Environmental Geochemistry of Antimony PhD Scholarship:
Southern Cross University is offering a PhD scholarship to study the geochemical behavior of antimony in environmental systems. These PhD positions will be based within the Environmental Geochemistry & Mineralogy group of Prof Ed Burton (Environmental Geochemistry and Mineralogy Group (EGM)). This group forms part of the vibrant Southern Cross GeoScience research centre, based at Southern Cross University’s Lismore campus in eastern Australia. Further details on the benefits of living and working in this beautiful part of the world can be found at Southern Cross GeoScience – Future students.
Field of Study:
Geo-Chemistry, Environment Science.
Successful candidates will be offered a PhD stipend (for a 3 year duration at the Australian Research Training Program rate; the 2021 rate is $28,597 per year, indexed annually), plus a tuition fee-waiver and an additional stipend to cover research costs.
What is required:
- The ideal candidate is highly motivated for scientific research in environmental geochemistry and soil/water science with a special interest in water quality, soil contamination and environmental sustainability.
- The successful applicant will need to meet the entry requirements to enroll in a PhD at Southern Cross University on a full-time basis; including a second-class Honors degree (or above) or a MSc degree (or equivalent) in environmental sciences, soil sciences, geo-ecology, geology, geochemistry, mineralogy, chemistry, chemical engineering or a related natural science discipline.
- Good knowledge of spoken and written English as well as excellent communication and team skills are expected.
- This PhD position is open to international applicants from all counties, in addition to Australian and New Zealand citizens.
Applicants are asked to submit an expression of interest, which must include a CV, copies of previous research outputs and a cover letter outlining a summary of your research experience, your reasons for wanting to do a PhD and information on how your skills will be relevant to the project (email to [email protected]). This project aims to officially start in the first quarter of 2021, but there is some flexibility with the exact starting date (upon mutual agreement).
Applications will remain open until filled in 2021.