Ph.D. Assistantship, University of Kentucky

Agency
University of Kentucky
Location
Lexington, Kentucky
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
$22,000
Start Date
08/01/2021
Last Date to Apply
06/01/2021
Website
https://ipss.ca.uky.edu/
Description
The Plant and Soil Science Department at the University of Kentucky (UK) is recruiting a highly motivated Ph.D. graduate student in the Environmental Soil Chemistry Lab. The candidate will engage in a research project funded by the USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative associated with abiotic and biological transformations of ammonium in diverse soils using a combination of wet chemical and advanced imaging/spectroscopic techniques (Attenuated total reflection-Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy, Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy-in collaboration with UK Microscopy Center, and NanoSIMS-in collaboration with EMSL at Richland, WA) to better understand the cycling of nitrogen.
Qualifications
The applicant must have a B.S. and/or M.S. degree in soil science, chemistry, geological science, biology, environmental science, or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates with research experience, strong academic performance, and excellent written communication skills. The student will be expected to publish findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals and participate in professional meetings. There is also the opportunity to gain teaching experience as a teaching assistant. Interested applicants should send their CV, cover letter, and contact information for two or three references to Dr. Chris Matocha (cjmato2@uky.edu). Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Contact Person
Chris Matocha
Contact eMail
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