in the procurement of end station and beamline components, including the preparation of
technical specifications, verification of bids, and supervision of contract execution;
• participation in training courses, conferences and other business trips;
• publishing results in scientific journals.

• PhD degree in physics, chemistry, materials science or related technical sciences (or close to the date of
defence of the doctoral thesis confirmed by a statement from the supervisor);
• fluent knowledge of the Ukrainian language allowing for communication with research groups during the
• good knowledge of spectroscopy methods;
• experience in research work, experimental data acquisition and analysis, confirmed by publications;
• knowledge of English (min. B2) enabling the presentation of scientific results in written and oral form as well
as communication with research groups during experimental support;
• willingness to apply for grants and research projects and to participate in national and international
• self-discipline and ability to work in a team

Additional preferred skills:
• experience in synchrotron research
• experience in the international cooperation;
• doświadczenie we współpracy międzynarodowej;
• experience in the implementation of research projects.

Work at the Center provides:
• research work (without teaching commitments) at the experimental beamline at SOLARIS synchrotron and
the opportunity to participate in the development of advanced and unique research equipment;
• contact with the latest technologies and scientific developments;
• the opportunity of conducting advanced scientific research as part of national projects and in international
• participation in international conferences and training courses;
• the opportunity to apply for external funding (grants, fellowships);
• stable employment based on an employment contract with remuneration commensurate with competence
and experience.

Place of employment: Krakow, Poland (Jagiellonian University)
Additional information:
We offer a full-time fixed-term employment contract with the prospect of employment for an indefinite period.
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