The Planetary Spectroscopy and Mineralogy Lab at the University of Hong Kong invites applications for PhD-student positions in multiple areas including: planetary science, astrobiology, deep biosphere research, and exploration for natural resources in space.
The precise subject of the thesis will be decided upon agreement between the candidate and the supervisor and will depend on the candidate’s interests and strengths, and the research interest of the group, which include hydrothermal activity, clay mineralogy, volcanology, deep biosphere, astrobiology and more. For more information about the research group and laboratory capabilities, please visit www.clays.space.
We encourage applications from enthusiastic and self-motivated students who have demonstrated academic and research excellence in earth or planetary sciences, or a related discipline. Successful applicants will be supported in their application to the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPF) – a prestigious fellowship program (https://cerg1.ugc.edu.hk/hkpfs/index.html). Therefore the most competitive applicants will have a 1st class honours degree from a top university.
The position will be granted with a competitive salary. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, their CV (including the name of at least 3 references) and transcripts (unofficial accepted) to Dr. Joe Michalski at jmichal -at- hku.hk. The HKPF deadline is December 1rst 2020. Please get in contact as soon as possible to discuss the application process.
The Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Hong Kong, ranked 25th in the field of Earth and Marine Sciences by the QS World University Subject Ranking. Today, HKU is recognized internationally as a dynamic and comprehensive university of world-class standing. With its distinguished excellence in research and outstanding performance in teaching, it attracts first-class teaching and research staff and brilliant students from around the world. More information about graduate study in HKU can be found here: http://www.gradsch.hku.hk/gradsch/prospective-students/why-choose-hku
Applicants for whom English is not the first language, or who have not undertaken their degree studies with English as the language of instruction, must attain a satisfactory English language test score (TOEFL), as described here: http://www.gradsch.hku.hk/gradsch/web/apply/guide1617/5-1.html