[ES_JOBS_NET] PhD opportunity at The University of Arizona

Blankinship, Joseph - (jblankinship) jblankinship at email.arizona.edu
Tue May 2 07:45:40 MDT 2017

PhD Opportunity at The University of Arizona

The Blankinship Laboratory of Biogeochemistry in the Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science at the University of Arizona is seeking a PhD student. The student will tackle challenges related to soil carbon (C) storage and soil health. The student will be expected to: 1) play a leadership role in a global data synthesis to unravel mechanisms of soil organic matter stabilization and destabilization, and 2) develop strategies and a scientific basis for field projects aiming to accelerate soil organic matter stabilization and improve soil health. The ideal student will have a strong passion for and a bachelor's and/or master's degree in soil science, biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, or a related field. The student should have strong data analysis skills, laboratory and/or field experience collecting environmental data, and excitement for connecting science to societal challenges.

The University of Arizona is located in beautiful Tucson near abundant field sites including the Catalina-Jemez Critical Zone Observatory, Santa Rita Experimental Range, Maricopa Agricultural Center, and Biosphere II. To apply, please send a: 1) letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for three references to jblankinship at email.arizona.edu<mailto:jblankinship at email.arizona.edu>. Please type "Soil Carbon PhD Opportunity" in the subject line. The deadline for applications is May 5 with a preferred start date on or before August 1. For more information, please contact Dr. Joseph Blankinship at the email address above.

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