The School of Geosciences at the University of the Witwatersrand is the largest and most diverse academic Earth Science institution in southern Africa, conducting research in, and offering higher degrees in Geology, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Mineralization and Paleontology. Analytical facilities include geochemical preparation laboratories, XRF and ICP-MS instruments, a new 5-spectrometer Field Emission electron microprobe, and access to SEM, TEM, Raman, Mossbauer and EBSD instruments. The University is situated close to some of the spectacular geological features of Africa: Vredefort, Barberton, Bushveld and Karoo. Visit our website at:

We seek:

Post-Doc Research Fellow in Igneous Petrology

The topic of the project is "Petrogenesis of stratiform anorthosites of the Bushveld Complex".

The research will involve field and underground work in relation with mining companies. Applications are encouraged from individuals with experience and interest in the innovative use of petrological, textural, geochemical, and isotopic measurements relevant to crystallization, differentiation and solidification of mantle-derived magmas in magma chambers. Experience with mineral deposits associated with mafic-ultramafic layered intrusions will be considered an advantage.

The position is available immediately, for a period of two years, with renewal after one year based on performance and progress. Applicant for the position must have a Ph.D. degree, awarded within the past 5 years.

Applications with Curriculum Vitae and a publication list, a statement of research interests and the contact details of 3 referees, should be sent to Prof. Rais Latypov ( before 15 January, 2017. Additional information on Postdoctoral Fellowships at the University of the Witwatersrand can be found at:

posted: 12 December 2016     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.