Numerical and field studies of anisotropic rocks under large strain: applying micro-POLAR mechanIcS in structural geology (POLARIS)

Principle Investigator: Marcin Dąbrowski, D.Sc. Assoc. Prof.

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Project summary: https://projekty.ncn.gov.pl/opisy/499234-en.pdf

Funding source: National Science Centre Poland, OPUS LAP 20

Project ID: 2020/39/I/ST10/00818

Principal supervisor: Marcin Dąbrowski, D.Sc. Assoc. Prof.

Subsidiary supervisor: Marta Adamuszek, PhD

Application deadline: 08.11.2022 (the deadline for submission has expired)

Start of the scholarship: 01.12.2022

Duration of the scholarship: 48 months

Remuneration:

4000 PLN gross gross/month from 01.12.2022 until 30.11.2024
5000 PLN gross gross/month from 01.12.2024 until 30.11.2026

Location: Computational Geology Laboratory (CGL), Lower Silesian Branch, Polish Geological Institute – National Research Institute (PGI-NRI), al. Jaworowa 19, 53-122, Wrocław, Poland

We offer:

  • The opportunity to work in an active and vibrant research environment;
  • Remuneration paid as a scholarship for the duration of the project (4000 PLN gross gross/month for the beginning 24 months and 5000 PLN gross gross/month for the last 24 months)
  • Participation in international Earth science conferences (EGU, GeoMod, CETEG);
  • Field work in Alps;
  • Research stays at the University of Vienna;
  • Internal access to numerical tools and HPC infrastructure of CGL at PGI-NRI;
  • 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.

Requirements:

  • MSc degree in Earth sciences (geology, geophysics) or a similar discipline;
  • Background in structural geology and tectonics;
  • Good programming skills (MATLAB, Python);
  • Experience in conducting geological field work;
  • High degree of motivation, communicativeness and creativity;
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team;
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

Valuable skills:

  • Basic skills in numerical methods and scientific computing;
  • Basic knowledge of cross-section balancing and seismic data interpretation software;
  • Experience in scientific writing (authorship of an abstract or a publication);
  • Background in geomechanics is advantage;
  • Willingness to learn basics of Polish language.

Duties:

  • The main tasks include: numerical modelling of selected tectonic structures such as fault-related folds, cross-section kinematic analysis, tectonic analysis, seismic data interpretation, structural modelling, field data description and interpretation
  • Participation in fieldwork in the Alps
  • Participation in doctoral studies organized by the Doctoral School Geoplanet of PGI-NRI
  • Oral and poster presentations during local and international conferences;
  • Preparation of scientific manuscripts and periodic reports.

Form of submitting documents:

Applications formatted according to the recruitment rules of the Geoplanet Doctoral School (see www.pgi.gov.pl/en/geoplanet/recruitment/recruitment-2022-23.html) should be submitted by 08.11.2022 to the principal investigator of the project, Dr. Marcin Dąbrowski via e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and to the Secretary Office of the Geoplanet Doctoral School via e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. In the title of the message, please, indicate "POLARIS PhD2".

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