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Postgraduate Scholarship in Tropical Palaeo-climate, University of Sydney, Australia

A full-time postgraduate scholarship is available for a suitably qualified candidate with a good honours degree in the geography, geology, geochemistry or related disciplines, to undertake research studies leading to a PhD in Geosciences. The project is to investigate the use of stable isotopes from authigenic carbonates in tropical volcanic crater-lakes for reconstructing change and variability in the Asian monsoon.

Eligibility:
Applicants should have a particular interest in geochemistry, palaeolimnology, and palaeoclimatology. Applicants must be Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens.

Amount awarded:
The scholarship is valued at $22,860 per annum (tax exempt) and may be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory progress.

Application guide:
Further information can be obtained from Dr Dan Penny, School of Geosciences (F09), The University of Sydney NSW 2006 (Phone: +61 2 9351 6464; Fax: + 61 2 9351 3644 E-mail: dan.penny@sydney.edu.au). Applications should be sent direct to Dr Penny at the above address and should include a curriculum vitae, a copy of an academic transcript, and the names and contact details of at least two referees.

Closing date: 15 April 2011
Research Areas: Sciences & Engineering
Type: Postgraduate Research

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