|Type of position
|PhD- graduate research assistantship
|The Pennsylvania State University
|University Park, PA
|full benefits included
|Closing date of competition
|Date position available
|Description of duties
Cover crop mixture composition and its effects on ecosystem services.
We are seeking PhD applicants interested in agroecology and sustainable agriculture to begin a PhD program in PSU’s prestigious Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Ecology. The student will be investigating how the composition of cover crop mixtures influences their provisioning of ecosystem services. The student will be co-advised by Dr. Carolyn Lowry (Plant Science) and Dr. Jason Kaye (Ecosystem Science and Management) and will have the opportunity to be exposed to diverse training experiences including research methods in molecular and plant ecology, as well as soil biogeochemistry. Students will be a part of a large network of diverse researchers involved in PSU’s long-term cover crop cocktails project.
Applicants must be highly motivated, and have: 1) bachelor’s (but masters preferred) degree with strong academic record in agronomy, soil science, ecology, plant sciences or a related field; 2) strong written and oral communication skills; and 3) previous field/ greenhouse/lab research experience.
|Contact for additional information
|Dr. Carolyn Lowry: [email protected].
|First, applicants should send a cover letter stating research interests and experience, as well as a curriculum vitae including references
|Send applications to Dr. Carolyn Lowry: [email protected].