Blog from September, 2015

For more information at the University of Helsinki end, contact Professor Emeritus Lauri Pesonen (!

A Ph.D. research assistantship is available at the Earth Magnetism Laboratory of Michigan Technological University.  Our research group interests include the long-term evolution of Earth's magnetic field and its geological and geodynamical implications; global plate tectonics; environmental magnetism and the magnetism of rocks and minerals. The research assistantship focuses on the investigation of geomagnetic field strength during the Proterozoic using both conventional and novel paleointensity and rock magnetic techniques. The successful applicant will be involved with all the facets of this project including field work, laboratory experiments, data interpretation and analysis, publication of the results, and participation in professional meetings.

Applicants should have a degree in geophysics, geology, or a related discipline. The position includes a competitive stipend, tuition, and travel to conferences and field sites. The position can start as early as January 2016; applications will be accepted from both US and international applicants until the position is filled. For detailed inquires, contact Dr. Aleksey Smirnov (asmirnov AT, or for information visit

Michigan Tech is located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, a pristine area surrounded by Lake Superior which provides a wide variety of opportunities for outdoor recreational activities. Michigan Tech is an equal opportunity educational institution/equal  opportunity employer.

Aleksey Smirnov
Associate Professor of Geophysics
Adjunct Associate Professor of Physics
Department of Geological and Mining
Engineering and Sciences
Michigan Technological University
630 Dow ESE Building
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931, USA

Phone: 1-906-487-2365
Fax: 1-906-487-3371