PhD Student to work in the Laboratory for Photoelectrochemistry and Solar Energy Conversion

Field: Chemistry

Results of the competition:

As part of the conducted procedure, the Competition Committee recommended the candidacy of Katarzyna Jakubów, MSc for the post of PhD student.


PhD Position
Laboratory of the Photoelectrochemistry and Solar Energy Conversion at the Centre of New Technologies (University of Warsaw), headed by prof Jan Augustyński, invites applications for PhD positions. Positions are funded by the National Science Centre within Maestro grant Multifunctional thin -film mixed and/or doped metal oxide materials -from photoelectrochemistry to electrocatalysis
• MSc in chemistry or related fields or MD,
• Good knowledge of English,
• Experience or knowledge in laboratory work: electrochemistry, photoelectrochemistry, UV-Vis spectroscopy, Semiconductors physics, analytical chemistry
• Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, PowerPoint,
• Team work skills.
The project:
Initial tests of oxide films deposition by drop casting (DC) and photoelectrochemical investigations by scanning (photo)electrochemical microscopy (SECM). Given the easy implementation of the sol-gel method, the initial attempts will concern WO3. These tests are expected to show the extent of reproducibility of the approach. Subsequent investigations will be extended to WO3 layers doped with various cations.
Extended combinatorial investigations of ternary metal oxides such as WO3-Fe2O3 or SrTiO3 with various dopants using DC and SECM. Selected oxides will be subsequently deposited in conventional sizes and submitted to morphological (SEM, AFM), structural (XRD, Raman spectroscopy, XPS), optical and photoelectrochemical investigations.
Electrochemical impedance studies of the conductivity of nanostructured oxide layers, initially focusing on anatase and rutile TiO2. The synthesis of composite layers such as TiO2/metallic conductors or TiO2/RGO with deposited metal particles.Nanocatalysis, photo- and electrochemical deposition of transition metal nanoparticles at the oxide (TiO2, WO3, others) surfaces; influence of the annealing conditions on the spectroscopic (XPS) and electrochemical properties. Electrocatalysis on oxide surfaces including deposited gold nanoparticles.
The application should include:
• Curriculum Vitae (CV)
• Cover letter, describing Candidate motivation
• MSc certificate
• One or more letters of recommendation from a scientist who is familiar with the Candidate (submitted directly to email address below)
• Information on scientific publications, scholarships, prizes and awards or other relevant documents demonstrating the excellence of Candidate
• A list of attended conferences with titles and authors of presentations
• A personal data processing agreement
Please apply to:
Deadline for applications: 7.06.2018
Employment conditions:
The fellowship, with monthly salary 3000 PLN (brutto). start in.12.06.2018
Please include in the CV:
“I hereby give consent for my personal data included in my application to be processed for the purposes of the recruitment process under the Personal Data Protection Act as of 29 August 1997, consolidated text: Journal of Laws 2016, item 922 as amended.”

Deadline: 07/06/2018

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Tags: electrochemistry, photoelectrochemistry, UV-Vis spectroscopy, Semiconductors physics, analytical chemistry