Graduate Research Assistant

North Dakota State University   Fargo, ND   Full-time     Research
Posted on July 3, 2024
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Primary research responsibilities include working with your advisors (Drs. Zac Carlson and Miranda Meehan) on research projects being conducted within the research program. This includes taking leadership for data collection, analysis, and eventual preparation of manuscripts for publication. Responsibilities will include daily feeding and managing livestock on experiments, organizing and managing sample collections, recording research data, data analyses (both laboratory and statistical) associated with research efforts, and prepare research summaries, including but not limited to your MS project. There is also the expectation that during your MS program, you will assist with other research projects associated with your advisor's research programs. Graduate research assistantships at 20 hours per week infer that 20 hours a week are for work directed towards the broader research program, while your individual MS-focused efforts are associated with the remaining 20 hours.

Complete MS degree requirements as outlined in the NDSU Graduate Bulletin and the Animal Sciences Graduate Student Handbook. You will be expected that maintain an appropriate GPA on course work, create a plan of study and establish your supervisory committee by the end of your first semester. You will be required to present a thesis to your graduate committee, with associated manuscripts in the acceptable format for publication in the Journal of Animal Science or other peer-reviewed journals based on agreement with your advisor.

Assist with Extension and outreach efforts related to ruminant nutrition and grazing systems. Responsibilities include participation in stakeholder meeting related to your research, present material at meetings and Extension workshops, and aid in the development educational materials.

Start date: 08/14/2023

Salary: $1,583.33/month

Advisors: Zachary Carlson and Miranda Meehan

Assistantship appointments may vary in length and are contingent upon the availability of funding. Terms on duties and responsibilities will be provided on the graduate assistantship contract.
Students must be registered for graduate credit each semester (fall and spring) they receive an assistantship and must be in good academic standing and maintaining satisfactory progress toward their degree. In addition, international students must maintain the appropriate residency status.
Teaching assistants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency (refer to section titled "English Language Proficiency Procedures for Graduate Teaching Assistants").
Students offered a graduate teaching or graduate service assistantship must consent to a criminal background check. This includes graduate researchers teaching in a lab.
Students placed on Academic Warning may retain their assistantship. Students placed on Probation may no longer receive an assistantship.
Required annual training must be completed within 30 days of start date and yearly thereafter.