University of Kentucky
Location of Position (City): 
Princeton and Lexington
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Deadline to Apply: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Removal Date: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

The Plant and Soil Science Department at the University of Kentucky (UK) is recruiting a highly motivated Ph.D. graduate student in Soil Science available as soon as Spring 2022. The candidate will engage in an interdisciplinary research project designed to better understand, and ameliorate, subsoil hostility to carbon sequestration. This project will involve elements of subsoil surface and solution chemistry, mineralogy, and microbiology. The research assistantship includes tuition waiver, health insurance, and an annual stipend of $21,000.

The applicant must have an M.S. degree in soil science, especially soil chemistry, pedology, and/or soil fertility. Training/experience in field plant science (agronomy) is highly desired. Preference will be given to candidates with both research and modeling experience, strong academic performance, and excellent oral and written communication skills. The student will be expected to publish findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals and participate in professional meetings. There is also the opportunity to gain teaching experience as a teaching assistant. Interested applicants should send their resume/vitae, a cover letter detailing their goals with regard to their graduate studies, and contact information for three to five references to Dr. John H. Grove (jgrove@uky.edu). Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
John H. Grove, Ph.D., Professor
UK Research & Education Center
348 University Drive
Princeton, KY 42445


Rebecca McCulley, Ph.D.
Department Chair
105 Plant Science Building
Lexington, KY 40546-0312

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