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Qualification requirements for scientific posts

Employment in the research position of assistant, assistant professor, professor in the Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials of the Polish Academy of Sciences, is organized through a competition announced by the Institute Director.

Qualification requirements for research positions:


Assistant

The objective of employment in the position of assistant is to conduct creative scientific work, as well as to obtain the knowledge necessary for the third, highest stage of education, documented with the preparation of a doctoral thesis, usually within the period of no more than 4 years.

To be appointed to the position of assistant in the Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials of PAN, the person needs to meet the following conditions:

  1. Possessing at least the occupational title of M.Sc. in chemical, physical, technical or related sciences.
  2. Possessing the ability to plan and conduct works in a laboratory, and to develop the results obtained.
  3. Knowing the English language to the degree allowing to make comfortable use of scientific literature and to present results in conferences and seminars.
  4. Possessing the predispositions and strong motivation for scientific work, and the predispositions for teamwork.
  5. Undertaking to prepare a PhD thesis in the Centre.
  6. Presenting a plan of the doctoral thesis, agreed upon with the thesis advisor, to authenticate the ability of preparing it within 4 years.

The above-mentioned advisor should be an employee of the Centre authorized to hold the position of advisor or auxiliary advisor in a procedure for a doctoral degree.


Assistant Professor 

The objective of working at the position of assistant professor is further scientific development, and for the persons without the academic degree of habilitated doctor – to obtain the qualifications, documented through habilitation, to conduct independent scientific research.

Under the Act on the Polish Academy of Sciences, the habilitation thesis is to be prepared within 8 years.

After 4 and 6 years of employing a person without the academic degree of habilitated doctor in the position of assistant professor, the progress in preparing the habilitation thesis is subject to assessment. The assessment is conducted by the Commission appointed by the Centre Director, on the basis of a presentation and discussion at the Centre seminar. The members of the Commission are Centre employees with academic titles.

If the person without the academic degree of habilitated doctor receives two negative reviews of the progress in preparation of its habilitation thesis, it will make it impossible to continue employing that person at the position of assistant professor, even if the remaining requirements of assessment of scientific activity of researchers are satisfied.

To be appointed to the position of assistant professor, the person needs to meet the following conditions:

  1. Possessing the academic degree of doctor or habilitated doctor, in the field consistent with the scope of activities of the Centre.
  2. Possessing the scientific achievements in the form of being the author or co-author of at least four publications in magazines included in the JCR list, of the total impact factor of at least 10.
  3. Presenting the opinions of two independent researchers on its ability to conduct scientific research.
  4. Presenting the general scope of the research aimed at obtaining the degree of habilitated doctor, within the period specified in the Act on PAN, if it does not possess such a degree, and being accepted by the Centre director who may ask the Scientific Board or other specialists for their opinions.

When assessing the legitimacy of employment of a candidate in the position of assistant professor upon extension of the agreement, an additional advantage will be the fulfillment of a scientific internship, no shorter than 3 months, in a class A domestic or foreign scientific unit.


Associate Professor

The condition necessary for employing a person in the position of associate professor, is possession of the degree of habilitated doctor or academic title.

The second condition which needs to be met, is indicating the Centre as the basic workplace and issuing the consent for being included for the purposes of calculating the minimum staff requirements necessary for the Centre to award the degree of doctor. In extraordinary cases, that condition does not need to be met if it is beneficial for the Centre. The decision is at the discretion of the Director.

To be appointed to the position of associate professor, the person needs to meet the following conditions:

  1. Possessing the academic degree of habilitated doctor or academic title.
  2. Authoring at least 30 publications in magazines included in the JCR list, of the total impact factor of at least 75.
  3. After being awarded the academic degree of habilitated doctor – authoring at least 6 publications of the total impact factor of at least 20.
  4. Obtaining or applying for the projects financed from European or domestic resources (National Science Centre, National Centre for Research and Development).
  5. Holding the function of advisor in at least one completed or uncompleted procedure for a doctoral degree.
  6. Presenting the plan of scientific activities compliant with the research subjects of the Centre, at a meeting of the Scientific Board.

 The tasks of an associate professor include, in particular:

  1. Conducting scientific works at the highest level, in the subject considered to be significant for the Centre.
  2. Obtaining resources for execution of that research.
  3. Being involved in the scientific development of the Centre.
  4. Being involved in the development of the research staff of the Centre.
  5. Aspiring to maintain harmonious collaboration between the research teams of the Centre, as per the rules of ethics in science and good scientific practice.


Professor

The condition which needs to be met in order to be employed in the position of professor, is possessing the academic title, and indicating the Centre as the basic workplace, as well as issuing the consent for being included for the purposes of calculating the minimum staff requirements necessary for the Centre to award the degree of doctor.

Employing someone in the position of professor constitutes a sign of appreciation for the scientific achievements of the given person, but also a sign of expectations from the candidate as a researcher co-responsible for the future of the Centre through the subjects it researches.

A candidate for the position of professor is obliged to present the plan of scientific activities aimed at developing prospective research directions in the Centre, at a meeting of the Scientific Board.

The tasks of a professor include:

  1. Conducting scientific works at the highest level, in the subject considered to be significant for the Centre.
  2. Obtaining resources for execution of that research.
  3. Being involved in the scientific development of the Centre.
  4. Being involved in the development of the research staff of the Centre.
  5. Aspiring to maintain harmonious collaboration between the research teams of the Centre, as per the rules of ethics in science and good scientific practice.


Visiting Professor 

Employing someone in the position of visiting professor constitutes a sign of appreciation for the scientific achievements of the given person who, by sharing its knowledge, is to help the Centre to develop new research subjects at the international level.

To be employed in the position of visiting professor (for the maximum period of 3 years) the person must meet the following conditions:

  1. Possessing the academic degree of habilitated doctor or academic title, and being on unpaid leave from another scientific unit in Poland.
  2. Possessing at least the academic degree of doctor, and permanently staying abroad.
  3. Possessing significant scientific achievements.
  4. Experience in managing a research team for at least two years.

 

People appointed to the position of assistant, assistant professor, associate professor, professor and visiting professor are obligated to familiarize themselves with the set of guidelines titled “Good customs in science”, developed by the Ethics in Science Committee operating at the Executive Committee of PAN.

The decision to appoint a assistant, assistant professor, associate professor, professor and visiting professoror is made by the Director of the Center. With regard to the position of associate professor, professor and visiting professoror, the decision is made after receiving a positive opinion of the Scientific Council.

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Our Address:
ul. M. Curie-Skłodowskiej 34
41-819 Zabrze
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In short

The Center belongs to category A of scientific facilities in Poland. It was established on January 1, 2007 as a result of a merger of the Center of Polymer Chemistry of PAN in Zabrze and the Institute of Carbochemistry of PAN in Gliwice – two centers of the Polish Academy of Sciences which, for many years, had been conducting systematic work on the production and properties of macromolecular polymer and carbon materials.

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