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Five funded Ph.D. student positions available at UC Merced – for Fall 2014

We have Ph.D. student positions available in UC Merced for work in:
(a) a project investigating the effect of fire on soil structure and organic matter dynamics (for more information see UCM student position – fire and agg ), and
b) four Ph.D. student positions in the Southern Sierra Critical Zone observatory project in projects spanning hydrology, microbiology, biogeochemistry and geochemistry (for more information see SSCZO student positions ad 2013a_AAB_SCH).

Students with a MSc in Soil Science, Hydrology, Geology, or related fields, or candidates with research experience in these areas are strongly encouraged to apply. The application deadline for graduate studies at UC Merced is January 15, 2014. After the deadline potential students should directly contact Prof. Berhe or other members of the Environmental Systems graduate group over email.

Opportunities to join our group


  • Applications for  graduate study at UC Merced are due mid January every year. Please contact Asmeret before submitting an application to join our group.
  • Applications for a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship are due typically in November of each year. Please contact Asmeret as soon as possible if you are interested in submitting an application to join our group.
  • We occasionally have openings for postdoctoral scholar, research associate, technician or undergraduate student positions. To inquire about possibility for joining our group please send an e-mail with your CV and brief description of your research interests to Prof. Asmeret Asefaw Berhe at aaberhe(at)ucmerced(dot)edu.
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