Graduate Research Assistantships in Water and Soil Quality. Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The Department of Forestry at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIU) announces the availability of a Ph.D. and M.S. research assistantship beginning in May or August 2018. Assistantships include annual stipends of $17,856 for M.S. students and $19,320 for Ph.D. students and a tuition waiver.
Successful candidates will join a team of researchers and graduate students led by Karl W.J. Williard and Jon E. Schoonover. The team is investigating water and soil quality responses to various management practices in agricultural watersheds, including cover crops, gypsum applications, saturated buffers, and tillage. Assistantships are funded through grants from the Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council. Research will include significant field and laboratory components.
Qualified applicants should possess a M.S. or bachelor’s degree in soil science, agronomy, forestry, environmental science, chemistry, biology, or a related discipline. Please email a letter of interest, resume, and GRE scores to Dr. Karl Williard, firstname.lastname@example.org and Dr. Jon Schoonover, email@example.com by April 12, 2018 for full consideration. Contact Dr. Williard with any questions at 618-453-7478. Please visit the following web sites for information on the M.S. program in the Department of Forestry http://forestry.siu.edu/ and the Ph.D. program in Agricultural Sciences http://coas.siu.edu/