Graduate Opportunities

Master's and Doctoral Level

The Planetary and Space Science Centre at the University of New Brunswick, Canada, is seeking graduate students at the MSc and PhD levels to work on the following topics:

(1) The age dating of Canadian impact structures (involving Ar-Ar, U-Pb, (U-Th)/He systems, etc.)

(2) The melt sheet of the Charlevoix impact structure, Canada, and related geology (petrography, mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry)

(3) Impact-mobilized sedimentary dykes in the Manicouagan impact structure, Canada (core logging, petrography, mineralogy and petrology)

Projects will be based in Fredericton, involve field work in the summers and collaboration and training with labs in North America and Europe for specialized analytical techniques (e.g., age dating). Projects are funded at a stipend of $21,000 per year (2 years for Master’s and 4 years for PhDs), and most students will be eligible to apply for Teaching Assistantships, which are paid on top of the stipend. The principle supervisor will be Dr John Spray, from whom further details can be obtained. Interested candidates should send their CV/resume and an undergraduate (or Master’s) transcript by email to jgs@unb.ca Projects are available to start May 2016.