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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 take the entrance examinations (two subjects respectively related to the particular specialities).  

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
  • Chronostratigraphy
  • Systematic Palaeontology (of all invertebrate fossil groups and fossil plants)
  • Palaeoecology, Palaeogeography and Palaeoclimatology
  • Molecular Palaeobiology
  • Geobiology
  • 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).  

Program for Visiting Scientists

Three types of fellowships, which are primarily funded by the PIFI program of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), are available for oversea scientists to conduct research and collaborations at NIGPAS. They are: 1) Distinguished fellows, 2) Visiting fellows, 3) Postdoctoral fellows. A similar fellowship program is also open to young scholars from Taiwan.  

Relevant information is available at the following web site:  

http://international-talent.cas.cn/front/index.html#/bicsite/pifiIntroduce/pifi (latest update on 2017-07-17)  

Interested applicants also can contact us for more information using the address at the end of the passages.  

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 http://english.nigpas.cas.cn/rh/rps/), 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. Let us know.  


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 Email: ngb@nigpas.ac.cn; chxzh@nigpas.ac.cn  


Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology Chinese Academy of Sciences
No.39 East Beijing Road ,Nanjing 210008, CHINA Phone: 0086-25-83282105 Fax: 0086-25-83357026 Email: ngb@nigpas.ac.cn