MS or PhD Position in Soil Microbiology and Biogeochemistry
Summary: Dr. Thea Whitman in the Department of Soil Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is recruiting an MS or PhD student to start in the fall semester of 2023. This student will be supported by a National Science Foundation-funded project to investigate fire-adaptive traits in soil microbes and post-fire biogeochemistry. Competitive applicants will have a strong interest in soil science, microbiology, and biogeochemistry and an undergraduate degree (for an MS position) or MS degree (for a PhD position) in these or related fields. Previous research experience or coursework related to these topics, as well as a commitment to contributing to a collaborative and inclusive academic environment, are valued.
Stipend, Benefits, and Tuition Waiver: The selected applicant will be appointed as a Graduate Research Assistant with a stipend of at least $26,309 per year plus health benefits and tuition remission.
To Apply: Interested students should submit an application to the Soil Science Graduate Program (GRE not required) within the UW-Madison Graduate School (https://grad.wisc.edu/apply/). Review of applications will begin after January 5 and will continue until the position is filled.
Departmental Program: The Department of Soil Science at UW-Madison has a long history and is a vibrant place to work today. Programs are designed to improve basic understanding and practical management of soil resources in natural, agricultural, and urban ecosystems, and to serve local, state, national, and global interests. Further information about the graduate program in our department can be found here: https://soils.wisc.edu/academics/graduate/
University and Community: UW-Madison has a strong culture of collaboration across fields, and the selected graduate student will interact with researchers from diverse fields, including microbiology, ecology, agronomy and environmental studies. The university ranks consistently among the top research universities in the United States. Total student enrollment is 43,000 of which approximately 12,000 are graduate and professional students, and there are over 2,000 faculty. UW-Madison is an exciting place to learn and conduct research! The city of Madison ranks as one of the most attractive places in the U.S. to live and work. For information about the campus and city, please see http://www.wisc.edu/about/
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