[20151231] Experimental High-Pressure Geoscience: PhD opportunities at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Opportunities exist for fully funded 3 or 4 year PhD studentships in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Macquarie University to work on a range of projects exploring aspects of the Earth’s structure and evolution ranging from crustal processes to core formation. Candidates, from Earth Science, Material Science, Physics and Chemistry backgrounds, should have an interest in applying experimental approaches to solving Earth science problems and to have completed relevant undergraduate and Master’s degrees in the earth or physical sciences prior to commencement of their PhD.

Macquarie University is one of the leading research universities in Australia. The Department of Earth and Planetary Science is the top Earth Science department in Australia and ranked in the top 50 departments in the world. We are currently expanding our high-pressure research program with investments in multi-anvil and diamond anvil systems in our on-campus high-pressure laboratory as well as deformation systems at the Australian synchrotron and neutron facilities. 

We are located in North Ryde which is conveniently situated for access to the city, the beaches and the mountains. Our beautifully landscaped grounds are located in one of the largest business and technology parks in the southern hemisphere providing a hub of innovation and excellence. Our $1 billion investment in facilities and infrastructure provides our research scientists with access to the very best technology.

For further information please check out the departmental and research centre web sites in the first instance: (https://eps.mq.edu.au/ and http://ccfs.mq.edu.au/). Potential candidates should contact Simon Clark (simon.clark@mq.edu.au) for an informal discussion about your career goals and how we might help you in achieving them.