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PhD Assistantship with Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA

Type of position Fully funded PhD position focusing on interactions among plant, soil organic matter, and microbial diversity
Employer Virginia Tech
Location Blacksburg, VA
Salary competitive
Benefits Fully funded PhD position with tuition covered.
Closing date of competition Open until filled
Date position available Jan 2021
Description of duties We are recruiting one PhD student into the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences at Virginia Tech. The assistantship is supported by an interdisciplinary project focusing on the linkages among plant diversity, soil processes, and the soil microbiome. The broad focus is understanding how interactions within the plant-soil-microbial system contribute to agroecosystem services. While the student will be expected to contribute to an interdisciplinary team, this assistantship is best suited for students interested in exploring plant-microbiome dynamics.
Qualifications sought Students with relevant experience will be considered for admission for Spring 2021. Preference will be given to those with an MS. 
Application procedure  
Submit what Please send a cover letter outlining your interests and experience along with a CV and contact information for three references to badgley@vt.edu to be evaluated by the project team (Brian Badgley, Brian Strahm, and Jacob Barney).
Submit to Brian Badgley – badgley@vt.edu
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