Division of
Natural and Applied Sciences

Two PhD Positions in Agricultural Ecology University of Kentucky 

The Gonthier lab in the Department of Entomology at the University of Kentucky is seeking two PhD students (or MS students) to conduct research in diversified vegetable production systems.  

As part of a multi-state USDA grant, the students will join a collaborative and interdisciplinary team focused on exploring practices that are organic compliant and minimize the harm from extreme weather events, pests, and diseases, while maximizing profitability. 
 
The students, with mentorship from Gonthier and other project personnel, will be responsible for the development and execution of agricultural field research, data management, statistical analysis, preparation of scientific products, and the preparation of online and in person outreach materials. 
 
Application review begins October 20th, 2023; Start date January 1st, 2024. If interested, please email a current CV to David Gonthier (Gonthier.david@uky.edu) with the subject line Climate-Pest Management  -your last name . 
 
For more information about research in the Gonthier lab, visit: http://gonthierdavid.wixsite.com/djgonthier.