Graduate student

Location
Logan, Utah
Salary
Graduate Research Assistantship
Posted
Apr 02, 2018
Closes
Jun 02, 2018
Employment Type
Part time

The Invasive Plant Science Lab, (Utah State University, Logan, UT) is seeking a graduate student with strong research skills and an interest in invasive plants in rangelands. The project will focus on the use of a variety of tactics for controlling an invasive annual grass. This position supports an interdisciplinary effort that aims to develop improved approaches to manage medusahead, which is becoming increasingly problematic in the Intermountain West of the United States. Responsibilities are as follows:  assist with data collection and analysis of field-based research, contribute to the preparation of reports, articles, and associated project deliverables and assist the PI with project integration/coordination with collaborators. In addition to contributing to the project described above, the incumbent will be encouraged to pursue other, complementary research.  We seek candidates with: 1) strong quantitative and statistical skills, 2) demonstrated research excellence and 3) strong oral and written communication skills. Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests and expertise complement the research project but outstanding applicants looking to broaden their field of interest will also be seriously considered. A degree in ecology, rangeland ecology, weed science, plant biology, or a related field is required. A graduate research assistantship is available for up to 2 years. The position is available immediately, with a preferred start date of late spring or early summer 2018. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and names and addresses of three references as email attachments (pdf or word formats) to Steve Young at steve.young@usu.edu. For earliest consideration, apply by April 15, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Utah State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/ADA Employer.

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