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:


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Interested candidates should contact Dr. Mike Mickelbart ([log in to unmask])


Greg Michalski
Assistant Professor
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Purdue University