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PLASMACHEM-L  September 2011

PLASMACHEM-L September 2011

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PhD opportunities in Isotope Geochemistry at the University of Wollongong (Australia)

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Anthony Dosseto <[log in to unmask]>

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PLASMACHEM-L: Analytical Chem.(ICP's, DCP's, MIP's).

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PhD Opportunity in Isotope Geochemistry at the University of Wollongong (Australia)

There is currently 1 PhD scholarship available at University of Wollongong in the field of Isotope Geochemistry applied to soil processes and landscape evolution. The PhD project will be undertaken under the supervision of Dr Anthony Dosseto (http://www.uow.edu.au/science/eesc/eesstaff/UOW066559.html). The student will integrate the GeoQuEST Research Centre & the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (http://www.uow.edu.au/science/eesc/index.html).
The applicant should have a B.Sc. with Honours 1st class, a M.Sc. or equivalent, some knowledge of isotope geochemistry, low temperature geochemistry (chemical weathering, soil processes), experience with laboratory work and if possible with mass spectrometry.

Understanding how fast soil is produced is paramount in a society with there is an increasing stress on soil resources, to better understand the diversity of landscapes at the Earth's surface and predict landscape evolution in response to future climate change. The project will use uranium-series isotopes to quantify soil production rates in different environments. Three possible sites could be envisaged: (i) Hawai'i would be used as a natural laboratory to study the effect of climate and time on soil formation, (ii) New Zealand south island to investigate the role of tectonics and (iii) the Sierra Nevada in California to study the early stages of bedrock weathering. This project will involve extensive lab work, analytical development and field work.

The scholarship covers tuition fees and living allowance for the duration of the project (3 years).

Application deadline: 15th October 2011
If interested, send a cover letter, CV and two referee letters to Dr Anthony Dosseto ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) and indicate in which journal or on which website you have seen the ad.


PhD opportunity in Isotope Geochemistry at the University of Wollongong (Australia) and Université de Strasbourg (France)

There is currently 1 co-tutelle PhD scholarship available between the University of Wollongong and the Université de Strasbourg in the field of isotope geochemistry applied to Quaternary science, paleo-climatology and fluvial processes. During the project, the student will spend ½ the time at the University of Wollongong in Australia (under the supervision of Dr Anthony Dosseto; http://www.uow.edu.au/science/eesc/eesstaff/UOW066559.html) as a member of the GeoQuEST Research Centre & the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (http://www.uow.edu.au/science/eesc/index.html), and ½ the time at the Université de Strasbourg in France (under the supervision of Prof François Chabaux).

The scholarship covers tuition fees and living allowance for the duration of the project (3 years).

This project is a co-tutelle PhD between the University of Wollongong and the Université de Strasbourg (France). Half of the time will be spent in each institution. In an era of rapid climate change, it is paramount to be able to understand how our environment responds to climate variability. This question will be addressed by studying how rivers and erosion have responded to past climate change in a very dynamic fluvial system: the Ganges-Brahmaputra River. The project will use uranium-series isotope measurements in sedimentary deposits of the Ganges alluvial plain to reconstruct how sediment transport has responded in the past to climate variability. This project will involve extensive lab work and analytical development and requires knowledge in isotope geochemistry and fluvial geomorphology.

The applicant should have a B.Sc. with Honours 1st class, a M.Sc. or equivalent, some knowledge of isotope geochemistry, low temperature geochemistry (chemical weathering, soil processes), experience with laboratory work and if possible with mass spectrometry.

Application deadline: 15th October 2011

If interested, send a cover letter, CV and two referee letters to Dr Anthony Dosseto ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) and indicate in which journal or on which website you have seen the ad.




Dr. Anthony Dosseto
ARC Future Fellow - Senior Lecturer

Building 41, Room 160
Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, NSW 2522
AUSTRALIA

University of Wollongong
GeoQuEST Research Centre
School of Earth & Environmental Sciences

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