CIRI Beamline Scientist

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The National Synchrotron Radiation Center SOLARIS, operating at the Jagiellonian University, is looking
for a candidate for the design and construction of the Chemical Infrared Imaging (CIRI) beamline for the
needs of chemistry, physics, biophysics, structural biology, conservation chemistry and analysis of
cultural heritage objects. The candidate is expected to actively participate in design and construction
works, in particular involving the installation of optical photothermal microscope (O-PTIR) and a
synchrotron beam coupling. After the completion of the construction phase, the candidate will be able
to continue working as the beamline scientist of the CIRI measurement infrastructure (ultimately 4
microscopic stations), carry out measurements with users and conduct their own research. Planned
employment to begin 1st of November 2023.

Description of tasks:
• 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
• 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); a
doctoral degree in physics or chemistry in the field of vibrational spectroscopy will be an
• experience in research work, experimental data acquisition and analysis, confirmed by
• 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 collaborations;
• basic programming skills (e.g. Matlab, Python),
• self-discipline and the ability to work in a team,

Additional preferred skills:
• experience in optical systems construction and related electronics
• 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 cooperation;
• 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: Kraków (UJ Campus)
Additional information:
We offer a full-time fixed-term employment contract with the prospect of employment for an indefinite period.
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