Metal migration and ore formation in the slow-spreading oceanic lithosphere: an insight from the Central Sudetic Ophiolite, Poland

Principle Investigator:dr Jakub Ciążela

tel.: +48 71 337 63 42



Project summary on the NCN website:

Funding source: National Science Centre Poland, OPUS-22

Project ID: 2021/43/B/ST10/03343

Application deadline: 15.07.2022

Start of the scholarship: 01.10.2022

Duration of the scholarship in the NCN project: 48 months

Remuneration: 5000 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 (5000 PLN gross gross/month for 48 months);
  •   Participation in international earth science conferences ((including European Mineralogical Congress, Goldschmidt Conference, EGU General Assembly, and AGU Fall Meeting);

  •    A couple of research stays in foreign universities;
  •    A new high-end company laptop;
  •    Co-financing of the Polish language course 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);
  • 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;
  • Experience in conducting geological field works;
  • Preferably strong background in mineralogy and petrology, as well as experience in interpretation of geochemical and isotopic whole-rock and in situ data;
  • Experience in working 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 scientific writing (authorship of an abstract or co-authorship of a publication);
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English (at least B2 level).



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 (


Form of submitting documents:

Applications should be submitted by 15.07.2022 to the principle investigator of the project, Dr. Jakub Ciążela via e-mail: j.ciazela@twarda.pan.plIn the title of the message please indicate -"CSO: Poland".

For more information please contact dr Jakub Ciążela