One graduate research assistantship is available to pursue a M.S. in Entomology at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND with a preferred start date of January 2022. The graduate student will conduct greenhouse and field experiments to test how the diversity of root-associated AMF (arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi) impacts pest aphids and growth and physiology of field pea plants. The graduate research assistant will: establish and maintain field/greenhouse/lab studies; collect and maintain data; analyze research results; present research results (including verbal presentations to growers and scientists); prepare reports; write journal article(s); and prepare a thesis. This half-time assistantship will provide a stipend ($20,000 per year) and a full tuition waiver.
Prospective students should have a Bachelor’s degree in entomology, biology, ecology, plant sciences, or other closely related field. Desired qualifications include: excellent oral and written communication skills, background in entomology and/or plant sciences, experience with microbiology and/or molecular techniques, field research experience, quantitative/statistical skills, and an interest in ecologically-based pest management and plant production. Other highly desirable qualities include: ability to work independently and as part of a team, attention to detail, organizational skills, and motivation to troubleshoot issues. The candidate must possess a valid U.S. driver’s license or be willing and able to obtain one. Candidates must also meet the admission requirements of NDSU's Graduate School and the School of Natural Resource Sciences / Department of Entomology. Applications to NDSU Graduate School are submitted at http://www.ndsu.edu/gradschool/, but prior to applying, prospective students should contact Dr. Prischmann-Voldseth (contact information below) and provide a cover letter (explaining their interest in the position and how their skills/experience meet the desired qualifications), resume/CV, and any relevant test scores (TOEFL, GRE, etc.). Preference will be given to students with GRE scores (quantitative, verbal, and writing) above the 50th percentile. Enquiries / applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Women and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, parental status, or status as a protected veteran.
NDSU is a highly regarded and often recognized student-focused, land-grant, research institution. With a land-grant mission to provide quality education, leading-edge research and excellent service, NDSU is acknowledged as a national leader among its peers, and seen by many as a model for success.
NDSU was named by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education to the elite "Research University/Very High Research" category, which represents the 108 top-ranked private and public universities in the United States. NDSU is the first and only North Dakota institution to attain the status.
NDSU offers more than 100 undergraduate and approximately 135 graduate degree programs of study in nine academic colleges. Degrees are awarded at the doctoral, master’s, professional, and baccalaureate levels. Various undergraduate minors and certificate programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels also are available. Programs offered at the time of this publication are listed in the Programs of Study section of this bulletin or may be viewed online at www.ndsu.edu/majors.
NDSU has experienced a remarkable period of growth and expanded academic opportunities, and it is reco...gnized as a national model of the contemporary land-grant institution. NDSU has an enrollment of more than 14,700 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs, and its research expenditures surpass $150 million annually.
The home of NDSU, Fargo is a bustling metropolitan area that is often listed as one of the best places to live in the country. Fargo is quietly earning a reputation as a perfect place to make a home. Nestled in the rich farmlands of the Red River Valley, the Fargo-Moorhead community has many qualities that contribute to this reputation, including a highly respected educational system; advanced medical technology; a progressive business community; numerous cultural and arts opportunities; clean air and water; and good-hearted, friendly people.
Fargo-Moorhead is among the largest metropolitan centers between Minneapolis and Seattle. More than 200,000 people make their home in Cass and Clay Counties. One of the reasons people choose NDSU as a place to get a good education is that the F-M community provides students access to part-time jobs, internships, parks and other recreational facilities, entertainment, and cultural amenities.
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