University of Kentucky
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Deadline to Apply: 
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Removal Date: 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The Plant and Soil Science Department at the University of Kentucky (UK) is recruiting a highly motivated Ph.D. graduate student in the Soil and Water Quality Lab available as soon as Fall 2021.  The candidate will engage in an interdisciplinary research project involving evaluation of soil health parameters related to agricultural runoff under no-till cover crop management.  The successful candidate will be joining a collaborative team of a dozen research and outreach personnel involved in long-term, edge-of-field water quality monitoring projects in western Kentucky wetlands and agricultural fields.  This project involves elements of multispectral imagery, soil and surface water quality parameters and cover crops. The research assistantship includes tuition waiver, health insurance, and an annual stipend of $21,000.              

The applicant must have a M.S. degree in soil science, geological science, chemistry, biology, environmental science, or a related field.  Preference will be given to candidates with research experience, strong academic performance, and excellent 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 CV, cover letter, and contact information for two or three references to Dr. Brad Lee (brad.lee@uky.edu).  Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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