The department of Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences at Auburn University is seeking a talented and motivated graduate student to pursue their PhD in the area of soil sciences, with an emphasis on nitrogen transformation in soils. A coupling of soil fertility and microbiology, this PhD assistantship will study the transformation of N in soils as affected by potential inhibitors. This work will involve both field and laboratory work, and the successful candidate must be comfortable in those environments.
Awarded MS degree in crop science, soil science, or similar. Applicable coursework in soil chemistry, soil fertility, and soil microbiology. Ability to work outdoors in a range of environments, but specifically high heat and humidity. The candidate must hold a US drivers license and have a clean driving record, and vehicle insurance. Must be available to start in summer, 2021.
About Auburn University
Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. For 23 consecutive years, Auburn has been ranked among the best of both public and private universities. In 2020, it was ranked 40th among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. An R1 institution, Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctoral degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. Its 2020 enrollment of 30,737 students includes 24,505 undergraduates and 6,232 graduate and professional students. Organized into thirteen academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,426 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, positive work environment, student engagement, and beautiful campus. Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples. For details, visit the following link: http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/facultyjobs/.
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