The soil ecology lab at Wright State University is seeking an MSc student to join our laboratory in the Department of Biological Sciences. Research will focus on examining the role of root architecture for structuring the soil microbiome in a greenhouse experiment.

The duties of this position will include maintaining the greenhouse experiment, measuring root traits, sampling of plant roots and soil, processing plant and soil samples, and analyzing different types of data including plant and microbial data. The position is fully funded through a combination of graduate research and teaching assistantships. The current stipend is approximately $21K on a 12-month basis. Requirements of degree and other information can be found at theĀ Master of Science in Biological Sciences program. The student may start as early as Summer semester 2022 but no later than Fall semester 2022.

Competitive candidates for this position will have a B.S. degree in environmental science, biological science or closely related discipline, proficiency in written and oral communication, and interest and/or experience in field and laboratory research. Previous research experience is desired but not required. The Rua lab is committed to recruiting, supporting, and mentoring members of diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Applicants are encouraged to address how they will support and contribute to our efforts build and maintain a diverse and inclusive research team.

Interested students should email 1) a brief statement of their research interests and long-term career goals, 2) a resume/CV, and 3) (unofficial) transcripts to: Megan Rua, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, email: megan.rua@wright.edu. The GRE is not required. Applications are considered on a rolling basis, however, to be considered for university

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