PhD Position at University of Gdańsk

A multiple in-situ cosmogenic nuclides approach to dating erratics within the southern fringe of the Scandinavian Ice Sheet (DatErr 2.0)


The Department of Geomorphology and Quaternary Geology at the University of Gdańsk is looking for a motivated person for a PhD position within the National Science Centre SONATA BIS project.


In the project "DatErr 2.0," we aim to use large glacial erratic boulders to reconstruct the chronology and dynamics of the retreat of the palaeo-ice sheet in Poland and Germany. The scientific goal of the project is to reconstruct the history of exposure of glacial erratics in the southern fringe of the Scandinavian Ice Sheet and to reconstruct the chronology and dynamics of ice sheet retreat in this region during the Saalian glaciation (MIS 6 or 8) and after the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM). The research involves determining the exposure time of large erratics deposited in the marginal part of the extensive ice sheet using several terrestrial cosmogenic isotopes produced in quartz (26Al, 10Be, and 14C). The project will be carried out over five years and involves collaboration with external partners from the European Centre for Research and Teaching of Environmental Geosciences (CEREGE) in France and the Cosmic Ray Isotope Sciences at Dalhousie (CRISDal) Laboratory and André E. Lalonde AMS Laboratory in Canada.


The project is led by Dr. Karol Tylmann from the Geomorphological Reconstructions Laboratory, Department of Geomorphology and Quaternary Geology. Candidates are requested to send their CV, motivation letter, references from the supervisor of their master's thesis or immediate superior, and consent to the processing of personal data to the following email address: The final deadline for submissions is July 10th at 3:00 pm, and the competition results will be announced by July 12th, 2023. Any questions regarding both the scientific scope of the project and the organizational-financial aspects can be directed to the same email address (


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