PhD Fellowships in geochemistry/petrology

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Sep 13, 2018
Oct 13, 2018
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The Guanghzou Institute of Geochemistry (Chinese Academy of Science), located in Guanghzou, China invite applications for PhD fellowships to outstanding students to investigate subduction zone processes, deep geochemical cycles of the Earth, and mantle plumes. A wide variety of projects are available depending student interests, and for more details send an email to The successful candidate will be part of the Isotopic Geochemistry Group State Key Laboratory at the Guanghzou Institute of Geochemistry in China.

Our doctoral candidates will develop different sets of skills in petrology and geochemistry (LA-ICP-MS, SIMS, ICP-MS, EPMA, ….), and he/she will be encouraged to develop overseas collaborations in Europe and in the USA to better understand deep processes of the Earth. The Institute seeks to attract a broad diversity of talented international students.

As one of the leading universities in China, the Guanghzou Institute of Geochemistry (GIG) is part of the Chinese Academy of Science (

. GIG possesses a good track record of collaborative and multi-disciplinary work in the field of subduction zones, formation of continental crust, mantle plumes and the deep Earth’s geochemical cycle, experimental petrology. In terms of research infrastructure, GIG is home to state-of-the-art analytical facilities, including the Laser ablation Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer and electron microprobe, SIMS, TIMS and MC-ICP-MS used to measure stable isotopic ratios, and Pb-Hf-Nd-Sr radiogenic ratios. 

Guangzhou is one of the best cities in China with a large international community, bus and metro transportation, and site seeing ( It is within 2 hours from Hong-Kong and possesses bullet train and one international airport with direct flights from the main European and US cities. It has a good community of international people as well as several sight seeing. 

Position: PhD in Geochemistry.

Duration: 3 to 4 years.

Qualifications: a Master degree in Earth Science or geochemistry is required. Good spoken and writing English skills are required.

How to Apply

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a short research proposal (3 pages maximum), and the names and email addresses at least of three referees. Please apply send an email to Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018. We encourage applications from under-represented minorities and women. The institute is interested in several inter-disciplinary projects, so feel free to email me to enquire about the various other possibilities. 

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