Opportunities

UNE has a long history of palaeontological teaching and research and is located in the heart of the New England region, providing an excellent natural laboratory for studying diverse and abundant Palaeozoic (542-251 million year old) fossils. 

There's a great range of opportunities at UNE for students, researchers, and staff interested in the field of palaeontology.

Undergraduate Studies

The University of New England is one of only a few educational institutions in Australia that offers a coherent undergraduate program of study in palaeontology.

UNE offers a range of palaeontology (or palaeo-related) degrees and units. Find out more about studying Palaeontology at UNE.

Research Projects

The following is a list of some of the potential Honours, MSc, and PhD projects on offer at the Palaeoscience Research Centre. Please note that competition for projects is high and only students with excellent track records are considered. Contact the listed supervisor to further discuss these and other projects.

Small ornithopod diversity from Lightning Ridge, NSW
Degree: PhD
Contact: Phil Bell

Juvenile ornithopods and evidence of hatchling dinosaurs in the Griman Creek Formation, NSW
Degree: Hons
Contact: Phil Bell

A mixed tyrannosaur and hadrosaur footprint assemblage from the Late Cretaceous of Alberta, Canada
Degree: MSc
Contact: Phil Bell

Hindlimb osteology of the Cretaceous turtle Bouliachelys from Qld. 
Degree: MSc
Contact: Phil Bell (in collaboration with Kronosaurus Korner)

Fossil sharks from the 'mid' Cretaceous Mackunda Formation, Qld. 
Degree: MSc
Contact: Phil Bell (in collaboration with Kronosaurus Korner)

Description of a complete juvenile Platyterygius australis (Ichthyosauria) Cretaceous Toolebuc Formation, Qld. 
Degree: MSc
Contact: Phil Bell (in collaboration with Kronosaurus Korner)

Palaeohistology of the sauropod "Austrosaurus" from the 'mid' Cretaceous of central Qld. 
Degree: MSc
Contact: Phil Bell (in collaboration with Kronosaurus Korner)

Soft tissue origins of the mammalian middle ear
Degree: PhD
Contact: Stephen Wroe

Find out more information about Research Opportunities.

Volunteers

Lightning Ridge Dinosaur and Fossil Dig

Join us for 6 days of digs and exploration at one of Australia's richest dinosaur sites! You will be spoiled with a diverse experience on the extraordinary opal fields of Lightning Ridge in northcentral NSW.

Offered in conjunction with the Australian Opal Centre and Australian Geographic, this incredible experience is available to the first 40 applicants (age 18+).

When: 17-22 and 24-29 August 2015.

Where: Lightning Ridge, NSW

Cost: AU$1,980 p/p (includes all activities and most meals)

Download the Information and Application form.

To find out more, call Amelia on 0467 974 018 or email dig@australianopalcentre.com

Jobs at UNE

For Postdoctoral and Research Assistant opportunities in the Palaeoscience Research Centre visit UNE Current Vacancies.

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Palaeoscience Research Centre
University of New England
Armidale NSW 2351
Australia

email: palaeoscience@une.edu.au