PhD Positions Available: Arctic Biogeochemistry and Soil Ecology - University of Toledo

Date: 
16 August 2019

PhD Positions Available
Arctic Biogeochemistry and Soil Ecology
University of Toledo
Toledo, Ohio

Application deadline: 15 October 2019

For more information, go to:
http://www.eeescience.utoledo.edu/Faculty/weintraub/Opportunities.htm

For questions, contact:
Michael Weintraub
Email: michael.weintraub [at] utoledo.edu


The Ecosystem and Soil Ecology Laboratory at the University of Toledo invites applications for PhD positions in Arctic biogeochemistry and soil ecology, focusing on the controls on decomposition and nutrient cycling in Arctic tundra soils. These positions will be located in Toledo, Ohio, and will start in January 2020.

Successful applicants will be expected to develop projects combining Arctic field research with lab and data analysis approaches, and to collaborate with research partners from other academic institutions. Projects include the potential for Arctic fieldwork and opportunities to present at national and international conferences.

Recruiters are particularly interested in candidates with an interest in the following projects:

  • Temperature controls on microbial decomposition and soil respiration, as part of projects studying microbial control of litter decay and winter snow depth as a driver of microbial activity, nutrient cycling, tree growth, and treeline advance in the Arctic; and

  • Biological and geochemical controls on soil phosphorus availability to plants and soil microbes, as part of a new project on biological and geochemical controls on phosphorus bioavailability in Arctic tundra.

Further information about these positions can be obtained from Michael Weintraub (michael.weintraub [at] utoledo.edu). Including a letter of interest and curriculum vitae with your email will be beneficial to the conversation.

Applicants should have relevant research experience and a Master’s degree or equivalent in ecology, soil science, environmental science, or a closely related field. Potential students will need to apply to the Department of Environmental Sciences at The University of Toledo.

Application deadline: 15 October 2019

For more information, go to:
http://www.eeescience.utoledo.edu/Faculty/weintraub/Opportunities.htm

For questions, contact:
Michael Weintraub
Email: michael.weintraub [at] utoledo.edu