The PhD student is expected to work within the Polish National Science Centre funded project: Coastal Ecosystem functioning under different anthropogenic pressure - linking Benthic communities and biogeochemical Cycling in the southern Baltic Sea (COmEBACk), in collaboration with the Laboratory of Marine Environmental Sciences (LEMAR, France).
The successful candidate is expected to:
- take part in cruises and field work
- perform ex situ experiments including simultaneous measurements of sediment oxygen demand, nutrient fluxes at the sediment-water interface, and bioturbation processes
- perform ecological (benthic meio- and macrofauna community structure) and biogeochemical analysis on bulk sediments and solutes (organic matter, nutrients and carbon)
- analyze ecological and biogeochemical data, including use of statistics
- work with other team members involved in the project
- present results of work during seminars and scientific conferences
- write high quality scientific articles as part of PhD thesis.
- To be considered for this position, the applicant should possess a master degree in the area of oceanography, marine ecology, biology and biogeochemistry or related disciplines.
- The candidate should have knowledge on the ecology of benthic organisms and/or marine biogeochemical processes including carbon and nutrient cycling.
- The candidate should be able to work in an interdisciplinary team, willing to solve scientific problems and to face new challenges.
- Good verbal and writing skills in English are required.
- Experience in field and sea work is welcome but not necessary.
- Experience in ecological and chemistry laboratory work including benthic fauna community analysis, carbon and nutrients analysis will be additionally valued.