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Job title:  MSc and PhD Graduate Training in Cover Crop Agronomy and Nitrogen Use Efficiency
Qualifications: (detailed)  
Excellent oral and written English and have completed a 4-year equivalent BSc in the agricultural or natural sciences, or engineering. Experience in production agriculture an asset.
Duties and responsibilities: 
Development of research proposal, establish field sites, conduct field monitoring, laboratory analysis, data analysis, thesis writing, course work, extension activities, and conference participation

Skills and benefits to be gained from this position: 
Stipend is $18,500/yr for two years to MSc students and $21,000/yr for four years to PhD students. Students who already have scholarships are encouraged to apply as a salary is available to them. The training is funded by several government and industry sources to projects lead by the Applied Soil Ecology Laboratory.
How to Apply
Deadline:  2019-01-01 Open until filled
University level:  Undergraduate, Graduate
Application method:  email
Required application materials: 
        -   Resume
        -   Cover letter
        -   Transcript
        -   A statement indicating the school, program and year
            that you are currently enrolled in.
References:  3  (list of referees agreed to be contacted)
Notification process: 
Decision expected: 
The Project
Project title:  Cover Crop Agronomy and Increased Crop Nitrogen Use Efficiency
Project description: 
The laboratory for Applied Soil Ecology at the University of Manitoba (http://soilecology.ca/; Twitter @soilecologyUMan) is seeking highly motivated and talented candidates for training leading to MSc or PhD degrees. Students will undertake graduate research in the area of development of cover cropping systems in the Red River Valley region of Manitoba and benefit to organic production systems or fertilizer nitrogen use efficiency of crops. Benefits to be examined include reduced emissions of the green house gas nitrous oxide (N2O), lowered residual fall soil nitrate tests, and improved coincidence of nitrogen mineralization and crop uptake.
Researcher/Supervisor:  Professor Mario Tenuta
Faculty:  Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
Dept/School:  Soil Science
Email:  mario.tenuta@umanitoba.ca
Phone:  204-474-7827
Job Terms
Number of jobs:  2
Job dates:  2018-09-01 to [tbd]
Graduate programs to start Sept 2018 and 2019
Hours per week:  40
Salary:  18,500 in MSc, 21,000 in PhD

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