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 a number of PhD scholarships (for up to four years each) to work in the following fields.
- Palaeomagnetism and supercontinent reconstruction, with emphasis on Precambrian supercontinents. Field regions could be in Australia or overseas. (1 PhD position)
- Palaeointensity study in relation to supercontinent cycles, focusing on Precambrian mafic igneous rocks in Australia and elsewhere. (1 PhD position)
- 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)
- 4D global to plate-scale geodynamic modeling using supercomputers. (potential PhD position)
- Palaeo-Mesoproterozoic tectonostratigraphic analysis of the Yangtze Block. (potential PhD position)
Interested candidates are invited to contact Dr Josh Beardmore at firstname.lastname@example.org; Ph +61-8-9266 4163.
The students will join a team of over 15 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.
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