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Palaeomagnetism

PhD opportunity in Palaeomagnetism

The Earth Dynamics Research Group at Curtin University has an open PhD position for research in the field of palaeomagnetism. The candidate will join a diverse team of ~15 researchers working on the IGCP 648 project of Supercontinent Cycles and Global Geodynamics, led by ARC Australian Laureate Fellow Prof. Z.X. Li, within the Department of Applied Geology (http://scieng.curtin.edu.au/wa-school-of-mines/applied-geology/). The available position is three years full-time with the successful applicant being offered a competitive scholarship stipend.

This project aims to analyse pre-Cambrian supercontinent history and true polar wander events through acquiring high-quality palaeomagnetic poles back to 2,000 Ma. Field targets may include areas within Australia, South China, Russia, and India.

 

Requirements:

Applicants must have either 1st class Honours (or equivalent qualification with research experience) or a MSc in the Earth sciences or other relevant fields. Previous experience in palaeomagnetism and working in the field will be beneficial.

 

How to express your interest:

Please contact Dr Josh Beardmore (josh.beardmore@curtin.edu.au) if you are interested in developing an application. Please include the following:

  • A curriculum vitae and a list of publications (if applicable).
  • Details of BSc (Hons.) and MSc including: copies of transcripts showing lists of courses with grades and the abstract of your thesis (if applicable).
  • A brief statement about your research interests, motivation and skills.
  • Names, addresses and emails of two references that may be contacted for a recommendation letter.