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Assistant professor1 (postdoc1) research position in the Centre of Scientific Excellence - Solar and Stellar Activity" at the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy


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University of Wroclaw
Faculty of Physics and Astronomy
Research Field
Physics » Other
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Recognised Researcher (R2)
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Offer Description

No 121.2022.ASiG.WFiA of November 28, 2022

Position: assistant professor1 (postdoc1)

Number of positions/vacancies: 1

Institute/Department: Faculty of Physics and Astronomy

Type of position: research

• in research discipline: solar physics

• in research field: astronomy

Type of contract: full time

Envisaged job starting date: February/March, 2023

Period of employment: closed period until December 31, 2024, with the possibility of extension to the end of project until December 31, 2025.

Application deadline: January 26, 2023

Expected contest results: February, 2023

Salary: PLN 108 000 gross per year


Applications are invited from those who fulfil the statutory requirements specified in the Higher Education Act from 20th July 2018 (Dz. U. z 2018 r., poz. 1668) and the statutes of the University of Wroclaw.

Centre of Scientific Excellence - Solar and Stellar Activity operating within the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Wroclaw is looking for a candidate for a post-doc (assistant professor) position. The successful candidate will be employed for two-year period, with the possibility of extension, and will conduct research on solar physics, particularly related to the modelling and simulations of the quiet and active atmosphere of the Sun and stars. This project aims to develop a research group conducting modern scientific research concerning magnetic activity of the Sun and stars, and related space weather. The team consists of experienced and young scientists whose activity focuses on the analysis of observations and the modelling of solar and stellar active phenomena, and on the use of advanced computational methods and existing numerical codes to interpret observations and construct models of these phenomena at various spatial and temporal scales. The data used are obtained with both ground-based and space instruments. Numerical codes enable to construct static and time-dependent models of active solar and stellar structures using radiative transfer under NLTE conditions in 1D and multidimensional structures.


1. PhD degree in solar physics, astrophysics, space physics, theoretical physics or in a closely related field obtained not earlier than in 2014.

2. Scientific achievements in the field of solar physics or astrophysics, with preferred focus on solar and/or stellar atmospheres, documented by peer-reviewed publications.

3. Experience with programming languages, namely Fortran and IDL (or Python), and issues related to the numerical modelling and simulations. Good ability to learn new programming languages and developing computing codes.

4. Knowledge of methods and computational approaches enabling the construction of static and dynamic NLTE and RHD models of the solar and/or stellar atmospheres. A knowledge of atomic physics and atomic spectroscopy is also expected.

5. Ability to combine advanced numerical modelling of the radiation transport with analysis of spectral observations of the solar and stellar activity from EUV to IR.

6. High research activity and participation in research projects, including international ones.

7. Fluency in spoken and written English.

8. Publications in international scientific journals within the discipline of astronomy and astrophysics. Interest in other cool stars is welcomed.


1. Conducting research within the "Centre of Scientific Excellence – Solar and Stellar Activity".

2. Scientific work in the field of solar physics, particularly in the area of numerical modelling of active phenomena on the Sun and other cool stars, using available or newly developed numerical codes. The modelling results should be compared with observational data from ground and space. Development of spectral inversion techniques applicable to the new high time and spatial resolution obtained with ground-based and space observatories.

3. Participation in scientific meetings, seminars, preparation of scientific publications, active participation in international scientific conferences, collaborative visits.

4. Participation in the preparation of grant applications.

5. Strong international collaboration with institutes and scientific organizations in the area of issues related to the subject of the Centre of Excellence.

The application for the competition should include

1. Personal questionnaire (

2. Curriculum vitae.

3. A photocopy of the diploma certifying the academic degree of doctor.

4. Statement whether the University of Wroclaw will be the primary place of work in the case of winning the competition (

5. Declaration of the discipline in which the candidate will conduct research, and in the case of people conducting research in more than one discipline, the percentage of their involvement in each of these disciplines (

6. Self-presentation (information about scientific, organizational, and other achievements).

7. List scientific publications in the last ten years.

8. Electronic versions of the two most important publications that the candidate considers representative of his or her scientific achievements, or an explanation of the lack of them.

9. Application for employment addressed to JM Rector.

10. Two recommendation letters and contact details (first name, surname, business relationship with the candidate, institution, position, e-mail address, telephone number) of persons preparing the recommendation letters. These letters should be sent by e-mail to the project manager of Centre of Scientific Excellence - Solar and Star Activity (at e-mail, without the candidate's mediation. The candidate, by entering the competition, waives the right to access these letters.

CV should include the following note: I consent, within the meaning of Articles 4 and 7 of RODO, i.e. Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) (Official Journal of the EU L of 4.05.2016, pp. 1-88), to the processing of my personal data by the University of Wroclaw, pl. Uniwersytecki 1, 50-137 Wroclaw, for the purpose of recruitment for employment at the University of Wroclaw. I am aware that the consent given may be withdrawn at any time in a manner appropriate to its giving.

All the documents should be send in the electronic form to the following address: with the message title: „assistant professor1_postdoc.121.ASiG.WFiA”.

Additional information can be obtained from the Head of the Excellence Centre, dr hab. Arkadiusz Berlicki (

Additional information:

1. The University of Wroclaw reserves the right to contact only selected candidates.

2. Selected candidates may be required to undergo an interview by means of electronic communication allowing audio and video transmission.

3. The University of Wroclaw reserves the right to close the competition without selecting a candidate.

4. The University of Wroclaw reserves the right to cancel the competition.

5. The University of Wroclaw does not provide housing.

Information clause for persons participating in the recruitment process:

Pursuant to Article 13 of Regulation 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation, RODO), we inform you that:

1. The administrator of your personal data is the University of Wroclaw based in Wroclaw, pl. Uniwersytecki 1, 50-137 Wroclaw, hereinafter referred to as the Administrator.

2. The Data Protection Officer at the University of Wroclaw is dr Krzysztof Ziemba, email address:

3. Your personal data will be processed for the purpose of recruitment to work at the University of Wroclaw. The legal basis for processing your personal data is Article 22 section1 of the Polish Labour Code, Article 119 of the Higher Education and Science Act and your consent.

4. Your personal data will not be made available to other recipients, with the exception of entities with which the controller has entered into appropriate agreements for the entrustment of processing and cases provided for by law.

5. Your data will be stored for the duration of the recruitment process, not longer than 12 months from the date of your application.

6. You have the right to:

a) withdraw consent to the processing of personal data, without affecting the lawfulness of processing carried out on the basis of consent before its withdrawal,

b) demand from the Administrator access to their personal data, rectification, erasure or restriction of processing of personal data, data portability, however these rights may be restricted by a specific legal provision,

c) make a complaint to the supervisory authority – the President of the Office for Personal Data Protection.

7. Providing personal data is voluntary, however, failure to provide data such as: first name(s) and surname, date of birth, place of residence (correspondence address), will result in inability to participate in the recruitment process.


Research Field
Physics » Other
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

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University of Wroclaw

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50-137 Wroclaw
pl. Uniwersytecki 1