Position as PhD student in CoastDark project at Institute of Oceanology PAS (poszukiwany doktorant w projekcie CoastDark w Instytucie Oceanologii PAN)


Możliwość studiów doktoranckich w jednym z najlepszych instytutów biologii środowiska z wybitnymi polskimi ekologami morza. Biorąc pod uwagę rezultaty uzyskane w ramach projektów prowadzonych w Zakładzie Ekologii Morza PAN, wyniki badań prowadzonych w ramach doktoratu mogą być jednymi z  bardzo ważnych w zrozumieniu szybko zmieniających się ekosystemów morskich. Wszystko wymaga jednak pracy, ale za to pod okiem świetnego promotora. Szczegóły poniżej.

The opportunity of work (PhD studies) in one of the best Polish environmental biology institute with prominent marine ecologists. Taking into account the scientific outcome of each project conducted in the Department of Marine Ecology PAS, results obtained during these PhD study certainly will be one of these great ones in the knowledge of fast-changing marine ecosystems. However, every great results need great efforts, but these efforts will be taken with a friendly supervisor. All details below:
• Master’s level of studies in discipline related to the project’s scope (e.g., bioinformatics)
• Experience and interest in ecology/biology (and/or earth sciences)
• Good skills in statistics including multidimensional analyses (e.g., PCA, ANOSIM, RDA, t-sne, ANOVA, Hierarchical Clustering, etc.)
• Experience in programming languages (e.g., R, Matlab, Python etc.) and in modeling (preferably shortly illustrated in portfolio)
• Very good level of written and oral English language
• Experience in publishing scientific results
• Good communication skills, high motivation for work in interdisciplinary team/scope, passion for science, creativity

In addition to the above formal requirements, the candidate is expected to represent:
– education in the broad range of biological and ecological sciences and sincere interest in the use of numerical methods for a better understanding of the processes that shape marine ecosystems;
– high degree of motivation, communicativeness, creativity, reliability, diligence, punctuality, the ability to work both independently and in a team, and the ability to critically evaluate the obtained results;
– involvement in the field work in difficult conditions (e.g., seasickness, limited space on the research ship) and non-standard working hours (e.g., night shifts during cruises, travelling to and/or participating conferences during the weekend) and no health contraindications to work at sea;
– active participation in conferences, festivals and other forms of dissemination of project’s results and preparation of scientific publications in English at a high, international level.

Moreover, after the acceptance of the candidate she/he must meet the conditions of the regulations for granting research scholarships in research projects financed by the NCN funds, in particular:…

What is funded/Duration
Scholarship in the amount of PLN 4 500 PLN per month, paid for 36 months. The scholarship can start between July and October 2019.

During being a beneficiary of the NCN scholarship at the maximum level, which is planned within this project, the candidate cannot receive any other remuneration from the NCN’s funds (under a contract of employment and/or civil law contracts).
Applications should be submitted by 14th June 2019, 4:00 p.m., via e-mail to the following addresses: (project’s co-ordinator) and/or with a title: “PhD student – CoastDark”.

We will contact selected candidates by email by 10th July 2019.

Required documents:
1) Cover letter
2) Curriculum vitae with a list of achievements (including the list of publications and description of skills useful in the project, in which the candidate has experience)
3) Master’s degree diploma (a copy will be needed in August/September 2019 in order to meet NCN requirements for PhD studies)
4) Short and concise ‘portoflio’ illustrating the previous research experience (part of conference/seminar/poster presentation)
5) At least one recommendation letter and/or opinion on the candidate from the previous supervisor (of MSc thesis) or former directors with whom the applicant has previously cooperated with the contact details
6) Information clause on the processing of personal data (…) together with the signed consent (signed scan) –

All required documents should be saved in one PDF file.

The detailed conditions of employment are defined in the “Regulations for granting scholarships in research projects financed from the resources of the National Science Centre determined by the decision of the NCN Council no. 96/2016 of October 27, 2016.”

The competition will be settled by 15th July 2019. The candidate who receives the highest number of points on the ranking list will be employed. Employment may be offered to the next person on the ranking list in a situation when the laureate of the competition resigns from signing the scholarship agreement.

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