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Uprzejmie informujemy o nowych warunkach zatrudniania osób na stanowiska typu post-doc: limit czasu upływającego od uzyskania stopnia doktora dla aplikujących na te stanowiska kobiet może być przedłużony o 1,5 roku za każde urodzone bądź przysposobione dziecko.

Oferta pracy

Nazwa jednostki: Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences Sopot, Inne oferty z tego miasta »
Nazwa stanowiska: PhD scholarship

1. MSc degree (or equivalent) in Biology, Oceanography or equivalent science
discipline. A candidate may submit application if receives the MSc Degree till 31st;
July 2021;
1. General knowledge about marine ecology;
2. Knowledge in marine carbonate system;
3. Laboratory analytical skills;
4. Data visualisation and analysis skills – preferably in R and Python environment analysis;
5. Biodiversity and image analysis skills;
6. Manuscript writing skills;
7. Good communication skills in English in order to provide excellence in research in the area, (Polish is not required for foreigners);
8. Ability to work independently and as part of a team environment;
9. Creativity and ability to think critically;
10. Excellent networking skills in order to develop strong relationships with partners and with academics and researchers from other institutions;
11. Enthusiasm.

Opis zadań:

Task description:
1. Field work and sample collections;
2. Morphological analysis of faunal and floral benthic assemblages using a microscope and digital photos with special emphasis on calcareous algae;
3. Geochemical analysis of carbonates using ICP-MS, LA-ICP-MS, ICP-AES
4. Data analysis using statistical packages, e.g. Statistica, R, PYTHON, Primer + PERMANOVA;
5. Preparation of scientific articles and conference presentations;
6. Regular reporting of work progress;
7. Help in the daily scientific tasks of the Department of Marine Ecology.

The Arctic region is warming twice as fast as elsewhere in the world, causing rapid sea-ice cover and thickness decline therefore it is one of the most rapidly changing system on Earth. Sea ice retreat in the central Arctic Ocean due to warming is leading to higher pCO2 values in the surface waters, reduced CaCO3 saturation states and increased biological production. Feedbacks of these changes will have profound impact on the Arctic Ocean marine carbon cycle and generally for the global carbon cycle and the balance of carbon dioxide sinks and sources. Yet we still do not fully understand carbonates variability over temporal and spatial scale in the Arctic. Calcareous algae are one of the major carbonate producer in shallow subtidal ecosystems? yet their ecology and skeletal geochemical structure is far from full understanding.
Therefore first of all this PhD project will focus on providing a comprehensive knowledge about calcareous algae ecology including its spatial and temporal recruitment patterns, growth rates in various environmental conditions, define factors affecting its occurrence and development. The project will have also large geochemical part where assessment of spatial and temporal chemical variability will be conducted. It will evaluate how algae react to ocean carbonate chemistry. It will define environmental parameters which control their chemical composition. The thesis will also try to evaluate differences between influence of biological and environmental impact on mineralogical and chemical composition of investigated species.
By using contrasting environments with variable physicochemical parameters therefore varying CaCO3 saturation states as an analogue of future conditions (fluctuations of carbonate ions) it will enable us to understand the effect of varying degrees of CaCO3 saturation on rate of calcification or geochemical composition of skeletons. Through specifically designed sampling protocol along naturally occurring analogues of carbonate variability (e.g. polar night versus polar day, kelp forest versus outside kelp forest, depth gradient), and accurate chemical analysis we will be able to determine whether algae are capable to control properties of their skeletons.
The data obtained from this study will enable to investigate environmental correlations with chemical composition, adding to our understanding of the extent to which this composition of the skeleton depends on the environment. This will also have implications for the use by biologists and geologists of skeletal geochemistry in environmental and palaeoenvironmental analysis. Understanding the factors shaping chemical composition of the calcareous algae skeletons will allow us to recognize threats to marine assemblages both within the Arctic but also at other location of the world ocean.

Typ konkursu NCN: OPUS – ST
Termin składania ofert: 31 sierpnia 2021, 23:59
Forma składania ofert: email
Warunki zatrudnienia:

The conditions of employment:

Mode of study: full-time
Language: English
Duration: 4 years (8 semesters), from October 2021
Scholarship: 5 000 PLN gross per month
Application deadline: August 31st, 2021
Interview: 13th – 15th September 2021
Competition results: September 17th, 2021

The candidate can be already affiliated to Doctoral School (can have a status of a PhD student) or can be a new applicant for PhD studies that will be asked to recruit to the Doctoral School called Trójmiejska Szkoła Doktorska (https://www.imp.gda.pl/bip/trojmiejska-szkola-doktorska/).
Rules of the Recruitment to the Tricity Doctoral School, Polish Academy of Sciences for the academic year 2021/2022: https://www.imp.gda.pl/fileadmin/doc/imp_announcements/imp_doctoral_school/2021/RULES_OF_RECRUITMENT_2021_fv.pdf

PhD scholarship is expected to work within the Polish National Science Centre funded project: Influence of rapidly progressing climate change on polar marine organisms - investigations along naturally occurring environmental analogues of future climate changes (ANALOG), project number: UMO-2020/37/B/ST10/02905.

Dodatkowe informacje:

Additional information:

Title of PhD project: Ecology and geochemistry of Arctic calcareous algae

The supervisor will be Prof. Piotr Kukliński, email: kuki@iopan.pl, Marine Ecology Department, Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences, co-supervisor Dr Anna Iglikowska, email: anna.iglikowska@ug.edu.pl, Department of Genetics and Biosystematics, Faculty of Biology, University of Gdańsk.

Required documents:
1) motivation letter;
2) detailed CV with documents relating to the scientific achievements to date (i.e. a list of: publications, participation in scientific conferences, internships and trainings, awards, scientific scholarships, activity in scientific circles);
3) a copy of the diploma (or an equivalent document) of graduating from Master's degree or equivalent studies;
4) grade on the Master's diploma;
5) average grade for graduation from master's studies (the so-called diploma supplement or an equivalent document);
6) consent clause*.

Required documents should be sent by e-mail to: rekrutacja@iopan.pl and to the project PI: Prof. Piotr Kukliński (kuki@iopan.pl) with message title “PhD student –ANALOG”

Additional questions can be sent to the project PI: Prof. Piotr Kukliński (kuki@iopan.pl)

*Please attach a signed document with the following consent clause:
I hereby consent to have my personal data processed by the Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Science pursuant to Article 6 paragraph 1 letter a of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR),for the purpose of carrying out a recruitment process for the position of PhD scholarship 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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(place and date) (signature of the declarant)


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