MS research assistantship — Rangeland Soil Ecology

Position Description

A graduate research assistantship (Masters level) is available in the

Department of Soil Science, School of Natural Resource Sciences at North

Dakota State University. The student will focus on soil ecology, nutrient

cycling, and aboveground-belowground relationships in a rangeland system,

and in response to vegetation treatments (such as fire and livestock

grazing). The research will be conducted at the Central Grasslands Research

and Extension Center (CGREC) in Streeter, ND, but the position will be based

at the NDSU campus in Fargo, ND. The project will integrate with

interdisciplinary projects at CGREC examining vegetation ecology, livestock

production, wildlife and pollinator habitat, and fire behavior.


Qualified applicants will have a strong academic record in the natural

sciences, excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to

work in a team and independently, and the ability to spend substantial time

at CGREC. The most competitive applicants will have prior experience with

research and data analysis, preferably in the areas of soil, plant, or

rangeland ecology.

To apply

Submit one document (word or PDF) that includes 1) a cover letter explaining

your background, qualifications, and why you are interested in the position,

2) curriculum vitae, 3) transcripts (unofficial), and 4) contact information

for three professional references to Incomplete

applications will not be considered. Screening will begin immediately

Salary: $17,000 annually, plus full tuition waiver

Location: Fargo, ND (NDSU main campus) and Streeter, ND (CGREC,

Contact: Caley Gasch, Assistant Professor of Soil Health, Department of Soil