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Beca para estudiar física y microbiología de suelos en la Universidad de Tennessee,USA

Por cortesía del doctor José Luis Patoja PhD.(joseluispantoja@outloo),Plant Nutrition / Soil Management and Soil Fertility Specialist / CONSULTING, RESEARCH, AND WORKSHOPS, damos a conocer esta beca para estudiar física y microbiología de suelos en la Universidad de Tennessee, USA.

Dept. of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science
Graduate assistantship in soil physics and soil microbiology

Project description

We are seeking for one M.S. or Ph.D. student to work on a multidisciplinary project investigating the feedbacks between soil microbial activity, soil structure and hydrology. Research involves modeling the physical and biological controls on soil microbial activity and soil structure in agroecosystems in the States of Tennessee, Iowa and Illinois. Working environment includes both laboratory and field work at the University of Tennessee, as well as the potential to collaborate with scientists at Oak Ridge National Lab.


. Full tuition coverage.
. Health insurance.
. Monthly stipend.
. Research expenses coverage.
. Travel expenses to national and international meetings coverage.


The start date is Fall 2016 or Spring 2017, depending upon student admittance into the Graduate Program.

University description

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is the state’s flagship research institution, the campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. We are located in East Tennessee close to Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science comprises an energetic group of tenure-track, research, teaching and extension faculty; and >100 graduate and undergraduate students.

Qualifications to apply

A degree (B.S. or M.S.) in Soil Science, Hydrology, Environmental Engineering or a related field is required. A strong foundation in biogeochemistry, microbial ecology, soil physics or hydrology is preferred, and experience with quantitative modeling or isotope tracers is highly desired. This position requires working independently and constructively in teams through performing original research, meeting participation, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential.

Application requirements

. CV or resume.
. Letter of application describing your experience and qualifications.
. TOEFL scores for international students.
. GRE scores are highly recommended.
. Al least two letters or recommendation (in English) with contact information.


Sean M. Schaeffer, Ph.D.
Office: Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science, Office 207
Phone: +1(865) 974-7366
E-mail: sschaef5@utk.edu


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