How to Join Us

Updatetime: 2015-06-26

l        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 take the entrance examinations (three subjects respectively).

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:

2 The Origin and Evolution of Early Life on Earth

2 Evolutionary Palaeontology

2 Chronostratigraphy

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

2 Palaeoecology, Palaeogeography and Palaeoclimatology

2  Molecular Palaeobiology

2 Geobiology

2 Co–evolution of Life and Environment in deep time

2 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).  

l        Program for Visiting Scientists

Relevant information is available at the following web site:

Interested applicants also can contact us for more information using the following address.

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

Recent PhDs 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.

We also would appreciate your recommendation of any capable candidates. Let us know.


l        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