Graduate Research Assistant Position (MS or PhD) in Soil Ecology
|Position:||The Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Sciences (BESS) at the University of Tennessee (UT) seeks one graduate student (MS or PhD level) to conduct research on microbial processing of soil organic carbon. The graduate student will study the response of soil microorganisms to changing environmental and climatic conditions. The project will involve fieldwork at Missouri Ozark Ameriflux (MOFLUX) site and laboratory experiments in BESS, UTK. Research will involve active collaborations with Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Environmental Sciences Division and Climate Change Science Institute. Occasional out of state travel and fieldwork are required and the travel expenses will be covered.|
|Responsibilities:||Fulfill degree requirements for the Environmental and Soil Science graduate program, and conduct research in a timely manner.|
|Requirements:||The candidate must have a B.S. degree in soil science, environmental science, ecology, microbiology, biology or a closely related field with demonstrated experience in field and/or laboratory soil microbiology research and strong written and oral communication skills. The project will require expertise in soil sampling, fieldwork, laboratory microcosm experiments, and statistical data analysis. Skills for nucleic acid extraction and sequencing, and analysis of microbial sequence data are desirable, but not required.|
|Salary:||The successful applicant will receive a tuition waiver, annual stipend and health insurance starting|
|Location:||University of Tennessee, Knoxville|
|To Apply:||Please email a CV, research statement, test scores and unofficial transcripts to Dr. Sindhu Jagadamma at firstname.lastname@example.org||
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