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PhD Opportunities

Sun, sea and beaches

Enjoy beaches, sun and working on a vast southern continent*? The Earth Dynamics Research Group (EDRG) led by recent ARC Australian Laureate Fellow Prof. Z.X. Li and ARC Future Fellow Luc Doucet within the School of Earth and Planetary Sciences have the potential to develop Higher Degree by Research (HDR) projects in the fields of:

  1. Palaeomagnetism and supercontinent reconstruction.
  2. Palaeointensity studies in relation to supercontinent cycles.
  3. Geochemical studies on oceanic Large Igneous Province (LIP) records in Australia and globally.
  4. 4D global to plate-scale geodynamic modeling using supercomputers.

There is currently an open PhD scholarship available for research focused on palaeomagnetism and absolute palaeointensity studies in relation to the palaeogeographic evolution of the Earth and its influence on the long term evolution of Earth’s magnetic field. (1 PhD)

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.