Utah State University - Dept. of Wildland Resources
We seek a PhD and a MS student to join a NIFA-funded research team at Utah State University. The project is aimed at using sustainable methods to restore rangelands and providing landowners with new knowledge about medusahead and its control through grazing. The research team will investigate a supplementation and fertilization program, along with experience early in life with mother, to provide a positive nutritional environment to enhance grazing of medusahead by sheep. The students will be trained in the graduate program at the Department of Wildland Resources under the supervision of Dr. Juan Villalba starting in summer 2012. Strong verbal, written, analytical, and collaborative skills are essential. Candidates should also have experience with livestock handling and husbandry practices. For the PhD position, a student with a master’s degree in biology, animal or range science is preferred. Inquiries about this position can be made to Dr. Juan Villalba firstname.lastname@example.org.
If interested, please send an application letter describing research and career interests, a CV, and contact information for two references.