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PhD Opportunity in Tectonostratigraphy

The Earth Dynamics Research Group at Curtin University has a potential to develop a PhD research project involving a tectonostratigraphic study of Palaeo- to Mesoproterozoic South China. 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 ( The position will be three years full-time with the successful applicant being offered a competitive scholarship stipend.

This project aims to test Nuna supercontinent models through comparison of the Palaeo- to Mesoproterozoic tectonostratigraphy of the Yangtze Block with that of Australia and NW Laurentia.



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


How to express your interest:

Please contact Dr Josh Beardmore ( 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.