PhD Student

Seeking PhD students and/or postdocs to join the Sea-level and Coastal Change Lab at the University of Hong Kong to work on funded projects in Caribbean and Southeast and East Asian coastlines to:

  • Develop new, high-resolution records of relative sea-level change using microfossil (e.g., foraminifera, diatoms, pollen), geochemical (e.g., bulk or compound specific stable carbon isotopes), or novel (e.g., eDNA) proxies.
  • Decipher mechanisms of sea-level and paleoenvironmental change and carbon storage in coastal settings.

Highly competitive candidates for PhD studentships are encouraged to apply for HKU Presidential PhD Scholar Programme and the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme. Application deadline for PhD studentships is on or before December 1, 2023 at 12:00 noon, Hong Kong Time (GMT +8 hours). More details are available here:

Please contact Dr. Nicole Khan ( for more details regarding the projects and positions.

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