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Subject:

Grad student and PDF projects available in Sudbury

From:

Doug Tinkham <[log in to unmask]>

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Metamorphic Studies Group <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Tue, 11 Dec 2007 14:43:00 -0500

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Dear list,

Please pass along the following advertisement to any potential graduate
students or pdf's that would be interested in undertaking research on the
Sudbury Igneous Complex and/or surrounding host rocks (Sudbury Structure),
including a variety of metamorphic rocks with assemblages ranging from
greenschist facies to granulite facies with associated partial melting. 

Regards,
Doug




Fellowships for Graduate and Post-Doctoral Research on the Sudbury Structure
Mineral Exploration Research Centre
Laurentian University  

The Sudbury Structure is one of the largest and best-exposed meteorite
impact sites on Earth. The Sudbury Igneous Complex and footwall rocks host
significant Ni-Cu-PGE mineralization, for which no terrestrial analogue
exists.  

The Mineral Exploration Research Centre (MERC) and the Department of Earth
Sciences (DES) at Laurentian University in Sudbury have initiated a
long-term research program to take a new, modern look at the Sudbury
Structure. The program will involve geological, geophysical, and structural
mapping of igneous, volcanic, and metamorphic host rocks, country rocks, and
ores, including a wide variety of spectacular impact breccias, with
subsequent petrographic, mineralogical, geochemical, petrological, and
isotopic studies.  

We invite applications from outstanding students and recent PhDs with a keen
interest in any of the above fields to apply for several MSc, PhD, and
post-doctoral fellowships in the program. Successful candidates will work in
a multidisciplinary research team that will include MERC/DES researchers,
local industry geoscientists, provincial/federal geologists, as well as
researchers from other universities in Canada and abroad.  

The research program will be funded partly by the mining industry and the
Ontario government, under the auspices of the newly-created Centre for
Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI), and partly by the Natural Sciences
and Engineering Research Council of Canada. The fellowships will provide a
stipend to cover living expenses and tuition, and will cover all research
costs. More information about DES, MERC, and CEMI may be found at
earthsciences.laurentian.ca, merc.laurentian.ca, and miningexcellence.ca.  

Preliminary applications, including Curriculum Vitae, Academic Transcripts,
a Statement of Research Background and Interests, and names of 3 academic
references should be sent to [log in to unmask] Applications will be
reviewed beginning in January 2008, but the positions will remain open until
suitable candidates are found.  





Dr. Douglas K. Tinkham
Department of Earth Sciences
Laurentian University
935 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, ON, Canada  P3E-2C6
Ph: 705-675-1151 x2270

 

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