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The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH) is a major new research and education initiative that brings together leading Australian universities with strategically important Australian and international partners.

Our goal is to tell the epic story of Australia’s rich and distinctive natural and human history by revolutionising our knowledge of the events and processes that have shaped this nation, and combining that knowledge with cutting-edge modelling techniques to manage and protect our natural and cultural resources into the future.

To achieve this ambitious goal, we are seeking enthusiastic and talented PhD students to join our team.

You will participate in regular Masterclasses, Short Courses and Thematic Workshops, with a transdisciplinary emphasis, to improve your technical, professional and communication skills. Cross-node researcher exchange opportunities will also be integral to your CABAH research training experience.

Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders will have access to additional support through dedicated Indigenous Australian initiatives such as mentoring, bursaries and top-up grants. Women will be supported through a range of initiatives, including internships and travel grants.

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Million dollars

CABAH was funded in June 2017 with over $35 million from the Australian Government, NSW Government and partner institutions.

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New students

CABAH will take on more than 50 new postgraduate students to work on blockbuster discoveries.

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Laureates

CABAH boasts at least one Australian Laureate Fellow in each of its six research theme.

PhD Opportunity in Palaeoenvironments and Quaternary landscapes of eastern Indonesia

University of Wollongong

PhD Opportunity in Palaeoenvironments and Quaternary landscapes of eastern Indonesia

We are seeking an outstanding graduate with a strong academic record including an Honours Class I or equivalent to join a project that will investigate Quaternary landscape processes and palaeoenvironmental characteristics of the eastern Indonesian archipelago during the Late Pleistocene and Holocene. The project will focus on two clusters of islands located in the north and south, identified as potential key locations for human migration into Sahul. This region has an important record of past monsoon activity, abundant evidence of tectonic uplift and volcanism, all of which would have influenced patterns of human occupation, dispersal and environmental interactions.

You will work as part of an inter-disciplinary team and cross-node researcher exchange will be integral to your CABAH PhD. You will also participate in regular transdisciplinary post-graduate training, to improve your technical, professional and communication skills.

Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders will have access to additional support through dedicated Indigenous Australian initiatives such as mentoring, bursaries and top-up grants. Women will be supported through a range of initiatives, including internships and travel grants.

Candidates with a strong background in Earth or other physical sciences should send a cover letter as an expression of interest, outlining their academic background and skillset, along with an attached CV and suggested referees. Send attention Tim Cohen to the link below, by 22nd April 2018.  Commencement: July 2018

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PhD Opportunity in Geomorphology and Geoarchaeology

University of Wollongong

PhD Opportunity in Geomorphology and Geoarchaeology

  •  Palaeoenvironments of Eastern Indonesia
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PhD Opportunity in Archaeology

University of Wollongong

PhD Opportunity in Archaeology

  • The archaeology of eastern Indonesia
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PhD Opportunity in Geochronology

University of Wollongong

PhD Opportunity in Geochronology

  • Resolving the chronology of last interglacial deposits
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