Post-doc position in the Polish National Science Centre project

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– PhD diploma

– great enthusiasm for work and science in general

– track record of scientific publications

– experience in laboratory work

– ability to carry out statistical large-scale analyses

– very good knowledge of English both oral and writing

Task description:

Brief description of the project: The Arctic is warming twice as fast as other parts of the world, causing the ice sheet to disappear rapidly. The region is considered to be one of the fastest changing systems on Earth. The disappearance of sea ice due to global warming leads to higher pCO2 values ​​in the surface waters of the Arctic Ocean, decreased calcium carbonate (CaCO3) saturation as well as increased biological production. These changes have and will have a profound impact on the carbon cycle not only in the Arctic Ocean but also globally. These changes will affect the balance of carbon sequestration and release from the seas and oceans. The proposed project will use this model system for the project focusing on a comprehensive assessment of the impact of changes on ecosystems.

In addition to many investigations related to the physicochemical elements of the environment, such as factors controlling the chemistry of water masses and the broadly speaking environmental background, the project will also study the factors controlling mineralogy and the chemistry of marine organisms carbonate skeletons. The proposed project aims to solve the global problem of the influence of increased CO2 concentration in the ocean and the associated fluctuations of carbonate ions on the biodiversity of marine invertebrates. The study will take place in contrasting environments characterized by variable physicochemical parameters, e.g. changing CaCO3 saturation, different strength of sea currents, salinity, temperature. The project will generate wide range of unique data. Especially designed sampling protocol in environments with naturally occurring variations in carbonates saturation levels and environmental factors in general (e.g. polar night versus polar day, seaweed forest versus non-seaweed regions, depth gradient) will allow to perform many analyzes including: chemical and mineralogical variability of skeletons carbonate, the level of biological control of the skeletal structures of Arctic organisms, the role of kelp forest in shaping the physicochemical or biological environment, variability of conditions within the contrasting polar seasons and their impact on selected elements of the living part of environment.

The project is looking for an enthusiastic and creative scientist who will explore the data generated by the project or will generate data herself/himself based on the project’s possibilities, creating unique knowledge. The project will be willing to adapt to the vision of a good candidate.

Description of tasks required from the candidate during the project: additionally, to the above formal requirements, the candidate is expected to be involved in field work, have knowledge about marine systems, laboratory work leading to the preparation of biological material for various purposes, potentially geochemical analyzes, knowledge of data analysis and visualization techniques, knowledge of the R and Python programming environment is welcomed, the ability to analyse data related to biodiversity, the ability to work independently, as well as the ability to work in a team, high creativity and critical thinking skills, communication and interpersonal skills.

What is funded

Full-time fixed-term employment contract (36 months) at the Marine Ecology Department in the Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences in Sopot.

A salary of approx. 8 300 PLN gross per month (approx. 6 500 PLN netto per month).

Job offer for a scientist within the framework of the OPUS program of the National Centre for Science project entitled “Influence of rapidly progressing climate change on polar marine organisms – investigations along naturally occurring environmental analogues of future climate changes” (ANALOG), project number: UMO-2020/37/B/ST10/02905.


A period of up to 36 months


Additional questions can be sent to the project PI: Prof. Piotr Kukliński (

Results of the job application procedure will be announced at 2022-04-30. We will contact selected candidates by phone or e-mail.

Required documents:

1) motivation letter

2) detailed CV

3) confirmation of PhD

4) consent clause*

Required documents should be sent by e-mail to: and to the project PI: Prof. Piotr Kukliński ( with message title “Post-doc – ANALOG”

*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 Post-doc position 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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