Thread: Seismology PhD candidate (international closing soon!)

Started: 2020-07-13 13:21:44
Last activity: 2020-07-13 13:21:44
Steven Hansen
2020-07-13 13:21:44
Institution: Macquarie University

Location: Sydney, Australia

Deadline: July 31st (international), October 30th (domestic), 2020

Starting: early 2021

I am seeking a PhD student to study seismology within our Geophysics and Geodynamics Group (MG3) commencing in early 2021. We have an excellent research group with expertise in seismology, magnetotellurics, thermodynamic modeling, geodynamics, and high-pressure mineral physics.

Various potential projects are available depending on the candidate’s background and research interests. Projects range from the observational, such as imaging the Australian lithosphere with broadband seismic data, to more theoretical pursuits, such as wave propagation and imaging methods. Potential exists to participate in regional fieldwork using our broadband seismic array.

Please contact Dr. Steven Hansen (steven.hansen<at><steven.hansen<at>>) to discuss suitable projects prior to applying and to help assess your scholarship viability.


1. A research master’s degree in Geophysics, Geology, Physics, applied Maths, or Computer Science. Some background in seismology is preferred.
2. Scientific curiosity and creativity.
3. Computer programming ability, e.g. Matlab or Python. Some background with numerical techniques and high-performance computing is welcomed.
4. English language proficiency.


International and domestic PhD scholarships are available through Macquarie University and include an annual stipend of AUD~$27,000 (tax-free) per year for three years. Scholarships are competitive and the availability varies year-to-year depending on funding levels and the number of overall applicants.

International Scholarship info:


The deadline for our main PhD application round for international applications is quickly approaching: July 31th, 2020. The domestic application deadline is October 31st, 2020.

Useful Links:

Macquarie COVID-19 page:

MG3 group:

PhD program info:


Steven M. Hansen
Lecturer in Seismology and Geophysics
Dept. Earth and Environmental Sciences
Macquarie University, North Ryde, NSW 2109
email: steven.hansen<at>

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