Details about Doctoral Research Fellowship In Mineralogy
Doctoral Research Fellowship In Mineralogy is offered for PhD degree in the field of Mineralogy. You can apply to this scholarship here. The deadline for the sending your application is 13 Nov 2015. This scholarship is provided by University of Oslo and the value of this scholarship is Full Funding, A stipend of NOK 430,500 ' 467,700 p.a. will be provided . This scholarship is open for: Open to all nationalities.
- Deadline: 13 Nov 2015
- Scholarship value: Full Funding, A stipend of NOK 430,500 ' 467,700 p.a. will be provided
A 4 year PhD position (SKO 1017) is available at Natural History Museum (NHM), University of Oslo. The PhD fellowship will be part of the mineralogy group at the museum.
The PhD project will establish genetic parameters controlling the abundance and diversity of the rare metal mineralization of the Sveconorwegian pegmatite province in southern Norway. These parameters include crystallization age of the pegmatites, the pressure-temperature conditions during pegmatite formation and the chemistry of the host rocks. The main objective is to establish the sequence of pegmatite-forming stages during the Sveconorwegian orogenesis and their relation to lithotectonic domains, metamorphic events and felsic magmatism. This will be achieved by dating of pegmatites and spatially related granite plutons, isotope studies, determination of bulk chemistries of pegmatites and host rocks and microthermometric and compositional studies of fluid and melt inclusions hosted in pegmatite-forming minerals. Finally, the project will combine the mineralogy, chemistry and isotope characteristics of pegmatites to explore the origin of melts controlling the rare element mineralogy of Sveconorwegian pegmatites through time and space.
Eligibility: A person with strong motivation, and the ability to define his/her own research questions. The candidate must have wide interests within petrology, mineralogy and geochemistry. Experience with analytical techniques, e.g. EPMA, mass spectrometry or fluid inclusion micro thermometry is a necessity. The candidate must be able to carry out field work both supervised and unsupervised in remote and urban areas. Furthermore, the candidate should be willing to participate in international conferences and to travel to institutions abroad to perform necessary analyses.