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    Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences
    Environmental scienceEarth science
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    16/11/2018 15:00 - Europe/London
    Poland › Sopot

About the position

The selected candidate will take the position of adjunct at IO PAN and will be primarily responsible for scientific research, coordination and communication activities associated with the International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project (IOCCP). IOCCP is an executive program of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) at UNESCO and of the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR).

Eligibility criteria


Pursuant to Article 13 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation, hereinafter referred to as “GDPR”), Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences hereby informs:

  1. the Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences is the controller of your personal data,
  2. contact details of the controller: registered office at Powstancow Warszawy 55 str., 81-712 Sopot, (+48 58) 73 11 600, fax: (+48 58) 551 21 30; e-mail: office@iopan.gda.pl,
  3. for any questions relating to the processing of data, please contact with data protection officer at e-mail: iodo@iopan.pl,
  4. your personal data will be processed by the controller in order to carry out the recruitment process and selecting candidate,
  5. the legal basis for the processing of your personal data is your consent for processing of personal data according article 6 paragraph 1 point a of GDPR and the provisions of national laws which indicate the need to process certain personal data,
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  11. provision the data required by the controller is voluntary, however, it is a condition of participation in the recruitment process,
  12. no automated decision will be taken with regard to your personal data


Selection process

Required application documents

  • Application letter
  • Curriculum vitae together with a consent to process personal data for the purposes of this open position call
  • Copy of the PhD diploma
  • Filled out questionnaire for persons applying for a position at IO PAN
  • List of scientific achievements

Please include signed document with the following consent clause:

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I also declare that I have read the information on the processing of personal data provided by the Institute in accordance with Article 13 GDPR.

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Application documents can be also filed in person at IO PAN Secretariat,  (Instytut Oceanologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk, 81-712 Sopot ul. Powstańców Warszawy 55) or can be submitted by mail  to: dob@iopan.pl

Additional comments

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in working at the science-policy interface (e.g. through participation in scientific advisory groups).
  • Knowledge of biogeochemical and ecosystem model requirements for in situ observations
  • Training and experience in relevant science communication tools and approaches

Offer Requirements


Description of duties

The selected candidate will be responsible for:

• Designing and implementing strategies and procedures towards development and integration of sustained marine biogeochemistry observations in the ocean, based on the current requirements of the Global Climate Observing System Implementation Plan (http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/gcos/index.php?name=AboutGCOS)

  • Developing and implementing IOCCP program priorities and coordinating the highly diverse set of ocean carbon and marine biogeochemistry activities (e.g. surface ocean CO2 observations, ocean acidification, data products, standards and methods) through extensive coordination and dialogue with the scientific community via national and international organizations, steering committees, workshops, and expert meetings.

• Coordinating research activities related to marine biogeochemistry sustained observations performed by leading observing and requirement setting networks such as Global Ocean Ship-based Hydrographic Investigations (GO-SHIP), Global Ocean Acidification Network (GOA-ON), Global Ocean Oxygen Network (GO2NE), Biogeochemical Argo, OceanSITES, etc.

  • Organizing and implementing targeted workshops to promote the development of a global network of ocean carbon and marine biogeochemistry observations, including workshops to reach agreements on global strategies, data sharing practices, and best practices and standards, and to ensure that data from individual programs are comparable globally.

• Promoting technical capacity development in the use of instruments and sensors enabling long-term observations of marine biogeochemistry parameters, through organisation of summer schools, workshops and scientific conferences

  • Maintaining and further improving an efficient communication with the scientific research community through the official website (www.ioccp.org), email newsletters, IOCCP Conveyor newsletter and other publications (reports, strategies, science plans) as needed

• Developing and maintaining a set of specifications, implementation goals, and progress metrics for biogeochemistry Essential Ocean Variables (EOVs) of GOOS


  • Liasing with the Physics & Climate and Biology & Ecosystems Expert Panels of GOOS in a joint effort to address the 2030 strategy of GOOS

• Liaising with the international research programs such as the U.S. Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Program (OCB), Integrated Marine Biosphere Research (IMBeR), Surface Ocean-Lower Atsmosphere Studies (SOLAS) and others.

• Raising funds for project activities




Specific Requirements

Required qualitifications

  • PhD in oceanography
  • Minimum of 2 years experience at a position related to coordination of research activities in the area of carbon and marine biogeochemical cycles and climate change, on either regional or global scale
  • Excellent knowledge of contemporary topics and issues related to marine carbon cycling
  • Excellent knowledge of regional and global structures and organizations responsible for sponsorship and implementation of the various elements of GOOS
  • Experience in organizing scientific workshops and conferences
  • Fluent command of written and spoken English
  • Documented ability to pursue opportunities for diversification of project funding sources
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience in working in international and multi-cultural environments

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences
Powstańców Warszawy 55

EURAXESS offer ID: 347392


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