Research Assistant in Isotope Geochemistry of Clay Minerals of the Clay Minerals Research Group
Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Geological Sciences

The Clay Minerals Research Group (ClayLab) is a team of experienced researchers and PhD students supported by highly skilled lab assistants and engineers. State-of-the-art analytical capabilities and internationally recognized cutting-edge research projects cover diverse fields and have resulted in numerous mineralogical applications in geology, geochemistry, archeology, petrophysics, and geomaterials science.



We offer:

  • full-time employment under a regular employment contract,
  • in addition to basic salary, statutory allowances and a social package,
  • 36 days of statutory vacations per year
  • opportunity to develop professional competences and obtain academic degrees and titles,
  • friendly environment in an experienced research team.


Selection process

Applications containing a CV and a cover letter describing experience and qualifications, should be submitted to: by September, 17th, 2019 with an e-mail subject: "ClayLab recruitment 2".Additional information available from Dr. Marek Szczerba ( read the GDPR information and add the information and consent clauses to the application (available on the website We reserve the right to contact only selected candidates.


Offer Requirements

    Chemistry: Master Degree or equivalent
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Specific Requirements

  1. University degree (MSc or equivalent that allows entering a PhD program) in geosciences or chemistry, or related field.
  2. At least 1 year hands-on experience in oxygen and hydrogen stable isotope analysis related to clay minerals, including operating and maintaining spectrometers, proficiency with classical extraction lines, and analytical method development.
  3. Hands-on experience using X-ray diffractometry, infrared spectroscopy and thermogravimetric methods for clay mineral analysis.
  4. Hands-on experience in clay mineral separation and processing using best practices in the field.
  5. Experience in scientific research and a plan to continue career in related research.
  6. Authorship or coauthorship of a peer-reviewed publication published in a journal on the Journal Citation Reports
  7. Fluent in both spoken and written English.
  8. Laboratory and project management skills and high work efficiency.

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