Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu

Scholarship Offer for MSc or PhD Student at Faculty of Chemistry, A. Mickiewicz University, in Project Opus 11

Institution: Faculty of Chemistry, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

Position Name: MSc (Magistrant – stypendysta) or PhD student (Doktorant – stypendysta) in the project OPUS 11: „Rational design of molecular nanomagnets: synthesis, characterization, theoretical description and computational modeling of their properties”.

Duration: till 28th of February 2022

Salary: MSc student 1000 PLN/month (gross); PhD student 3000 PLN/month (gross).

Principal Investigator (and Supervisor): Prof. Czesław Rudowicz.


1. Practical experience with EMR spectroscopy techniques and measurements, simulations and fitting EMR spectra using, e.g. EasySpin computer package.

2. Substantial knowledge of fundamentals of EMR spectroscopy and magnetism of transition (3d/4f) ions in crystals, especially the effective spin Hamiltonian theory, as well as crystallography, symmetry and group theory.

3. Other qualifications required:

– programming skills in computational and/or algebraic languages would be an advantage;

– high level of analytical skills and inquiring mind;

– publications in internationally refereed scientific journals would be an advantage;

– proficiency in English is a must, whereas in Polish would be an advantage.

Scope of work within project tasks:

Carrying out EMR spectroscopy measurements, simulations and fitting EMR spectra using suitable computer programs, and interpretation of data. Analysis of low symmetry aspects based on crystallographic data (cif files) using, e.g. SYMMOL computer package. Systematic standardization of zero field splitting parameter (ZFSP) sets or crystal field parameter (CFP) sets and comparative analysis of low symmetry aspects inherent in the triclinic or monoclinic CFP sets reported in literature for selected molecular nanomagnets (MNM). Further development of semiempirical SPM-MC (superposition model – Monte Carlo) package. Application of the available computational tools for description and prediction of properties of MNM complexes. Individual literature searches. Active participation in group activities and preparation of publications.