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Location
Mount Lawley
Western Australia, Australia
Date Posted
6 Mar 2018



Type
PhD Project
Curtin University

Post-doctoral fellow at Curtin

Mount Lawley
Western Australia, Australia
6 Mar 2018

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Position Description


The ARC Future Fellowship to Xuan-Ce Wang and Curtin-co-funding for the ARC Future Fellowship grant and several industry funded projects, provide two one-year post-doctoral fellow positions (level A) . The post-docs and students will join a vibrant research team at Curtin University’s The Institute for Geoscience Research (TIGeR: http://tiger.curtin.edu.au) and the School of Earth and Planetary Sciences (http://scieng.curtin.edu.au/wa-school-of-mines/applied-geology/). Current core research staff in the team include Associate Professor Xuan-Ce Wang and Professor Simon Wilde at Curtin University, Professor Jian-Xin Zhao at UQ, Dr. Yongjun Lu at GSWA, Professor Chao-Feng Li at the Institute of Geology and Geophysics (CAS, Beijing), and Professor Keyu Liu at the China University of Petroleum (Qingdao).

The research fields include: (a) the role of Earth’s deep volatile cycling in the early Earth geodynamic system (one post-doctoral position); (b) deep crustal fluid-rock interaction and metallogenic response (one post-doctoral position).

The work will be in the following fields and the details of two one-year post-doctoral positions are as follows:

I. Position one: In-situ analyses O-Mg isotopes and volatiles. The successful candidate will:
a) independently develop methods for in-situ measurement of O-Mg isotopes based on CAMECA IMS 1280 at UWA;
b) Collaborate with Associate Professor Xuan-Ce Wang and other key staff at UWA (CAMECA faculty) to investigate Earth’s deep volatile cycling using olivine phenocrysts and olivine-hosted melt inclusions.
c) Assist the supervisor to collect samples and help HRD students to design and conduct their own in-situ analysis;

Requirement:
a) have a strong background in ion microprobe analyses;
b) have well-developed skills in melt inclusion studies;
c) have published at least one journal article on melt inclusion work

II. Position-two: Deep crustal fluid-rock interaction and metallogenic response. The successful candidate will
1) Assist the supervisor to complete the field work and collect samples and help HRD students to design and conduct their own field work;
2) Assist the supervisor in conducting the required analyses (mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry and geochronology) using optical microscopes, EPMA, SEM and MC-ICPMS
3) Collaborate with Associate Professor Xuan-Ce Wang to publish high impact journal articles.
4) Help team to enhance and retain the network

Requirement:
I. Familiar with EPMA, SEM, (LA)-ICP-MS, stable and radiogenic isotope analysis;
II. Have at least 3 year research experience in fluid-rock interaction and metallogenic response

Salary Scale: level A


How to Apply

Closing date: 10th April 2018 at 24.00 Application must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Applicants: send all information to Assoc. Prof. Xuan-Ce Wang (x.wang3@curtin.edu .au)

Position Category: Geosciences. Position Type: PhD Project.

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