Applications are invited from suitably qualified students to do postgraduate (Honours, MSc and Post-doctoral) research projects focusing on the world-renowned vertebrate fossil occurrences at Langebaanweg, now the site of the West Coast Fossil Park. The studentships, which are supported by the African Origins Platform, are as follows;
For the Postdoctoral position, applicants are expected to hold a PhD in a relevant discipline, and to have preferably specialised in the Miocene/Pliocene of Africa.
Earth Sciences graduates with an interest in the sedimentology, stratigraphy and geochemistry of the west coast coastal plain deposits.
Life Sciences graduates who have an interest in one or more of the following fields; palaeoecology, African fossil mammalian communities, mammalian osteology and taxonomy, ancient diets, palynology.
Please send a letter of motivation outlining your suitability for one of these bursaries, along with your CV to Dr Thalassa Matthews.
Phone: 021 4813877
Post-graduate research opportunities
Roger Smith (Head):
Phone: 021 481 3879
Phone: 022 766 1606
Phone: 021 481 3877
Phone: 021 481 3984