A graduate assistantship (Ph.D.) is available for a student interested in studying organic vegetable production in the Department of Horticulture at Purdue University. Research will focus on the relationship between soil-improving management practices and tomato varieties on plant health and productivity. The research is part of a larger multidisciplinary project, so the selected student should be prepared to interact with a diverse group of faculty and students from multiple departments within the College of Agriculture.
Applicants should have a strong academic record, prior field and lab experience, and a demonstrated interest in organic and sustainable agriculture. For more information about this opportunity, contact Lori Hoagland, via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please provide a cover letter outlining research interests, professional goals and prior experience; a resume or CV; and, contact information for least 3 references.