Applications are open for a PhD project seeking to identify fundamental changes in soil biological communities due to changes in farming systems over the past two decades.
Come join an exciting new research project that seeks to discover how changes in land management over the past two decades have affected soil health and plant performance. Capitalising on an archive of well over 10,000 soil DNA samples collected from cropping paddocks across the nation, over more than 20 years, and through glasshouse and field trials, this project seeks to identify fundamental changes in soil biological communities due to changes in farming systems over the past two decades. We are looking to recruit a PhD student to work on this exciting, well-funded, project. The successful applicant will have scope to develop a project that focuses on molecular ecology and/or plant phenomics. The student will be well-supported, with a generous stipend and project operating budget.
The Microbiome Project scholarship funded by the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment to support a full-time PhD student who undertaking research in soil ecology and sustainability.
Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia who are acceptable as candidates for a PhD degree at the University of Adelaide.
The scholarship will be for 3 years and has a stipend of $34,000 per annum.
It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval.
For more information and to apply, visit: https://scholarships.adelaide.edu.au/Scholarships/postgraduate-research/faculty-of-sciences-engineering-and-technology-set/microbiome