Graduate Research Assistantship

Focal Area: Other
Institution Name: Department of Agronomy, Crop, Soil, and Range Sciences- Kansas State University
Terminal Degree:
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Stiped: $22,371/year
Start Date: 6/1/2014
Application Deadline:

A graduate research assistantship is available for a project that will characterize nutrient stratification and quantify nutrient use efficiency with the addition of cover crops following wheat in a no-till wheat- sorghum-soybean cropping system. The research will involve applied field studies evaluating nutrient stratification, nitrous oxide losses, N uptake, biomass production, and grain production in relation to N supply and cover crops. The student will oversee all aspects of field and laboratory tasks related to this study and will work as part of a collaborative team investigating nutrient management, soil fertility and cropping system related issues. Candidate will complete coursework necessary for a Master of Science degree in Agronomy with a thesis topic related to nutrient use efficiency.

B.S. degree in Agronomy, Soil Science, Crop Science, or related discipline. Interest/knowledge/experience in production agriculture and strong problem solving skills are highly desirable for this position. Demonstrated excellence in course work, good written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work as a team member are also required.

Minimum annual stipend is $22,371 with health insurance available. Graduate Research Assistants are considered Kansas residents for tuition purposes and are responsible for paying tuition and fees.

How to Apply
Applicants should send a statement of educational and career objectives, resume, transcripts (plus TOFEL scores for international applicants), and three references to:

Dr. Peter Tomlinson
Assistant Professor
2004 Throckmorton Plant Sciences Center
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-3198 / 785-477-2389 (mobile);

Further information about graduate studies at KSU Department of Agronomy can be found at:

Application Deadline
Screening of applications will continue until position is filled.

For additional information, contact Dr. Peter Tomlinson at or 785-532-3198

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