The Freedman Lab is welcoming applications for a PhD student to support a NSF-funded project to improve predictions of soil microbial functions with novel soil sensing technology:

PhD Position inSoil BiogeochemistrySummary: Drs. Zac Freedmanand Erica Majumderat the Universityof Wisconsin-Madisonarerecruiting a PhD student to start in Spring, Summer or Fall2023. This student will be supported by a National Science Foundation-funded project to improve predictions of soil microbial functions across space and time with novel soil sensing technology.Competitive applicants willhave a strong interest in soilecology,biogeochemistry, metabolomics,or a related fieldas well as a commitment to contributing toa collaborative, inclusiveand funlearning environment.

Some experiencewith assessments of soilmicrobial functions,metabolomics, and/orcomfort with statistical modelingusing Ris preferred.Tuition Waiver and Stipend: The selected applicantwill be appointed as a Graduate Research Assistant with a stipend of at least $26,309per year plus health benefits and tuition remission.

To Apply: Interestedstudents should submit an applicationto the Soil Science Graduate Program (GRE not required) within the UW-Madison Graduate School( Prior to applying, interested students are strongly advised to e-mail Dr. Zac Freedman at with the following information:1) a CV, 2) a one-page personal statement describing your scientific interests and career objectives, 3) transcripts (unofficial is OK),and 4)contact information for twoorthreereferences. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position isfilled.University and Community: UW-Madison has a strong culture of collaboration across fields, and the selected graduate student will interact with researchers from diverse fields, including microbiology, ecology, agronomy and environmental studies.

The university ranks consistently among the top research universities in the United States. Total student enrollment is 43,000 of which approximately 12,000 are graduate and professional students, and there are over 2,000 faculty. UW-Madison is an exciting place to learn and conduct research! The city of Madison ranks as one of the most attractive places in the U.S. to live and work. For information about the campus and city, please see

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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