Graduate Student Position

Focal Area: Other
Institution Name: University of Alberta
Terminal Degree: MSc
Stiped: CAD 19000
Start Date:
Application Deadline: 5/1/2014

Project Title: Soil and Root Responses to Control Traffic Management in Croplands

Supervisors: Dr. Guillermo, Hernandez Ramirez (Assistant Professor). Department Renewable Resources.

Project Description:
Control traffic is a farming system that establishes specific tramlines in croplands for the recurrent operation of agricultural machinery. This can be seen as a step beyond no-tillage management and as an improved practice towards precision agriculture.

I am seeking a responsible student interested in the project.

Initial Requirements:
Knowledge of soils and roots,
Proactive and flexible,
Willingness to undertake scientific approaches, to engage data analyses and to develop scientific writing skills.

Other Assests:
A teamwork attitude--ability to work independently and with others,
A desire to present results in public,
A 3.5 GPA or better, and
A valid driver's license and clean driving record/abstract

Field summer work will be in several farms across Alberta. Lab work will involve instrumentation to describe soil and root responses.

Please e-mail transcripts (scanned unofficial copy), CV, a letter describing any research experience and interests (1-page), and two references.

Annual Stipend: CAD 19000

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