Department of geology northwest university

Teacher Name

Xu Jian


Doctor of science and professor of marine geology, doctoral supervisor of Quaternary Geology

Ph.D in Marine Geology, Professor and Doctorate

Supervisor in the field of Quaternary Geology

Bachelor of Northwest University, doctor of Tongji University, postdoctoral of Kiel University in Germany, visiting scholar of Rutgers University in the United States (funded by the national fund for studying abroad)

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.

He has undertaken the teaching tasks of courses such as micro paleontology, paleontology and stratigraphy, professional English, geohistory and field geological practice of Chaohu Lake in Anhui Province, and engaged in the research of marine micro paleontology, biogeochemistry, Quaternary climate and environment and paleooceanography.

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.

The main contents of this study are the changes of the upper water current in the Quaternary tropical Pacific Indian Ocean and its relationship with the East Asian paleomonsoon and El Nino, as well as the exploration, development, optimization and application of paleoceanographic parameters in the transoceanic region of Indonesia.


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.

From 2016 to 2017, it is planned to recruit one master's degree and one doctor's degree. The master's degree requires that the bachelor's degree is related to geology, geography, chemistry, mathematics and other science majors, with English passing CET-6; the doctor's degree requires that the master's degree is related to geology and geography, with the ability to use English communication with international peers, and has published articles in core journals or above as the first author. Familiar with (LA) - ICP-MS technology and instrument operation is better. We are committed to providing generous graduate allowance and rich domestic and international travel opportunities. Students who are interested in Quaternary Paleoclimatology and paleooceanography in the future are welcome to send their intention and resume to jx08 [at] 。


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.

Mailing address: Department of geology, Northwest University, No. 229, North Taibai Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710069

Contact: Department of Geology, Northwest

University, 229 North Taibai Rd., Xi’an, Shaanxi 710069, China


Xu Jian

Departments:Paleontology Teaching and Research Office
Direction:Indonesia crossing paleoceanography, marine micro biogeochemistry, Quaternary climate and environment, past global change

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