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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;
2. General knowledge about marine ecology;
3. Laboratory analytical skills;
4. Skills in biodiversity data analysis and digital image analysis;
5. Data visualisation and analysis skills – preferably in R and Python environment analysis;
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 for the subject;
12. Added value would be good SCUBA diving.

Opis zadań:

Task description:
1. Field work and sample collections;
2. Faunal analysis of benthic assemblages using a microscope and digital photos;
3. Data analysis using statistical packages, e.g. Statistica, R; Python, Primer + PERMANOVA;
4. Preparation of scientific articles and conference presentations;
5. Regular reporting of work progress;
6. Help in the daily scientific tasks of the Department of Marine Ecology

The Arctic region is the fastest warming area in the world. The warming of Arctic water masses affects species distribution ranges, species composition, phenology and food-web structure. Species with narrow Arctic distributions could be replaced by boreal species or simply vanish. In the light of current rapid physical change it is key to examine recent and current marine communities to provide scientific insight and potential management advice to protect an important ecosystem in the tumultuous decades to come. Yet we still do not understand basic biological processes such as ecological succession, impact of environmental or biological factors on succession of many Arctic marine communities. The proposed project will attempt to cover some of these gaps and build crucial knowledge and understanding of Arctic ecosystem processes.
In 2004 the Institute of Oceanology established a long-term field experiment using artificial substrata to explore gaps in our knowledge about diverse aspects of colonization and succession processes in Arctic waters (Svalbard). The experiment continues to this day and is the longest continuous polar recruitment experiment of this type (15 years and counting) as far as we are aware and has already generated a wealth of important knowledge about Arctic systems. The current proposal will focus on a range of issues concerning the succession of benthic organisms, development of communities with different starting points (seasons) of community development as well as influences of predation and competition on these processes. This will be one of the first experimental studies undertaken in the Arctic to gain an understanding of community development patterns from recruitment until following stages of succession and the first on such a long temporal scale, which uses colonisation plates.
The goal of this PhD project would be to analyse 15 years of current data with an overarching scientific question: How do hard substrata succession processes vary in the Arctic and which are the key factors driving variability at particular stages of community development? To answer this overarching question, detailed analysis of existing material will include the following tasks (1) Establish the tempo and mode of ecological succession in Svalbard and compare these parameters with those in other polar regions and around the world; (2) Quantify the process of succession with respect to environmental parameters (including depth, water temperature, sea currents); (3) Examine the impact of different starting points of community development (season) on the path of succession; (4) Determine the frequency, importance and outcome of organismal interactions and their role in determining community composition; (5) Quantify impact of predation and predator types at given stages of succession; (6) Determine species traits which lead to spatial superiority at given stage of community development (e.g. size, defensive apparatus).
This PhD project will combine training in broad topics including systematics, taxonomy, ecology, biodiversity, statistics and ecological modelling for an integrated study of sessile benthic community development. The PhD thesis will be divided into four chapters focusing on the analysis / tasks mentioned above.
Isfjorden was selected as a model system for this investigation . It is the largest fjord on the west coast of Spitsbergen (the largest island of the high Arctic Svalbard Archipelago). The thesis material comes from 5 sites with rocky, gravelly bottoms. Selected experimental locations are characterised by different environmental conditions caused by the influence of water masses of different origin and properties. For the planned investigation of succession processes, experimental artificial substrates in form of plastic (Perspex) flat square plates were used. The construction protocol followed that described in literature to ensure comparable methodology with existing similar studies from elsewhere. The data for the study will be generated by analysis of panels’ images which were taken underwater annually for last 15 years. By analysing images of the photographed panels the successional history of this samples of the community will be tracked back.
The project will be developed in cooperation with three institutions - the Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Piotr Kukliński), the British Antarctic Survey (David Barnes) and the University of Oslo (Lee Hsiang Low). The doctoral student will have the opportunity to spend time in all these institutions, conducting an active exchange of knowledge between scientists of these institutions, including up to 6 months at the University of Oslo.

Typ konkursu NCN: PRELUDIUM BIS – NZ
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 (1-2 year); 6 000 PLN gross per
month (3-4 year)
Application deadline: August 31st, 2021
Interview: September 13th – 15th, 2021
Competition results: September 17th, 2021

The competition is open to persons who do not have a doctoral degree and
are not participants of any doctoral school.
The candidate must be a new applicant for PhD studies that will be asked
to recruit to the Tricity 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:

PhD scholarship is expected to work within the Polish National Science
Centre funded project: Marine biocenosis succession on the hard bottom
in rapidly changing Arctic environment (SUKCES), project number:

Dodatkowe informacje:

Additional information:

Title of PhD project: Marine biocenosis succession on the hard bottom in rapidly changing Arctic Environment

The supervisor will be Prof. Piotr Kukliński, email: kuki@iopan.pl, Marine Ecology Department, Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences, Dr David Barnes, email: dkab@bas.ac.uk, British Antarctic Survey, Dr Lee Hsiang Liow, email: l.h.liow@nhm.uio.no, Natural History Museum & Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES) University of Oslo, Norway.

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 –SUKCES”

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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