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M.Sc., Ph.D., and Postdoctoral Programs

NIGPAS offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree-granting programs and a postdoctoral program in palaeontology, stratigraphy, and geobiology. Undergraduate students or M.Sc. holders who are interested in applying for M.Sc. or Ph.D. programs are warmly welcome and are required to receive the acceptance letter of relevant experts in our institute and submit applications online as well .The programs are from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) and the admission of students are enrolled in the UCAS . The application time is around January and February every year. The Link is as follows:

Call for 2023 Master's Programs for International Students (UCAS):

Call for 2023 Doctoral Programs for International Students (UCAS):

The postdoctoral program is open to young scientists worldwide who hold a Ph.D. degree and are under the age of 40. All Ph.D. holders of geology and related subjects who are interested in collaborating with staff members of NIGPAS are encouraged to contact us to start a new life at NIGPAS. The main research areas of our Institute include:

The Origin and Evolution of Early Life on Earth

Evolutionary Palaeontology


Systematic Palaeontology (of all invertebrate fossil groups and fossil plants)

Paleoecology, Paleogeography and Paleoclimatology

Molecular Paleobiology


Co-evolution of Life and Environment in deep time 

Applied Palaeontology and Stratigraphy

Interested applicants may contact relevant experts of our Institute or the particular office for foreign affairs of NIGPAS for more information (see contact information below).


Faculty Positions (3-5 yearly) Open: Applications invited

Recent Ph.D. holders and experienced scientists of various career levels, with research capabilities potentially enhancing or supplementing the current programs at NIGPAS (please refer to, are invited to apply for our faculty positions. Interested persons are encouraged to send a letter of enquiry to the contact information below.


Recruitment for Senior Faculty Positions

As one of the academic leaders, successful applicant will be responsible to establish a research program in palaeontology and related fields that will complement or enhance the institute current research programs. Interdisciplinary approaches are especially encouraged.

The applicant should have a demonstrable track record and abilities to develop an advanced research program in palaeontology and related areas. A Ph.D. degree and former appointment at a senior level in universities or other academic institutions are required. A minimum of three years full time commitment is required for this position.

For successful applicants, the institute will provide a start-up research grant (negotiable amount), necessary lab and office space, and supporting staff.

We also would appreciate your recommendation of any capable candidates. Please contact us.

Contact us

For comments and suggestions, please contact:

Office of Foreign Affairs

Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, CAS

39 East Beijing Road, Nanjing 210008, P.R. China

Phone: 0086 25 83282105 Fax: 0086 25 83357026