PhD with the focus on soil fertility and nutrient management in cotton and cover cropping systems

Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) for a full-time PhD student is available at Clemson University. The GRA includes tuition waiver, health insurance and an annual stipend. Candidate can start Summer 2019 or Fall 2019.

We are looking for a highly motivated applicant with strong interest in field plot research and enthusiasm to work and interact in an international scientific environment. The applicant should have excellent writing and oral communication skills and the ability to work independently and as a part of a team. Ideal candidate will have prior degree(s) in agriculture or related discipline. Candidate with field and lab research experience in soil chemistry, agronomy, or microbiology will be preferred. The applicant should be a quick learner, have good time management skills, and pay attention to details. Pro-activeness is an asset.

Various research projects are available with the focus on soil fertility and nutrient management in cotton and cover cropping systems. Student will have his/her own project to work on and in addition, will assist with other projects. Student will complete the coursework on Clemson's main campus but the research will be conducted at Edisto Research and Education Center in Blackville, SC, one of Clemson's off-campus research sites. Housing at Edisto REC will be provided.

The candidate will present his/her research work as oral presentations and posters at scientific meetings, seminars, and workshops. In addition, the candidate will be required to publish peer-reviewed journal articles.

Send a single pdf of CV, GRE/TOEFL scores, a summary of relevant experience and career goals, and contact details for three references to:

Dr. Bhupinder S. Farmaha
Assistant Professor, Nutrient Management Specialist
Department of Plant & Environmental Sciences, Clemson University
Edisto Research & Education Center
64 Research Road
Blackville, South Carolina 29817

Candidates will be required to formally apply to and be accepted by the Clemson University Graduate School (

posted: 21 May 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.