A Ph.D. graduate research assistantship (Economic Development Assistantship) is available in the School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences, Louisiana State University. The successful applicant will conduct laboratory and field research to investigate physical and chemical properties of sugarcane residue-derived biochar and its agronomic and environmental impact as a soil amendment on sugarcane production. The person in this position will be responsible for conducting field and laboratory experiments, data analysis, presentation of research results, completing all coursework required for a Ph.D. degree, and writing a dissertation on the research topic. Applicants should have prior experience with analytical techniques related to soil and environmental chemistry, strong oral and written communication skills, and completed a M.S. degree in soil science with strong chemistry background and field experience. The selected applicant is expected to begin his or her program of study in summeror fall2014 semester. The position pays a stipend of $25,000/year plus tuition fee waiver.For further information regarding the graduate degree program and instructions for applying to Louisiana State University’s Graduate School, please visit http://gradlsu.gs.lsu.edu/.
Please contact Dr. Jim Wangat firstname.lastname@example.org 225-578-1360 for additional information and details.