Ph.D. and M.S. Research Assistantships in Soil Nutrient Management and Water Quality
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Type: Full Time
2 openings available.
Ph.D. and M.S. graduate assistantships are available beginning January 2023 in the Soil Nutrient Management and Water Quality Lab in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Highly motivated students are sought for these positions. The students will work on the 4Rs of Nitrogen Management and evaluate their impact on optimizing crop production and nutrient use efficiency while reducing the negative impact of fertilizer use on the environment. The students will use a combination of laboratory and field experiments and perform soil, water and crop sampling and analysis to develop guidelines for the efficient use of nutrients derived from synthetic fertilizers and livestock manure. The students will have the opportunity to work with diverse research and extension teams investigating the impact of field-scale to farm-scale nutrient management on crop profitability and water quality in Nebraska and the region.
Interested applicants should send the CV, cover letter and transcripts (Plus TOFEL/IELTS scores for international students) to Dr. Javed Iqbal, email@example.com. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
MS (for PhD candidate) and BS (for MS candidate) degree in Soil Science, Agronomy, or a related discipline.
Demonstrated record of publications.
Comfortable working in field experiments and collecting soil, water and crop data.