Closure of the of Alpine Tethys Ocean recorded in the Pieniny Klippen Belt of the Western Carpathians

Principle Investigator:Dr hab. prof. Jarosław Majka

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Project summary on the NCN website:

Funding source: National Science Centre Poland, OPUS-22

Project ID: 2021/43/B/ST10/02312

Scientific supervisors: prof. dr hab. Stanisław Mazur, prof. dr Kamil Ustaszewski, dr Christian Schiffer

Application deadline: 15.08.2022

Start of the scholarship: 01.10.2022

Duration of the employment in the NCN project: 48 months

Remuneration: 5000 PLN gross gross/month

Location: Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków, Poland


We offer:

  • Work in the leading geological research institute in Poland;
  • Remuneration paid as a scholarship for the duration of the project (5000 PLN gross gross/month for 48 months);
  • Participation in international Earth science conferences;
  • Research stays at foreign universities (Sweden, Germany);
  • Co-financing of the intensive course of Polish language for foreigners;
  • Possibility to apply for additional internal and external funding to extend the time or amount of the scholarship.


Requirements / Expectations:

  • MSc degree in Earth sciences (geology or geophysics);
  • Determination to pursue scientific career in the future;
  • High degree of motivation, communicativeness and creativity, the ability to work both independently and in a team;
  • Background in structural geology, tectonics, basin analysis, and seismic interpretation;
  • At least basic knowledge in programming (Python, MATLAB, C++);
  • Knowledge of ArcGIS environment or similar GIS software;
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English;
  • Knowledge of the Carpathian orogenic belt will be a plus.


Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Building of a 3-D structural model constrained by seismic profiles and borehole data;
  • Preparation of balanced cross-sections;
  • Processing of gravity and magnetic data, 2-D and 3-D forward and inverse modelling of potential filed anomalies;
  • Participation in implementation and interpretation of a passive seismic experiment
  • Participation in developing of a tectonic model
  • Oral presentations (or posters) in international conferences;
  • Preparation of the scientific articles and periodic reports;
  • Participation in doctoral studies organized by Doctoral School Geoplanet (


Form of submitting documents:

Applications should be submitted by 15.08.2022 to the principle investigator of the project, prof. Stanisław Mazur via e-mail: or and to the Scientific Information Office of the Institute via e-mail:  rekrutacja_ingpan@twarda,  In the title of the message, please, indicate "PKB".

For more information, please, contact prof. Stanisław Mazur via e-mail: or