Structure and composition of foraminiferal organic linings and their significance in functional, taphonomic and evolutionary contexts

Project summary on the NCN website:https://www.ncn.gov.pl/sites/default/files/listy-rankingowe/2020-03-16pfoa/streszczenia/477858-en.pdf

Funding source: National Science Centre (NCN), OPUS 19 Programme

Principal investigator: Dr hab. Jarosław Tyszka

Scientific supervisor: Dr hab. Jarosław Tyszka

 

Application deadline: 16.06.2021

Start of the employment: 01.10.2021

Duration of the employment: 48 months

Remuneration: 3 500 PLN gross gross/month during the first 24 months, 4 300 PLN gross gross/month during the next 24 months (48 months total);

Location: Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, Research Center in Kraków, Poland

 

We offer:

  • Scientific work in one of the top Earth science research centers in Poland;
  • Remuneration paid as a scholarship for the duration of the project, the amount is gross-gross 3 500 PLN per month for the first 24 months and gross-gross 4 300 PLN for the next 24 months (48 months total);
  • Participation in an interdisciplinary, innovative and international research project;
  • Field work under the guidance of experienced researchers;
  • Several research visits to collaborating institutions;
  • Participation in international conferences and workshops;
  • A new laptop computer and lab personal equipment;
  • Possibility to obtain a doctoral degree under the supervision of Dr. hab. Jarosław Tyszka;
  • Possibility to apply for additional internal and external funding to extend the time of employment and the amount of remuneration.

 

Requirements / Expectations:

  • MSc degree in geology, oceanology, biogeology, biology, biochemistry, environmental protection or a similar discipline (on the day of the interview at the latest);
  • Enthusiasm for laboratory experimental and field work linked to Earth and life sciences;
  • Determination and high commitment to pursue scientific career in the future;
  • Good organizational skills and multiple task handling;
  • Strong analytical and independent thinking skills;
  • Ability to teamwork, as well as independent work;
  • Education interfacing geology and biology or related disciplines;
  • Experience in micropaleontological and palynological methodologies (including foraminifera and other microfossils);
  • Experience in experimental methodologies applied to marine cultures based on micro/aquaria and Petri dishes;
  • Preferably experience in application of optical microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, SEM, TEM; experience in evaluation of qualitative and quantitative data;
  • Computer graphic/editing skills;
  • Experience in scientific writing is advantageous;
  • Proficiency in both spoken and written English (at least B2+ level) enabling research in foreign labs; reading scientific literature, active scientific discussions, presenting results at international conferences;
  • Professional approach to duties: reliability, persistence, open-mindedness, diligence.

 

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Participation in the doctoral school organized at the Institute of Geological Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences (geoplanetschool.pl);
  • Fulfilment of the NCN project tasks, which includes most of all field (in Poland, EU and other countries) and laboratory works (e.g., sample handling and preparation for analytical methods, optical and electron microscopy);
  • The workplace will be the Institute of Geological Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Research Center in Kraków, Poland, but the project may also include several trips abroad related to sampling, research and participation in workshops, summer courses, and conferences;
  • Marine foraminiferal culture lab monitoring;
  • Running experiments and observations on living, subfossil, and fossil foraminifera;
  • Collection, integration and interpretation of experimental, palynological and micropaleontological data;
  • Preparation and submission of scientific manuscripts and periodic reports;
  • Presenting the results at national and international workshops and conferences (oral and posters).

 

Form of submitting documents:

Applications should be submitted by 16th of June 2021 to the principal investigator of the project, Dr hab. Jarosław Tyszka via e-mail: ndtyszka@cyfronet.pl and to the Scientific Information Office of the Institute via e-mail: ingpan@twarda.pan.pl.

In the title of the message please indicate "FORAMS".

Towards understanding ore formation on Mars: new data from ExoMars/TGO and geochemical fingerprinting of meteorites

Project summary on the NCN website:www.ncn.gov.pl/sites/default/files/listy-rankingowe/2020-03-16pfoa/streszczenia/483125-en.pdf

Funding: National Science Centre Poland, OPUS-19

Project ID: 2020/37/B/ST10/01420

Principle Investigator: dr Jakub Ciążela

Scientific supervisors: prof. dr hab. Ewa Słaby, dr Jakub Ciążela

Application deadline: 1.02.2021

Recruitment results: 15.02.2021

Start of the scholarship: 15.03.2021

Duration of the employment in the NCN project:48 months

Remuneration: 3500 PLN gross gross /month

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

We offer:

  •  
    • Work in the leading geological institute in Poland
    • Remuneration paid as a scholarship for the duration of the project (3500 PLN gross gross/month for 48 months)
    • Participation in at least seven international earth science conferences (including Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Goldschmidt Conference, EGU General Assembly, and AGU Fall Meeting)
    • Several research stays in foreign universities
    • A new high-end company laptop
    • Extensive course of Polish language for foreigners
    • Possibility to apply for additional internal and external funding to extend the time or amount of the scholarship
    • Help in searching for permanent position in academia after obtaining the PhD degree

 

Requirements / Expectations:

  • MSc degree in Earth sciences (or a similar discipline) until 31.03.2021.
  • Determination to pursue scientific career in the future
  • Passion about your research topic that enables you to work exceptionally hard!
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team.
  • Strong background in petrology, geochemistry, or planetary geology
  • Experience in work with petrological thin sections, especially using optical microscopy (including reflected light) and EPMA or SEM. Experience with LA-ICPMS and SHRIMP/SIMS is also welcome.
  • Experience in analysis of remote sensing data (images and infrared spectra) is also highly welcome, so do programming skills (e.g., Python, IDL, Matlab).
  • Experience in scientific writing (authorship of an abstract or co-authorship of a publication)
  • Optionally, experience in conducting geological field works (due to various opportunities in other running or future project in our group)
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Willingness to learn basics of Polish language. Achieving A2 level after one year, and B1 level after second year is expected and will help to find a permanent position in academia after obtaining the PhD degree.

 

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Realization of the project research tasks
  • Oral presentations (or posters) in international conferences
  • Preparation of the scientific articles and periodic reports.
  • Participation in doctoral studies organized by Doctoral School Geoplanet (geoplanetschool.pl)

 

Form of submitting documents:

Applications should be submitted by 1.02.2021 to the principle investigator of the project, Dr. Jakub Ciążela via e-mail: j.ciazela@twarda.pan.pl. and to the Scientific Information Office of the Institute via e-mail: ingpan@twarda.pan.pl.

 In the title of the message please indicate "Mars Ore".

For any additional information, please contact Jakub Ciążela.

Comparative study of petrography, mineralogy and stable isotope geochemistry of ancient and modern hydrate-associated authigenic carbonates

Funding source: National Science Centre (NCN), OPUS 19 Programme

NCN project title: Identification of clathrites in the geological record (ID: 2019/35/B/ST10/01332)

Principal investigator: Dr. hab. Maciej Bojanowski

Scientific supervisor: Dr. hab. Maciej Bojanowski

Project summary on the NCN website:  https://www.ncn.gov.pl/sites/default/files/listy-rankingowe/2020-03-16pfoa/streszczenia/483475-pl.pdf

Application deadline: 1.02.2021

Announcement of recruitment results: 15.02.2021

Start of the employment: 15.03.2021

Duration of the employment: 36 months

Remuneration: 3 000 PLN/month during the first 24 months, 4500 PLN/month during the next 12 months

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

 

We offer:

  • Scientific work in one of the top Earth science research centers in Poland;
    • Remuneration paid as a scholarship for the duration of the project, the amount is gross-gross 3000 PLN (currently ca. net 2300 PLN) per month for the first 24 months and gross-gross 4500 PLN for the next 12 months (36 months total);
    • Participation in an interdisciplinary, innovative and international research project;
    • Field work in the Carpathians, Piedmont and Apennines under the guidance of experienced researchers;
    • Several research visits to collaborating institutions and laboratories in Europe and USA;
    • Participation in at least three international sedimentological and geochemical conferences;
    • A new laptop computer and fieldwork personal equipment;
    • Extensive course of Polish language for foreigners;
    • Possibility to obtain a doctoral degree under the supervision of Dr. hab. Maciej Bojanowski;
    • Possibility to apply for additional internal and external funding to extend the time of employment and the amount of remuneration.

 

Requirements / Expectations:

  • MSc degree in Earth sciences or a similar discipline (on the day of the interview at the latest);
  • Enthusiasm for field work and Earth sciences;
  • Determination and high commitment to pursue scientific career in the future;
  • Good organizational skills and multiple task handling;
  • Strong analytical and independent thinking skills;
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team;
  • Background in sedimentary petrology or geochemistry;
  • Experience in geological field work and in laboratory works applied to sedimentary rocks using: optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, electron microprobe or similar facilities;
  • Preferably experience in evaluation of mineralogical (XRD in particular), petrographic and geochemical (stable isotope in particular) data;
  • Experience in scientific writing will be an additional advantage;
  • Proficiency in both spoken and written English in order to allow for scientific discussions in an international team, reading scientific literature, presenting results at international conferences;
  • Professionalism in approach to duties: reliability, persistence, open-mindedness, diligence.

 

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Participation in the doctoral school organized at the IGS PAS (geoplanetschool.pl);
  • Realization of the NCN project tasks, which includes most of all field (in Poland and Italy) and laboratory works (e.g., sample handling and preparation for analytical methods, optical and electron microscopy);
  • The workplace will be the Institute of Geological Sciences PAS, Research Center in Warsaw, Poland, but the project also includes multiple trips abroad related to research and participation in conferences;
  • Integration and interpretation of petrographic and geochemical data;
  • Preparation and submission of scientific manuscripts and periodic reports;
  • Presenting the results at international conferences (oral and posters);

 

 

Form of submitting documents:

Applications should be submitted by 1st of February 2021 to the principal investigator of the project, Dr hab. Maciej Bojanowski via e-mail: mbojan@twarda.pan.pl and to the Scientific Information Office of the Institute via e-mail: ingpan@twarda.pan.pl.

In the title of the message please indicate "Clathrites"