Postdoctoral position in the field of computational electromagnetics/computational photonics/ scien

Gdansk (PL)
9000PLN gross-very competitive in Poland
August 22 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Offer Description: This is a postdoctoral position in Prof. Michal Mrozowski’s  research project: Electromagnetic Design of flexIble SensOrs. The goal of the project is to develop a new  software tool for fast and accurate simulation-based design of sensing devices and their associated passive circuitry with carefully engineered electromagnetic properties.   The software (InventSIM) is based on the finite-element method  (FEM) and employs a unique mesh deformation technique and model order reduction  algorithms to enable fast optimization.  This  post is for a researcher that will contribute development of InventSIM by proposing, prototyping and  testing of novel FEM/sparse linear algebra/optimization    algorithms for  fast FEM simulations and optimization of antennas and passive microwave components. The postdoctoral appointment is for 18-24 months, with possible extension contingent on availability of funds and research performance.

Key responsibilities include:

  1. Research related to the finite-element method for solving Maxwell’s equations intended for fast simulations and optimization of antennas, passive microwave or photonic components
  2. Developing, testing and benchmarking  of numerical algorithms
  3. Report writing 
  4. Preparation of research papers  for  leading journals and conferences.
  5. Dissemination of project results on workshops and conferences
  6.  Assisting  MSc and PhD s  students

Required Education Level: PhD degree (obtained not earlier than  January 1st, 2012) in a technical or scientific discipline involving numerical code development  (the preference will be given to candidates whose PhD research involved FEM  algorithms or sparse matrix algorithms development,  tetrahedral   mesh generation/refinement or manipulation,   computational electromagnetics/scientific computing/linear algebra/applied mathematics/graph algorithms)  


  1. Documented research  experience with numerical methods/scientific compution/applied mathematics  involving  algorithms development and testing  
  2. Proven experience  with  Matlab/Python and C++
  3. Experience in using numerical libraries for sparse and dense linear algebra would be
  4. Good interpersonal and communication skills, be able to work in a multi-cultural environment both independently and as a part of a team

Required Languages:

  1. Fluent English

Required Research Experience

1. Good publication record in JCR journals related to  computational electromagnetics or photonics/scientific computing/linear algebra/applied mathematics)  

Research field: Engineering, Electrical engineering, electronics, Information and Communication Technologies, Scientific Computing, Applied Mathematics

Type of Contract: Temporary 

Job Status: Full-time

Hours Per Week: 40

Benefits: Remuneration/month:  9000  PLN , i.e. expected net income at ca 6800  PLN. This wage is very competitive  considering the cost of living in Poland. The remuneration is about  twice the average salary in Poland.

Envisaged Job Starting Date:  between  01-Nov-2017 and 01-June-2018

Hiring info & work location: Gdansk University of Technology, Poland,

Organisation/Company *: Gdansk University of Technology, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics

Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute

Department: Department of Antenna and Microwave Engineering

Country *: Poland

Street : Narutowicza 11/12

City: Gdańsk

State: pomorskie

Postal Code: 80-233

Prof. Micha Mrozowski’s (PI) webpage:

Website for additional details:   (English) (Polish)

Contact Person Email: Sylwia Wielechowska,

Phone: (+48) 58 347 19 24

How to Apply: E-mail with attachments (.pdf files)

E-mail address to send application:

Selection process:

The recruitment process involves two steps

1. Evaluation of the applications  by a selection committee

2. Interview with the  shortlisted  applicants 

We reserve the right to contact only applicants selected through verification of the submitted documents and reserve the right to reject all submitted applications, if it is concluded that they do not meet the criteria.

Required documents:

  1. Cover letter with the description of particular skills or achievements related to the scope of the project and highlighting the experience with mesh/FEM/computational electromagnetics/scientific computing/linear algebra/applied mathematics)  
  2. CV with the complete list of publications
  3. Copies of up to  5 most important  publications in JCR journals
  4. A copy of the language certificate or other evidence of fluency in English
  5. A copy of the PhD thesis
  6. A scan of the PhD diploma
  7. Reference letters and names and email addresses (and, if possible, phone numbers) of the two academic/professional referees who may be contacted by the recruiting committee

Please include in your offer:

“I hereby give consent for my personal data included in my application to be processed for the purposes of the recruitment process under the Personal Data Protection Act as of 29 August 1997, consolidated text: Journal of Laws 2016, item 922 as amended.”

Additional comments

The position is founded by the Foundation  for Polish Science under the Team-Tech programme