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Physical Sciences - Quantum engineering of novel ultracold complex molecular systems: from diatomic to polyatomic molecules

Code 3-SzD-NSP-NFiz-Quantum
Organizational unit Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences
Academic area/discipline Physical Sciences
Form of studies Full-time
Language(s) of instruction English, Polish
Admission limit 1
Duration 4 years
Office opening hours ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 1
00-047 Warszawa
tel: 22 55 20 278
poniedziałek-piątek 10:00-14:00
WWW address
Required documents
  • Higher education
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Past phases in this registration:
  • Phase 1 (18.09.2019 12:01 – 01.10.2019 23:59)

General information about recruitment

A competition within the additional pool of places in recruitment to the Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences in the discipline: physical sciences is associated with the implementation of the research project: „Quantum engineering of novel ultracold complex molecular systems: from diatomic to polyatomic molecules”

The aim of the project is to propose and theoretically investigate new ways of producing, controlling, and manipulating ultracold complex molecules including both diatomics in non-trivial electronic states and polyatomic molecules. The selected candidate will use the methods of electronic structure theory and quantum scattering theory.

Conditions for the candidate

  • M.Sc. degree in physics or related field.
  • Interest in the subject, motivation to scientific work and wish to complete Ph.D. thesis in physics in our group in 4 years.
  • Knowledge of quantum mechanics and experience in programming. 


Schedule of the Doctoral School enrolment procedure

  • registration in IRK: 18 Sep. – 1 Oct. 2019
  • acceptance of documents: 18 Sep. – 1 Oct. 2019, until 14.00,
  • selection procedure: 2 -9 Oct. 2019 roku,
  • publication of the ranking list: by 16 Oct. 2019,
  • publication of the list of persons admitted to the Doctoral School: by 24 Oct. 2019.

Recruitment fee

150 PLN

Form of the selection procedure

  • checking completeness and formal compliance of the submitted documents
  • evaluation of the candidate’s experience, necessary to work in project
  • Interview 

Language of the enrolment procedure, including interviews

The interview shall be conducted in Polish with elements of English or entirely in English as chosen by the candidate. 

Required documents 

  1. the application generated in IRK, stating the subject-matter of the application, including the chosen discipline in which the candidate plans to pursue education, PESEL [Personal Identification Number] or passport number, nationality, contact details (address, e-mail address, telephone number), information whether the candidate gives their consent to receive administrative decisions by electronic means and signature;
  2. a diploma of completion of the long-cycle Master’s degree programme or second-cycle programme or an equivalent diploma obtained under separate regulations, or a declaration that the diploma or certificate of obtaining a Master’s degree shall be provided by 16 September 2019; if the diploma or certificate is not provided by this date, the selection committee shall refuse to admit the candidate to the Doctoral School;
  3. a resumé or curriculum vitae containing information about the candidate’s scientific interests and scientific activity from 1 October 2014 onwards, subject to § 18 section 7, in particular publications, research work in scientific associations, participation in scientific conferences, participation in research projects, awards, distinctions, research internships and possible recommendations from academics;
  4. documents confirming the command of foreign languages or a declaration about the command of English to the extent enabling the education in the Doctoral School;
  5. a declaration of the planned supervisor about their willingness to be the candidate’s supervisor if the candidate is entered on the list of doctoral students and about the number of doctoral students for whom they are the designated supervisor;
  6. documents confirming the fulfillment of the conditions listed in point under the title "Conditions for the candidate"
  7. one photograph;
  8. consent to the processing of personal data for the purposes of the selection procedure. 

Scans of the documents referred to in points 2-6, and materials confirming the own scientific activity indicated in the CV (e.g. at least the title page confirming the authorship of the publication), as well as a photo of the candidate shall be placed in the IRK system by 1 October 2019 until 11:59 PM.

The original documents from points 1, 2 and 8 are submitted to the Secretariat of the Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences ( Krakowskie Przedmieście 1 Street) by 1 October 2019 by 2 PM.

Evaluation criteria and method

  1. checking completeness and formal compliance of the submitted documents
  2. evaluation of the candidate’s experience, necessary to work in project, including  scientific achievements  (0-50 points)
  3. interview (0-50 points)
  • Interview about project, understanding the subject, few short questions about presented scientific achievments and curricula. Questions about  quantum mechanics:
    • perturbation theory
    • Stark effect, electric dipole moment, electric dipole polarizability
    • Zeeman effect, spin
    • hyperfine structure
    • quantum harmonic oscillator
    • quantum rigid rotor, angular momentum, spherical harmonics
    • Fermions, Bosons and distinguishable and indistinguishable particles
    • quantum scattering on central potential and partial waves
    • electronic structure of atoms
    • atoms in laser field
    • interactions between atoms
    • quantum superposition and entanglement 

Exam dates

The qualification procedure will take place on October 2 at 11:15 AM


Education program

The education lasts 4 years. It includes obligatory classes (no more than 240 hours in total during the whole period of education) and the implementation of an individual research program, carried out under the supervision of a supervisor. Beginning of education - October 1, 2019.

Doctoral thesis under the program may not last longer than 4 years.


The doctoral student works under the direction of the supervisor. The supervisor's selection declaration should be submitted at the time of submitting recruitment documents.  


4500 PLN for 33 months at work in project. 3653,70 PLN in next 13 months, after  the mid-term evaluation. Supplement for people with disabilities: PLN 711,51.