MS Assistantship Integrated Crop Livestock Systems, North Dakota State University – Fargo, ND

Agency
North Dakota State University
Location
Fargo, ND
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
$18,000/yr + tuition waiver
Start Date
05/15/2021
Last Date to Apply
04/15/2021
Description
A graduate research assistantship (MS) evaluating integrated crop livestock systems is available in the Animal Sciences Department at North Dakota State University. The primary objective of this study to assess the influence of grazing management strategies on environmental and economic parameters within an integrated crop livestock system. Specifically, the influence of stock density and forage utilization of grazing livestock on 1) soil physical, chemical and biological properties, 2) crop production, 3) livestock production and 4) economics. This project will provide valuable information about the effects of different grazing management strategies related to integrated crop livestock systems, assisting producers in making management decisions. Students will be part of an inter-disciplinary team and will have the opportunity to collaborate with other graduate students and faculty. To express interest, please email Miranda Meehan Miranda.Meehan@ndsu.edu with the following: 1) A cover letter describing your background, qualifications, research interests, and available start date 2) A CV 3) Academic transcripts (unofficial are fine) 4) Contact information for 3 professional references.
Qualifications
Preferred qualifications include enthusiasm, a strong academic record, and a desire to work at the interface of ecology and the livestock industry. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and a valid driver’s license. Evidence of excellent written and analytical skills, as well as an interest in field research will be a plus. Prospective students with a background in range science, ecology, animal sciences, or biology are encouraged to apply. The most competitive applicant’s will have multiple years of field experience including previous work with livestock, soil sampling methodologies and/or vegetation assessment methodologies.
Contact Person
Miranda Meehan
Contact Phone
7012199251
Contact eMail
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