PhD student wanted!

I am looking for a PhD student to work on a project investigating the erosion, sediment transport, and deposition processes in Tian Shan, China. The project will be based on applications of cosmogenic nuclide dating, provenance analysis of detrital grains, statistical models, and landscape evolution models. Interested students with a Master’s degree and/or research experience in geomorphology or geology are invited to contact me for details. Students in other fields (math, physics, etc.) with quantitative data analysis skills and strong interests in geoscience are also encouraged to get in touch.

Due to the current restrictions for travelling to China (for field work and sample analysis), at the moment only Chinese nationals or students currently in China are considered. Once the restrictions are lifted, all applicants will be considered. However, if you are not in/from China but have other ideas (modelling based project is preferred) to explore, get in touch and we may able to find a way to support you!

Postdoctoral fellowship opportunity

There is currently a competition in University of Victoria for five two-year postdoctoral fellowships in areas of earth science and astronomy. The application for this fellowship is due by 16 May 2021, and a two-page proposal is required. The applicant should have a PhD for no more than four years or is expected to fulfil all requirements for the degree by January 2022.

For research interests in tectonics (geochronology, orogenic process, tectonic geomorphology, numerical modeling, etc.), I am happy to serve as the advisor. Please get in touch with your research idea for a two-year project. Details about the competition can be found here. This is a one-time call.

Grad student wanted

I’m looking for a postgraduate student to study the thermo-tectonic evolution of rocks on Vancouver Island (or other areas) using fission-track and U-Th/He thermochronology. To be considered, the candidate should have a degree in geology, geophysics or other related fields with a good GPA that is qualified for the UVic scholarship. Candidates willing to apply for external fellowships are particularly welcome. Enthusiasm in earth science is a must, and students with good quantitative skills are favoured. Applications for either a Master’s or PhD program will be considered. Email me your application, which should clearly explain your motivation (why you want to do a Master’s/PhD with me) and competence (why I should hire you). Please also attach a copy of your CV and transcript if possible. The successful candidate can start in May or September 2020.

New Position

From January 2019, I will start an assistant professorship in School of Earth and Ocean Sciences (SEOS) at University of Victoria, Canada, and will be looking for graduate students. You may need to raise fund for your salary, but scholarships can be applied from UVic. Check theĀ application requirement and process of UVic and SEOS. Interested students or postdocs from China may also consider applying for doctoral or postdoctoral scholarships from CSC.

If you like field work, lab experiment, or coding, contact me to discuss potential projects. I encourage applications from students with strong quantitative skills and experiences in applying computational methods, but all interesting research proposals are welcome. My current preferred field sites are the Coast Mountains in British Columbia and the Chinese Tian Shan. However, your study will not be restricted to these regions, as long as we can work out a feasible working plan. In addition to the support from myself, the student can also benefit from the breadth of research expertise in SEOS, Department of Geography, and the Pacific Geoscience Centre, Geological Survey of Canada. If your interested research requires facilities not available at UVic, we can also seek collaboration with other Canadian or International institutions. To receive full consideration for starting in the fall semester, Canadian students are required to submit application packages before May 31, and international students need to apply by December 15 in the previous year.