PhD Assistantship–Pollinators and Fire in North Dakota

Agency
North Dakota State University
Location
North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
$24,000 + tuition waiver
Start Date
01/01/2021
Last Date to Apply
11/01/2020
Website
https://www.ndsu.edu/snrs/
Description
We are recruiting a student to help investigate how fire and grazing affect rangeland wildlife with an emphasis on insect pollinators. To do so, this student will investigate pollinators across management regimes in working rangelands that differ in their use of fire and grazing. The applicant will be part of a highly collaborative team consisting of numerous faculty and students. We expect this work will substantially improve our understanding of grassland pollinators and their conservation in multi-functional rangelands. There is freedom for the candidate to develop research in line with their interests in addition to current research questions that are in place.
Qualifications
Candidates must have a Bachler’s degree from an accredited university. A Master’s degree with relevant research experiences and outputs (papers, presentations, etc.) is preferred. The most competitive applicants will also have field experience including previous work with livestock, vegetation, and/or pollinators. Furthermore, the most competitive applicants should have experience with quantitative/statistical programs (i.e., ArcGIS, R statistical environment) and research methods. Students will be expected to work well independently and with a team. Evidence of written work may be requested during the interview process. Start date is negotiable. To apply submit one combined document (pdf or doc) to jason.harmon@ndsu.edu that includes: 1) a cover letter discussing your qualifications and future goals, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) transcripts (unofficial), 4) GRE scores (if available) and 5) contact information for three professional references. Reviews will begin as applications are received, but the positions will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. THIS POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL A CANDIDATE IS FOUND *For the right candidate, start dates could range from the beginning of the fall semester or sometime as far out as late spring 2021.
Contact Person
Jason Harmon
Contact eMail
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