Graduate Assistantship Positions in Climate Change, North Dakota State University, United States

Expires on: 03/01/2024


We’re seeking a passionate student to investigate the success of new Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) seedings under diverse climate conditions at the USDA-ARS stations near Mandan and Streeter, ND, and Sidney, MN. The CRP plays a crucial role in protecting soil health, reducing erosion, and enhancing wildlife habitat. This research will help develop vital tools that aid the USDA-FSA and NRCS better implement CRP plantings, ensuring their continued success in a changing climate. The project will involve fairly extensive fieldwork during the summers and may include greenhouse work during all seasons. Summer housing will be provided, though this position will still involve travel to and from different field sites.

Pay: $21,000/yr + Tuituion Waiver

Start Date: Early to Late May 2024


  1. Design and conduct field and greenhouse experiments.
  2. Collect and analyze data using advanced statistical methods.
  3. Contribute to the development of decision-support tools for USDA-FSA and NRCS.
  4. Present research findings at conferences and prepare manuscripts for publication.


  • Bachelor’s degree in range science, ecology, biology, agronomy, or a related field (preferred).
  • Strong academic record and a demonstrated interest in field research.
  • Evidence of excellent written and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel and work outdoors in various weather conditions.

To Apply:

Email Kevin Sedivec ( with the following:

  1. A cover letter describing your background, qualifications, research interests, and available start date
  2. Academic CV
  3. Academic transcripts (unofficial are fine)
  4.  Contact information for 3 professional references

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