Ph.D. Assistantship in Ecophysiology at Mississippi State University
A three year Ph.D. assistantship is available in the ecophysiology lab of Dr. Heidi Renninger in the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University. The research will focus on the physiological comparison (photosynthesis, water use, leaf nitrogen etc.) of short rotation woody crops in the Populus genus (P. deltoides and hybrid poplars) and is part of a USDA funded project. The ideal candidate should have an M.S. degree in a comparable area and have both field- and laboratory-based research experience. A valid driver’s license is also required. The start date is August, 2019 (potentially January, 2020) with some flexibility. The assistantship includes a stipend, full tuition waiver and health insurance. More information about the graduate school at Mississippi State University can be found here: http://www.grad.msstate.edu/. To learn more about the position, please contact Heidi Renninger (Heidi.Renninger@msstate.edu). Applicants should send 1) a cover letter stating their research interest, goals and background, 2) unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, 3) a resume/CV, and 4) contact information for 3 professional references to Dr. Renninger (Heidi.Renninger@msstate.edu) prior to submitting an online application to Mississippi State University. Review of applications will begin on April, 30th 2019 and continue until a suitable applicant is found.