PhD Position Available in Plant-Microbial Interactions

A PhD position is available in the lab of Dr. Edward Brzostek
( in the Department of Biology at West Virginia University starting in the summer/fall of 2018.  This PhD opportunity will focus on developing predictive models of the extent to which plant-microbial interactions impact the production and sustainability of bioenergy crops.  The PhD student will work in conjunction with a multidisciplinary team of scientists as part of the Sustainability Theme in the new U.S. Department of Energy-funded Bioenergy Research Center (BRC), the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI;  Prospective applicants with backgrounds and interests in agricultural ecology, microbial ecology and biogeochemistry are encouraged to apply.  As part of the CABBI award to WVU, there is competitive fellowship support for qualified applicants to this position.  More detailed information about the WVU Biology graduate student program is available at  The deadline for applications is January 1st, 2018. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Edward Brzostek ( prior to submitting an application to WVU.