Department of geology northwest university


(XU Jian)


Ph.D in Marine Geology, Professor and Doctorate Supervisor in the field of Quaternary Geology


With Bachelor Degree by Northwest University and Doctoral Degree by Tongji University; was postdoctoral researcher at Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany, and CSC visiting scholar at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, U.S.A.


Has been and is teaching Micropaleontology, Paleontology and Stratigraphy, Professional English of Geosciences, Historical Geology and Field Geology of Chaohu of Anhui Province, and is engaged in study of Marine Micropaleontology, Biogeochemistry, Quaternary Climate and Environment, and Paleoceanography.


His current researches focus on past changes in upper ocean waters of the tropical Pacific-Indian Ocean and their relations to mid- to low-latitude climate dynamics such as East Asian monsoon and ENSO, and development, optimization and application of paleoceanographic proxies in particular for the Indonesian Throughflow region.


He is now (as of Sept., 2016) searching for two students, who are expected to be self-motivated, open-minded, and future Paleo-climate/oceanography job-oriented. Bachelor Degree holders who passed CET-6/equivalent English language ability and graduated from Geology, Geography, Chemistry, Mathematics and related fields are recommended to apply. Applicants who hold Master's Degree are required from the fields of Geology or Geography and must, as the first author, have published one peer-reviewed paper. Good English language ability is a must. Knowledge/ability of operating (LA)-ICP-MS is preferred, but not required. Successful candidates, one for Master’s program and the other for Doctoral program, will start their academic study in Mar./Sept. 2017 and continue for three years. They are assured of abundant students’ allowance (much better than average level within NWU) and plenty of chances of attending domestic and international conferences/exchanges in the duration of their study. Applicants please contact him via jx08[at] for further information.


Contact: Department of Geology, Northwest University, 229 North Taibai Rd., Xi’an, Shaanxi 710069, China


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