Two PhD research assistantships are available at Tennessee Tech University to study nutrient cycling and water quality improvement within agricultural wetlands. This work is part of a large multi-university and interdisciplinary project assessing the structural and functional recovery of wetlands transitioning from agricultural fields. Study sites are located across Tennessee and Kentucky. This research will focus on nitrogen and phosphorus cycling at scales from core incubations to whole wetland measurements. Understanding factors regulating denitrification will comprise a large component of one student’s research.
Qualifications: M.S. in aquatic or wetland ecology, biogeochemistry, hydrology, environmental science, or closely related field at time of enrollment, with minimum GPA of 3.0.
Salary: $21,000 per year plus tuition and fees.
Interested applicants should send (1) a cover letter describing experience and goals, (2) CV, (3) unofficial transcripts and GRE scores, and (4) contact information of two individuals familiar with research/academic performance to Dr. Justin Murdock at email@example.com. Position start date is January 2019. Applications will be reviewed as received.