A PhD assistantship is available in the Department of Horticulture and 
Landscape Architecture (HLA) at Purdue University. The assistantship 
provides tuition, monthly stipend, and health benefits. The project is a 
collaboration between HLA and the Department of Earth and Atmospheric 
Science. The successful student will utilize stable isotopes to 
determine sources of nitrogen loss from container growing systems, 
including nitrification, volatilization, and immobilization. The 
successful candidate should have a good background in chemistry and 
preferably plant biology or similar disciplines. the student will manage 
his/her research project, conduct field, greenhouse, and laboratory 
studies, collect and statistically analyze data, effectively communicate 
orally and in writing, and publish results in grant and industry 
reports, and peer-reviewed journals. The ability to work with others in 
a team-oriented environment is essential. Applicants should have a BS 
degree from an accredited institution. Preference will be given to 
applicants with a degree in plant science with a strong chemistry 
background or interest in environmental chemistry.

Qualified applicants should file application on line which is found at 
the following link:

Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture link:

More information about the Purdue University graduate programs:

Interested candidates should contact Dr. Mike Mickelbart 
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Greg Michalski
Assistant Professor
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Purdue University