PhD Projects in Geosciences

(first round now available before 30 JUNE 2020)

James Cook University (JCU) is the leading Australian University in tropical North Queensland, with strong geology, geochemistry and environmental programs supported by world-class analytical facilities. We are looking for strong students, to undertake PhD projects in:

  1. The tectonic evolution and mineral potential of the Mt Isa District in NW Qld
  2. The tectonic history and mineralisation patterns in NE Qld
  3. Mineral geochemistry and fluid evolution of mineral deposits
  4. Use of metal isotopes in medicine and/or mineral deposits
  5. Sedimentology, basin analysis and vertebrate palaeontology
  6. Environmental Impact assessment, mine rehabilitation, Env. Management

Limited scholarship funding for a late 2020 start is now available through JCU, and must be applied for by 30 June 2020. This funding is only available to Australian/New Zealand citizens/residents, or international students currently in Australia with a valid visa.

Scholarship funding for 2021 is also available and must be applied for before 30 September 2020; international students are encouraged to apply for this.

The highly competitive PhD stipends are ~$28,092 per annum (non-taxable) for up to 3.5 years, with fully paid tuition fees for up to 4 years. Additional top-up scholarships of $5,000 are available through the Economic Geology Research Centre. Please refer to the Scholarships@JCU for detailed information and how to apply.

If you are interested, in the first instance please contact Dr. Ioan Sanislav ( with your CV and the type of project you are interested in.

Further information regarding potential supervisors and projects:

posted: 12 June 2020     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.