Submarine caldera volcanism, Kermadec arc

Degree type


Closing date

18 July 2022



Citizenship requirement


About the research project

In March 2022, the volcanology research group at the University of Tasmania will lead a voyage at several submarine calderas in the Kermadec arc with the RV Investigator. We will carry out sediment coring and seismic reflection to infer caldera-forming, deep-sea explosive eruption behaviour and associated sedimentation processes. We seek a PhD student to participate to the voyage, and to conduct projects related to volcanic stratigraphy reconstructions, eruption behaviour, sedimentation mechanisms and hazards, using samples from the sediment cores. Part of the data will be obtain using the state-of-the-art microtextural and geochemical instruments at the University of Tasmania. The student will be part of the dynamic Submarine Volcanism Group at the University of Tasmania and will collaborate with other students and a large panel of local and international Earth and Marine Sciences experts. The School of Natural Sciences hosts the world-class Centre for Ore Deposit and Earth Sciences (CODES) and the Central Science Laboratory.

The candidate selection is competitive amongst the School of Natural Sciences, and we seek domestic applicants due to COVID restrictions. Interested students should send a CV to Dr Martin Jutzeler.

Primary Supervisor

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Applicants will be considered for a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship or Tasmania Graduate Research Scholarship (TGRS) which, if successful, provides:

  • a living allowance stipend of $28,854 per annum (2022 rate, indexed annually) for 3.5 years
  • a relocation allowance of up to $2,000
  • a tuition fees offset covering the cost of tuition fees for up to four years (domestic applicants only)

If successful, international applicants will receive a University of Tasmania Fees Offset for up to four years.

As part of the application process you may indicate if you do not wish to be considered for scholarship funding.


Applicants should review the Higher Degree by Research minimum entry requirements.

Selection Criteria

The project is competitively assessed and awarded.  Selection is based on academic merit and suitability to the project as determined by the College.

Application process

There is a three-step application process:

  1. Select your project, and check you meet the eligibility and selection criteria;
  2. Contact the Primary Supervisor, Dr Martin Jutzeler to discuss your suitability and the project's requirements; and
  3. Submit an application by the closing date listed above.
    • Copy and paste the title of the project from this advertisement into your application. If you don’t correctly do this your application may be rejected.
    • As part of your application, you will be required to submit a covering letter, a CV including 2 x referees and your project research proposal.

Following the application closing date applications will be assessed within the College. Applicants should expect to receive notification of the outcome by email by the advertised outcome date.

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