I have available a PhD position for a candidate at the University of Waikato in New Zealand, looking at variations in C, O, H and S isotope compositions within active geothermal systems in New Zealand, as well as epithermal and porphyry hydrothermal ore deposits, with an aim to determine fluid flow pathways and fluid flow directions. We will be utilising both conventional IRMS as well as infrared spectroscopy isotope measurements using Los Gatos Research instruments for H, O and C isotopes in hydrous silicate and carbonate minerals.
This a very interesting PhD project, with a mixture of fundamental science and stable isotope method development using cutting-edge infrared isotopic methods, coupled with application of stable isotopes to understanding hydrothermal systems, and aiding mineral exploration and ore deposit models.
The ideal candidate would have an experience in stable isotope measurements (or even better experience and/or an interest in method development), and an interest/background in hydrothermal/geothermal systems and/or ore deposits.
The PhD position has a stipend of NZ$25,000 per year for 3 years, with tuition fees also covered for that period. The position is “full time” research with no classes or teaching assistantship required.
Any interested candidates please contact Shaun Barker, sbarker@waikato.ac.nz, for further information and/or details on how to apply. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found.