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Instytut Chemii Organicznej
Instytut Chemii Organicznej - Polskiej Akademii Nauk ul. M. Kasprzaka 44/52
01-224 Warszawa, Poland
phone. +48 (22) 343 20 00,
fax +48 (22) 632 66 81
e-mail: icho-s at icho.edu.pl

10 PhD positions available in NOAH Innovative Training Network

NOAH (Network of functional molecular containers with controlled switchable abilities) is a European training network that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie action (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017).

The general scientific goal of the NOAH scientific research program is to develop, characterise and transfer to applications different types of molecular containers. NOAH aims to provide to selected Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs a great variety of scientific attributes, ranging from the experimental organic and inorganic synthesis to computational chemistry. Photo- and electro-chemistry, MS/gas-phase chemistry, X-ray diffraction and optical spectroscopy techniques will be also included in the scientific formation and development of the recruited ESRs. The trainees will also receive education in complementary and transferable skills through local and network-wide dedicated training activities (e.g. dissemination, communication, organization, governance, ethics…). The training program includes the exposure of the ESRs to chemical research carried out in the non-academic sector by means of full recruitment or short stage secondments (6 months) in one of the four European companies acting as industrial partners.

The host institutions involved in NOAH ITN are ICIQ (Spain), Université de Neuchâtel (Switzerland), Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), University of Warwick (UK), ISOF CNR (Italy), ICHO PAN (Poland), Université de Strasbourg (France), Covestro Deutchland A.G. (Germany) and Mind the Byte S.L. (Spain). Partner Organizations involved are Biolitec A.G. (Germany) and Leitat technological center (Spain).

NOAH will recruit 10 Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) each with a 36-month contract who will have the possibility to defend a PhD thesis at the end of their individual projects. Each PhD student will be hosted in a beneficiary institution and will receive additional training by undergoing relevant secondments at the industrial and other academic partners’ facilities. For more information about individual projects, eligibility criteria and work conditions please check:

NOAH website.


Institute of Organic Chemistry – basic facts

Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences was founded in the year 1964, when the Department of Organic Synthesis of the Polish Academy of Sciences (established in 1954) was advanced by the Council of Ministers to the rank of a Research Institute (see: History »). Presently the Institute is located in the center of Warsaw at Kasprzaka street (see: Contact »).

The Research Groups

Research activities of the Institute are conducted in 21 groups (see: Research Groups »). The main subject of our activity isorganic synthesis, which comprises development of new synthetic methodologies, investigation of the reaction mechanisms, as well as structural studies of organic compounds, both experimental and computational.
More details can be found on the Institute Today page » and on the individual pages of the Research Groups ».

The research work

The research work in the Institute is supported by the modern analytical laboratories equipped with the state-of-the-art instruments (see: Analytical Services »). These laboratories serve also as consulting national centers and provide (besides the research in the Institute) also service for many other institutions. The Institute has also a unique in the world laboratory for organic synthesis under very high pressure » (10-20 kbars). This technique allows us to solve the problems, which cannot be solved in typical organic laboratory.

PhD Studies

In the Institute operates the oldest PhD Study in Poland. Since the beginning in 1966 we have granted the PhD degree in organic chemistry to more than 320 young scientist. Many of them are now world-renowned scientists. Recently we have about 60 PhD students. For more information see: PhD Studies ».

The Target Synthesis

The high scientific potential in basic research conducted in the Institute always stimulated the applied research. We cooperate with many Polish and foreign companies, especially from the pharmaceutical industry. Our specialty is target synthesis of all classes of organic compounds up to tenth of grams scale (see: Target Synthesis »).

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