Assistant professor (specialist of mechanical tests) | LBM

Competition opened on: 
5 Jan 2023 - 16:15
Application submission deadline: 
26 Jan 2023 - 23:45

National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) in Otwock announces the opening of the competition for the position of

Assistant professor (specialist of mechanical tests)
at Material Research Laboratory

Location: Otwock - Świerk - in the outskirts of Warsaw with daily transport services provided. 

Job/tasks description: 

  • work in a mechanical research laboratory, conducting measurements at a wide temperature range (depending on the research technique);
  • work on equipment such as a universal testing machine, Charpy pendulum, hardness testers;
  • conducting tests of mechanical properties implementing following methods: static tensile tests, Charpy impact tests, hardness measurements by Vickers, Brinnell, and Rockwell methods and fracture toughness tests;
  • training other employees in the field of mechanical testing of all the research as mentioned above methods;
  • maintenance of metrological control on equipment;
  • participation in tests ensuring the quality of results, proficiency tests, and inter-laboratory comparisons (PT/ILC) – work in the accredited area and experience in management of such system;
  • updating legal and normative knowledge;
  • cooperation with other research groups MRL and NCBJ;
  • preparation of scientific publications and grant applications.


  • Ph.D. in technical sciences or related disciplines (materials engineering, mechanics, and machine construction);
  • experience in laboratory work, min. seven years;
  • experience in working in the accredited area, min. five years;
  • experience in the field of designing and conducting mechanical/technological research
  • experience in working with active materials (neutron irradiated), studies conducted in the Hot Cells;
  • analytical skills – conducting research that includes several different techniques and analyzing obtained structural and mechanical data;
  • knowledge of sampling and sample preparation methods;
  • preparation of reports in Polish and/or English;
  • fluent spoken and written English;
  • communicativeness, regularity, and good organization of work;
  • Ability to work as a member of a team;
  • Being open for new tasks and challenges;

Supporting experience:

  • published scientific papers (at least 10) related to the mechanical properties of metals and alloys (specially related to nuclear industry);
  • knowledge of the influence of radiation defects on the functional properties of materials;
  • knowledge of other measurement techniques, e.g., XRD, SEM / EDS / EBSD, AFM, Raman spectroscopy or TEM – documented with publications;
  • experience in working with students (didactic skills);
  • experience in the preparation of samples using precision cutting and polishing machines, eg. EDM;

Required documents:

  • a copy of the diploma confirming obtaining PhD degree
  • curriculum vitae
  • list of scientific publications
  • self-presentation, containing a description of the candidate's scientific achievements, along with a list of publications, patents and implementations, description of other achievements (conference presentations, internships, etc.)
  • any other possible documents that may affect the assessment,


All applications should be sent by e-mail to:

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