Opportunities

***I am actively recruiting postdocs/research associates. The research focus is on earthquake and volcanic processes. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in geophysics or a related field at the time of appointment. Previous experience in at least one of the following areas is preferred: seismic/geodetic data processing/analysis, earthquake detection and location, seismic tomography, numerical modelling, and machine learning application in geophysics. The initial appointment is for one year and can be renewed subject to satisfactory progress. Applicants should send a CV and the contact information of 2 academic references to yjtan{at}cuhk.edu.hk. The start date is flexible but preferably by September 2022. The salary will depend on experience but is internationally competitive. Applications will be reviewed at a rolling basis.***

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I am always looking for outstanding students and postdocs to work with. If you would like to discuss potential research opportunities, please send me an email. Below is a non-exhaustive list of useful resources:

Prospective graduate students

CUHK student summer workshop for potential PhD applicants – early admission round (link – deadline around May/June each year) 

CUHK MPhil and PhD program (link – regular deadline around end of January each year; students receive monthly stipend of ~$2,200 USD and can apply for on-campus student housing which costs ~$400 USD per month)

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (link – deadline around December 1st each year; recipients receive monthly stipend of ~$3,300 USD, yearly conference travel allowance of ~$1,700 USD, a once-off housing allowance of ~$2,500 USD, and on-campus student housing which costs ~$400 USD per month; please contact me early to discuss research proposal)

Prospective postdoctoral fellows

RGC postdoctoral fellowship scheme (link – internal nomination deadline around early September each year; recipients receive annual stipend of ~$52,000 USD for 3 years; please contact me early to discuss research proposal)

香江学者计划 (link – deadline around early January each year; recipients receive annual stipend of ~$47,000 USD for 2 years; please contact me early to discuss research proposal)

Other relevant opportunities/resources

ICTP Earth System Physics Postgraduate Diploma Programme scholarship (Trieste, Italy). This one-year programme aims to prepare talented pre-PhD students from developing countries for future PhD studies (link – deadline around February each year).

GradMAP Philippines provides useful resources regarding graduate school applications (link)

IRIS seismology workshops/courses (link1, link2)