| University of Nebraska, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, announces the availability of a M.Sc. or Ph.D. graduate research assistantship in Soil Science starting May or summer 2017. Applicant must have a Bachelor’s or M.Sc. degree in the field of agriculture, preferably soil science. The student will evaluate how grazing and baling of cover crops affect soil ecosystem services across various sites in Nebraska. He or she will assess cover crop effects on soil physical, chemical, and biological properties, water and wind erosion, soil fertility, greenhouse gas emissions, crop yields, and economics of cover crops. The project will be executed across various farmers’ fields and research sites. The outcomes of this project will be a better understanding of the implications of cattle grazing or harvesting of cover crops on soils and crop yields for different soil types and crop rotations. |
The graduate student must have strong writing skills. The student will collect and analyze field and laboratory data and then publish results in peer-reviewed journal articles. This person will also assist with the dissemination of research results through field days, conferences, social media, and others. An annual stipend will be provided and up to 12 credit hours per semester of tuition will be waived. To apply email a single pdf file containing letter of interest, CV, transcripts, and contact information of three references to: Dr. Humberto Blanco (email@example.com), 402.472.1510. Please visit http://www.unl.edu/gradstudies/ for admission protocols.
Qualifications: B.S. or M.Sc. degree with appropriate academic credentials. The qualifying degree must be completed before the GRA start date.
Current Stipend: Graduate Research Assistantship Stipend: M.S. Student: Annual Basis - $24,120 Ph.D. Student: Annual Basis - $25,980 Tuition Waiver: A tuition waiver of up to 12 credit hours per semester and 12 credit hours during summer sessions is provided with the GRA.
Health Insurance: Students on assistantships are provided health insurance at a reduced rate. GRA Availability: May or summer 2017