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Ph.D. Assistantship in Weed Physiology with Clemson University in Clemson, SC

Type of position Ph.D. Assistantship
Employer Clemson University
Location Clemson, SC
Salary $25,000 annual assistantship
Benefits Tuition and health insurance are covered.
Closing date of competition Applications are reviewed as received.
Date position available The position is available starting Spring/Fall 2022.
Description of duties
The Department of Plant & Environmental Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson SC, seeks applicants for PhD position to work in the area of weed stress physiology. 
The candidate will explore the role of phytochemicals in conferring stress resilience in weedy and ruderal plants. The research project involves: 

  • Investigate the herbicide-induced perturbations in cellular metabolism, and the associated changes in the physiology, biochemistry, and carbon partitioning in plants using imaging, biochemical and metabolomic approaches.
  • Incorporate and advance the biological pathway and network analysis to visualize stress-induced molecular interactions.
  • Elucidate the dynamicity of metabolic networks using stable isotope-labeled flux analysis.
The successful candidates will also have opportunities to investigate plant responses to other biotic/abiotic stressors to elucidate cellular physiology of stress tolerance in agricultural weeds.
 
The position is available starting Spring/Fall 2022.
 
Applications are reviewed as recived. 
 
Qualifications sought

Masters degree in plant physiology, molecular biology, weed science, or related fields. 

Contact for additional information Nishanth Tharayil (ntharay@clemson.edu)
Application procedure  
Submit what Please email the following to ntharay@clemson.edu
1) Cover letter highlighting the interest in the position.
2) Unofficial transcript
3) Resume with GRE scores
4) Contact information of three references.
Submit to Nishanth Tharayil (ntharay@clemson.edu)
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