PhD position in isotope geochemistry and crustal evolution

We are seeking a PhD student for a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) funded project based at the Institute of Earth Sciences of the University of Lausanne. The focus of this project is to gain better understanding of the evolution of the continental crust during the Archean using radiogenic isotope geochemistry. The student's role in the project will be to investigate the behaviour of radiogenic isotopes in apatite in igneous and high-temperature metamorphic rocks in terms of their ability to preserve petrogenetic information relating to the evolution of the continental crust. This will involve fieldwork, petrological characterisation, and a significant microanalytical component (SIMS, LA-ICP-MS/MS, EPMA). The applicant should have a keen interest in isotope geochemistry, geochronology, and metamorphic and/or igneous petrology. Training will be provided in all necessary analytical techniques. The PhD position is part of the SNSF Ambizione project "A novel perspective on the composition and evolution of the early continental crust from combined Lu-Hf and Sr isotopes in apatite".

Candidates are encouraged to contact with any questions or to discuss the project. The application deadline is the 15th of December with an anticipated start in May 2024, subject to discussion.

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posted: 27 October 2023     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.