PhD opportunities in petrology and geochemistry
Scholarship round now open: closes on July 31st 2019.
Macquarie University's Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences has opportunities for motivated graduate students to work on projects in igneous/metamorphic petrology, including high-pressure experiments, trace element/isotope geochemistry, or a combination of these.
Our Department has a newly expanded high-pressure experimental laboratory and a strong tradition in microbeam mineral and rock analysis (EMPA, SEM, Laser-ICP-MS). We emphasize cross-links between geochemistry, petrology and geophysics in mantle and lithosphere studies. We seek outstanding students to actively contribute to a team effort in the Australian Laureate project "Deep Earth Cycles of Carbon, Water and Nitrogen".
Specific project themes include those listed below, but we also encourage students to suggest their own research themes.
Qualifications and applications
Direct entry into the PhD programme at Macquarie requires completion of a two-year Masters degree with a major research component at Distinction level (75%). For applicants with an Honours or shorter Masters degree, there are also MRES/PhD package scholarships which enable completion of MRES as a training pathway to a Doctoral degree.
International and domestic scholarships are available that include living stipend and fees for 3 years. Applications are now open: application deadline is July 31st.https://www.mq.edu.au/research/phd-and-research-degrees/how-to-apply
There is also an option for co-tutelle projects with partner universities.
You are encouraged to discuss a research proposal before completing your on-line application. Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof. Stephen Foley (Stephen.firstname.lastname@example.org). Enquiries about openings further into the future are also welcome.