Provenance of volcanic sediment in the Amundsen Sea, offshore Antarctica (IODP 379)

Closing Date

31st August 2020*

Applicants should contact the primary supervisor, and submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) and Application as soon as possible.

*unless filled earlier

The Research Project

In early 2019, IODP expedition 379 in the Amundsen sea (offshore Western Antarctica) collected hundreds of metres of cores containing Ice Rafted Debris, and possible turbidites from the Miocene to present. This project aims at identifying volcanic components within these cores and carry out geochemical analysis to infer their provenance. The student will carry out geochemical analyses on volcanic glass shards and correlate this data with existing data from other expeditions and drill cores. Particle morphology will be analysed to infer transport and depositional processes. This study will allow identification of marker beds that may be dated by U/Pb on zircons with LA-ICP-MS to further extend our understanding on the temporal stability of the Western Antarctic Ice Sheet.

  • Experience in volcanology and clastic sedimentology
  • Good written and verbal scientific communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a research team and individually

Applicants from the following disciplines are eligible to apply:

  • Volcanology
  • Geochemistry
  • Sedimentology

See the following web page for entry requirements:

Application Process

Applicants who require more information or are interested in this specific project should first contact the listed Supervisor. Information and guidance on the application process can be found on the Apply Now website.

Information about scholarships is available on the Scholarships webpage.

More Information

Please contact, Martin Jutzeler for further information.