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PhD Opportunities

Sun, sea and beaches

Enjoy beaches, sun and working on a vast southern continent*? The ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship awarded to Z.X. Li, and Curtin University co-funding for both the Laureate Fellowship grant and the ARC Center of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems (CCFS), provide the opportunity for three (3) fully funded PhD scholarships (for up to four years each) to work in any the following fields.

  1. Palaeomagnetism and supercontinent reconstruction, with emphasis on Precambrian supercontinents. Field regions could be in Australia or overseas. (1 PhD position)
  2. Palaeointensity study in relation to supercontinent cycles, focusing on Precambrian mafic igneous rocks in Australia and elsewhere. (1 PhD position)
  3. A study of oceanic Large Igneous Province (LIP) records in Australia and globally, involving case studies of accreted oceanic LIPs in pre-Cretaceous orogens in locations around the world. (1 PhD position)
  4. 4D global to plate-scale geodynamic modeling using supercomputers. (1 PhD position)

There is also the potential to develop a project examining the Palaeo-Mesoproterozoic tectonostratigraphic analysis of the Yangtze Block.

Interested candidates are invited to contact Dr Josh Beardmore at; Ph +61-8-9266 4163.

The students will join a diverse team of academic researchers and PhD students in a vibrant research environment at Curtin University’s The Institute for Geoscience Research (TIGeR), the School of Earth and Planetary Sciences, and will become members of IGCP 648: Supercontinent Cycles and Global Geodynamics.

*Need to know more about Perth and Western Australia? See here.