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Position Announcement: Graduate Research Assistantship Hawai’i Island Soil Biogeochemistry

Overview: Funding for a PhD/M.Sc. graduate research assistantship is available through the Department of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Research assistant will aid in accomplishing the grant objectives related to field collection and laboratory analysis of Hawai’i Island soils. Under faculty supervision, duties will include, but not be limited to, coordinating project activities, conducting field sample collection of soils, processing and analyzing soils, conducting data cleaning and analysis, and contributing to manuscript and report writing. Position involves working with an interdisciplinary team.

Job Description: 0.5 FTE, 11-month appointment, with compensation paid out in bi-monthly installments over a period of 12 months. Salary: $1,996 monthly, plus fringe (pay step 10: $23,952 annually). Funding available through June 30th , 2025 pending satisfactory performance and progress toward degree.

Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in soils, ecology, biological sciences, or related field. Able to conduct field and lab work independently. Ability to conduct field research involving moderate exertion. Have a valid driver’s license. Acceptance into the Graduate Division, University of Hawaii, in a field related to Soil Science or Environmental Management. Desirable Qualifications: Experience with managing data in excel and conducting statistical analysis. Having excellent people and writing skills. Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing. Research interest and experience in indigenous crops and cropping systems and agricultural biogeochemistry. Previous coursework and/or experience with soil science, biogeochemistry, Hawaiian studies, Hawaiian language, and chemistry. Monthly Salary: $2,246, plus fringe. Funding through May 15th , 2022 pending release of funds and satisfactory performance and progress toward degree.

Application: Send (1) Letter of application indicating skill and interest, (2) Two letters of recommendation (if not on file in department), and (3) Curriculum vitae to Dr. Noa Lincoln, at nlincoln@hawaii.edu. Deadline: May 31st , 2020. Starting Date: After July 1st, 2020

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