Ph.D. Assistantship, University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
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Graduate Assistantships
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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.
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 ( Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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Chris Matocha
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