PhD student in Polymer Division at the Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies
Polish Academy of Sciences Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies

“Application of weak covalent bonds for the preparation of reversible polymer networks and lactide copolymers”

Task description:

  • Preparation of reagents, initiators and comonomers necessary for the synthesis of lactide polymers
  • Synthesis of copolymers of lactide with vinyl monomers
  • Analysis of the structure and thermal properties of obtained copolymers, study of their degradation
  • Preparation of reports, publications and materials for the presentation at scientific conferences
  • Required classes as a PhD student



NCN scholarship: 4500 PLN / month for 33 months.

The location of project: Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies,

Polish Academy of Sciences, Polymer Division

Competition type: OPUS16, ST8

The leader of the project: dr hab. Melania Bednarek


Additional comments

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Required Research Experiences

    Chemistry › Organic chemistry
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

    ENGLISH: Excellent



  • Master of Science degree in chemistry or related sciences received in the last 5 years
  • To be able to apply for a PhD program in Lodz
  • Experience in organic chemistry; The knowledge within polymer chemistry will be preferred.
  • Knowledge of analytical techniques, such as NMR, UV, IR
  • Good written and spoken English


Specific Requirements

Required documents:

- A cover letter with contact details and brief justification of willingness to participate in the project relating to the requirements.

- CV – the list of scientific achievements, including publications, scholarships, awards and scientific experience acquired during previous scholarships, workshops and scientific training, participation in research projects.

- A copy of the diploma or official document confirming the obtaining of the Master's degree.

- At least one recommendation letter from the previous supervisor.

Applications send by e-mail to, with CC to (subject: PhD NCN in DP) with the required documents attached in the PDF format.

Additional information is provided by Dr. hab. Melania Bednarek, e-mail:

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