Fully-funded PhD position examining links between large igneous provinces and mass extinctions
We seek candidates for a PhD position examining magma transport, crustal heating, and carbon release during emplacement of the Ferrar large igneous province in Antarctica. Working as a member of a multi-institutional project, the student will conduct an investigation into the links between large igneous province magmatism and the release of extinction-level crustal carbon stores in Earth's past. To achieve this, the candidate will be expected to conduct the following over the course of their research:
Candidates will ideally hold a Masters degree and background in field geology and volcanonolgy or igneous petrology. Experience or a keen interest in rock magnetism, large igneous province emplacement, and/or numerical modeling of igneous processes is also preferred.
All applicants will need to send (1) a CV, (2) a brief letter explaining your relevant previous experiences and research interests (one page maximum), and (3) contact details of two referees, all compiled into a single PDF document. Please email these to James Muirhead (firstname.lastname@example.org), and title your email with your surname and "Antarctic PhD application"