Available Assistantships

Competitive assistantships are available in our program areas of research for outstanding candidates to thesis-based Master and Doctoral programs. Students on assistantships receive tuition and health insurance. University fees of approximately $2,550/year are the responsibility of the student.

Soil Science Graduate Assistantship

PhD Position for Soil based Climate Change Mitigation Strategies at North Carolina State University

We are seeking a highly motivated PhD graduate student interested in soilbased climate mitigation and resilience research at the lab and field scale. The individual will develop bio-physical-chemical mechanisms underlying soil carbon sequestration, nitrogen retention, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions mitigation from the use of soil amendments including biochar and composts. The research includes controlled lab studies (incubations, continually monitored GHG mesocosms) and analysis of soil samples from field experiments for soil physical and biochemical properties. In addition, the student will work on ongoing field studies focused on GHG emissions from amendment inputs within the long-term Farming Systems Research Unit and the Center for Environmental Farming System (CEFS) in Goldsboro NC.

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Soil Science Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Position in Agrometeorology for Soil-based Climate Change Mitigation Strategies at North Carolina State University

As part of the Climate Adaptation through Agriculture & Soil Management (CASM) initiative in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at NCSU, we are hiring a 2-year postdoctoral research position related to mitigating climate change through soil carbon sequestration and GHG emission reduction in agricultural systems.

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research associate to develop and expand the GHG program in the Sustainable Soils Lab. The successful candidate needs to demonstrate strong expertise in agrometeorological measurement of GHG emissions including eddy covariance techniques. This includes experience with field instrumentation maintenance (data loggers, soil sensors etc.) and management of large continuous data sets including processing and data quality control. In addition, experience with GHG analytical equipment, fundamental knowledge in nitrogen and carbon cycling and experience with field-based research is desired.

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