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PhD researcher in Earth Sciences

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    Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences
    Environmental scienceEarth science
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    24/09/2018 00:00 - Europe/London
    Poland › Sopot

Job offer for PhD researcher in Earth Sciences (discipline oceanology) in AbeFun project within the program OPUS 12.

Position: post-doc


- PhD degree in Earth Sciences (discipline oceanology)

- scientific achievements in the field of Arctic benthos ecology in coastal and deep-sea waters, documented by at least five research articles (in journals listed at Journal Citation Report (JCR) with Impact Factor) and presentations at international conferences (at least three oral presentations)

- at least 5-year experience in scientific research in Arctic benthic ecology (coastal and deep-sea habitats), including: experience in work on research vessel, sampling, laboratory analyses (taxonomic identifications of macrofaunal Crustacea, Mollusca and Polychaeta to the species level and of meiofaunal organisms to higher taxonomic level, morphometric measurements with use of digital image analyses) and statistical treatment of data (including statistical analyses of size spectra, modeling of benthic secondary production and respiration)

- participation in research projects related to the ecology of Arctic benthic communities (at least three)

- knowledge about the ecology of Arctic meiofaunal and macrofaunal communities and methods of modeling of benthic secondary production and respiration

- efficiency in Polish and English languages

- strong skills and experience in statistical software (e.g., Statistica, Permanova, R)

Tasks description:

The tasks in the scope of AbeFun project financed by NCN within the program OPUS 12 “Arctic benthos functioning response to climate warming induced changes in warm water advection and food supply (ABeFun)” will include:

  • sample collecting during cruises on research vessel,
  • laboratory analyses meiofaunal and macrofaunal samples
  • statistical treatment of collected data, including construction and analyses of size spectra, estimation of benthic secondary production and respiration
  • data interpretation, preparing of research articles and presentation of results on international conferences.


Additional comments


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Offer Requirements

Specific Requirements

Type of contract: Full-time for 24 months

Formal requirements: PhD degree

Where to send your application: by email to project leader – prof. Maria Włodarska-Kowalczuk (maria@iopan.gda.pl) and to Department of Research Organizations IO PAN (dob@iopan.pl)

Required documents:

  1. Motivation letter
  2. CV
  3. Copy of PhD diploma or certificate of obtaining the doctor's degree
  4. Copy of publications and confirmation of conferences presentations


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Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences
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EURAXESS offer ID: 336670


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