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The Economic Geology Research Centre (EGRU) at James Cook University (JCU) is looking for a PhD student available to start immediately to work on a project researching the magmatic evolution and magma fertility for Cu-Au-REE mineralization of the Mary Kathleen Domain, Mount Isa Inlier. This projects is part of a larger research effort that we are conducting together with the Geological Survey of Queensland (GSQ) to improve the exploration potential in the Mount Isa region. As part of this project you will work with EGRU researchers, GSQ staff and exploration geologists from various mining companies operating in the region. This is a unique opportunity to advance your research career and learn new skills as part of a world class research team.
This project will benefit from recently rejuvenated analytical facilities at the Advanced Analytical Centre at JCU, and will include: micro-imaging, whole rock and in-situ major and trace element geochemistry; U-Pb dating of zircon, (± titanite, apatite, monazite); Hf isotopes in zircon; Nd isotopes in apatite, titanite & REE minerals; whole rock radiogenic isotopes, etc.
The successful applicant will make extensive use of these facilities and contribute to developing new research methods. We are looking for a candidate who has field geology and laboratory experience with at least one of the above techniques and who is willing to contribute to the research effort within EGRU. A first class Honours or a Masters by research are essential to be eligible for PhD studies at JCU. International applicants are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to Australian and New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.
If you are interested in being part of our team and would like more information about this project please contact one of the project leaders:
Prof. Paul Dirks (paul.dirks@jcu.edu.au)
Assoc. Prof. Carl Spandler (carl.spandler@jcu.edu.au)
Dr. Ioan Sanislav (ioan.sanislav@jcu.edu.au)
More information about the Geoscience department and EGRU can be found at the following link:
The due date for PhD applications at JCU is 31st Oct which was extended for a further 2 weeks for domestic applicants.
PhD & MSc positions:
PostDoctoral and Fellowship positions:
bulletPostdoctoral position in geochemistry/cosmochemistry - California Institute of Technology
bulletTwo Postdoctoral positions in Biogeochemical and Ecosystem Modeling - Global Water Futures Program, Ecohydrology Research Group, University of Waterloo
Faculty, Technical and other positions:


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Within a collborative project with the European XFEL, the Mineralogy group of the Earth & Environmental Sci. Department at University of Potsdam (Germany) is looking for a

PhD-candidate, (non-permanent contract, 36 months)

The candidate will be supervised by Prof. Dr. Max Wilke and Dr. Karen Appel (European XFEL, Hamburg).

Duties: Work in the project on chemical reactions of Ca-Mg-carbonates and trace element partitioning with minerals of the (lower) Earth's mantle. In-situ and quench high-pressure-high-temperature experiments will be conducted in laser-heated diamond anvil cells and if required multi-anvil presses. Analysis will be performed with synchrotron radiation techniques (X-ray diffraction, X-ray spectroscopy) as well as electron mircroscopy (TEM, REM, Microprobe).

Requirements: Master degree with major in Mineralogy-Petrology or similar field. Strong background in theoretical petrology (chemical thermodynamics) and physical chemistry, with some of the needed methods (diamond anvil cells, Multi-Anvill-Press, electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, X-ray spectroscopy) as well as experimental skills and experience in scientific, computer-based data analysis.

The project is based on a collaboration between Univ. Potsdam and the European XFEL within the DFG-funded research unit FOR2125 CarboPaT (http://www.goethe-university-frankfurt.de/48626215/for2125).
Work will happen both in Potsdam and Hamburg.

In case of interest, please send an e-mail with your motivation, CV and references to Prof. Dr. Max Wilke (wilkem@uni-potsdam) and Dr. Karen Appel (karen.appel@xfel.eu).

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Mineral deposits group (Great Britain)


An integrated accessory mineral approach to understanding post-subduction magmas and mineralisation
Accessory minerals as fertility indicators in porphyry copper deposit formation
Post-subduction magmatism and mineralisation: the Tuvatu gold deposit, Fiji
Developing tools for the sustainable exploration of epithermal ore deposits: alteration mineral chemistry for targeting and assessment of fertility
Titanite occurrence and chemistry as a monitor of melt redox state, magmatic fertility and hydrothermal alteration in porphyry ore systems
Magmas, fluids, faults and metals – re-assessing the controls on magmatic-hydrothermal W-Sn-As-Cu-Zn-Pb mineralisation and zonation associated with the Cornubian Batholith, SW England
The “colour” of hydrothermal quartz
Platinum-group element and isotopic geochemistry of lamprophyric dykes from the Bushveld Complex, South Africa: Implications for mapping precious metals in the mantle as a mineral exploration tool
Formation of the world-class copper deposit at Mount Isa, Australia
Structural controls on gold mineralization in the Palaeoproterozoic Mako Volcanic Belt, Senegal
Europe’s cobalt resource potential for supply to low carbon vehicles
The life and times of porphyry copper deposits in the Archean?
Structural controls on the growth of magma bodies: thermal modeling of porphyries, plutons and active deformation in the Andes
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PhD and MSc Opportunities
Ore Deposits Geochemistry & Applied Mineralogy


We anticipate new opportunities for M.Sc. and Ph.D. studies in the Dept. of Earth Sciences, with enrollment for the 2018-2019 academic year. Successful applicants will join our existing team of students and collaborating faculty engaged in integrated field and analytical studies of hydrothermal ore deposits. Prospective students with a strong background in mineralogy, geochemistry and structural geology are particularly encouraged to apply.
Previous experience with one or more techniques for instrumental microanalysis would be an asset, especially for candidates interested in M.Sc. projects in Applied Mineralogy.
Electronic applications strongly encouraged by January 15, 2018 - to facilitate full enrollment for Fall 2018. Some planned programs may involve initial field work during Summer 2018. For more detailed information please follow the "Graduate Opportunities" link at: www.mun.ca/earthsciences/Our_People/Faculty/Layne/
Further enquiries and expressions of interest: Prof. Graham Layne (gdlayne@mun.ca)

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PhD & MSc positions:
bulletPhD position in geochemistry/cosmochemistry - California Institute of Technology
PostDoctoral and Fellowship positions:
bullet3-year Post-doc position in “Biogeochemical processes in the land-ocean interface” - Norwegian Institute for Water Research/University of Agder
bulletPostdoctoral position in geochemistry/cosmochemistry - California Institute of Technology
bulletTwo Postdoctoral positions in Biogeochemical and Ecosystem Modeling - Global Water Futures Program, Ecohydrology Research Group, University of Waterloo
Faculty, Technical and other positions:

Upcoming deadlines for geochemistry related events

bulletIsonose: Metal Stable Isotope Geochemistry: registration deadline: 15 Dec
bullet8. Geochemistry Symposium: abstract deadline: 31 Dec
bulletEGU General Assembly 2018 : abstract deadline: 10 Jan
bullet80th EAGE Conference & Exhibition 2018 : abstract deadline: 15 Jan

a. LPDP (Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan) Departemen Keuangan Indonesia
b. OeAD (Lembaga Pengelola Beasiswa di Austria) atau grants.at
c. DAAD (Lembaga Pengelola Beasiswa di Jerman, link DAAD Jakarta) atau link DAAD Germany
d. Monbukagakusho (Beasiswa di Jepang)
e. Australia Awards (Beasiswa di Australia)
g. NHM - mineral deposits group (Inggris) - informasi terkait PhD dan post doc 

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