I am seeking to recruit highly motivated students to pursue graduate degrees in Entomology (either MS or PhD) studying insect ecology in agroecosystems.
Specific research directions are somewhat flexible, but I am looking for help with:
1) How bacterial endosymbionts and the surrounding environment structure aphid food webs.
2) The ecology and management of spider mites and other herbivores on soybeans.
3) The effect of soil health and salinity on above ground herbivores.
Qualifications include enthusiasm, a strong academic record, and a desire to work at the interface of ecology and entomology. Students awarded one of these competitive graduate assistantships will receive an annual stipend, a tuition waiver, and research support. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until filled.
To apply, please email Jason Harmon at Jason.Harmon@ndsu.edu with the following:
1) A cover letter which discusses your background, qualifications, research interests, degree you wish to pursue, and available start date
2) A CV
3) Academic transcripts (unofficial are fine)
4) Contact information for at least 3 references.
North Dakota State University is a land-grant institution with over 14,000 students and a strong focus on scientific research. NDSU is located in Fargo, ND, which has a community area population of over 200,000. More information regarding my lab and the full advertisement can be found at: