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Beca para estudiar un Ph.D. en suelos en la Universidad de Utah

Por cortesía del doctor José Luis Pantoja PhD., Investigador Prometeo de la Secretaría de Educación Superior, Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (SENESCYT) y colaborador de la Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas (ESPE), en el Departamento de Ciencias de la Vida y la Agricultura, les presentamos esta oferta de Beca para estudiar un Ph.D. en suelos en la Universidad de Utah

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
Plants, soil, and climate
Soil Science Graduate Assistantship

Description

The Plant, Soils and Climate Dept. at Utah State University is delighted to announce that we will award a four-year assistantship to the top Ph.D. applicant in Soil Science. This assistantship is part of a Presidential Doctoral Research Fellowship program. The successful applicant will study C storage and turnover, soil moisture dynamics and greenhouse gas emissions in dryland cropping systems in the arid West. We seek a motivated student with strong communication skills to explore the effects of compost on soil organic matter dynamics and C storage using a number of techniques such as sequential fractionations, mid-range infrared spectroscopy, and synchrotron-based spectroscopy. A background in chemistry or experience with soil analyses is preferred.

Benefits

Competitive stipend of $20,000 per year (each year for four years)
Health insurance.
Research expenses.
Support to attend regional and national conferences.
Full tuition award and fee remission (each year for four years).
Reserved spot at intensive grant-writing workshop.
Enrollment in Research Scholars certification program.
Spot in special training/presentation session at Graduate Research Symposium.
One-on-one support from Associate Vice President for graduate and undergraduate research.
Start date
August 2015.

Requirements

Transcripts of grades with GPA 3.5 (9/10).
GRE scores.
TOEFL scores for international students.
Resume or C.V.
Application letter.
At least three letters of recommendation with contact information.

Contact

Dr. Jennifer Reeve (jennifer.reeve@usu.edu).
Dr. Astrid Jacobson (astrid.jacobson@usu.edu).

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