Graduate Research Assistantships Available

Ph.D. Graduate Assistantship

The Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Kentucky is recruiting a highly motivated student for a PhD level research assistantship with Dr. Tsyusko to study toxicity and mechanisms of toxicity of nanotechnology-based agricultural fertilizers in soil invertebrates and soil microbial communities.

MS Graduate Assistantship: Roots and Soil Carbon

The Agroecosystem Nutrient Cycling Laboratory in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Kentucky is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated M.S. graduate student in soil science. The student will study the influence of continuous living roots on soil organic C storage in a long-term agroecosystem study. The student will collaborate with researchers in agroecology and rhizosphere science on this well-funded project.

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Soybean Eco-Physiology and Seed Quality

A postdoctoral researcher position is open at the Grain Crops Physiology Laboratory in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Kentucky (https://salmeronlab.weebly.com). The postdoctoral researcher will join an interdisciplinary team integrating aerial imaging technology with dynamic crop modeling to study genotype by environment by management interactions that enhance soybean productivity and seed composition.

Ph.D. Graduate Student Assistantship in Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition

Drs. Poffenbarger and Unrine at the University of Kentucky are recruiting a PhD student to study the assimilation and fate of N delivered using plant-activated fertilizer delivery agents. The student will work with a team of plant biologists, environmental scientists, ecologists, and engineers as part of this NSF-funded convergent research.

Ph.D. Graduate Student Assistantship in Soil Science

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.