MS/PhD assistantship

MS/PHD Assistantship in Entomology-Spring 2013 (posted 01/29012)

The Cardoza lab is looking for an outstanding, enthusiastic, self-motivated
graduate student with interest in the sustainable agriculture and soil
arthropod ecology. Research in our lab employs a multidisciplinary approach
to elucidating the mechanisms driving insect interactions with their
environment, particularly in agricultural systems.

The selected student will be part of a sustainable agriculture
multidisciplinary team evaluating organic agriculture practices on
mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, nutrient cycling and ecosystem
services.  The main focus will be on arthropod community composition and
their role in these processes.  As such, candidates with demonstrated
enthusiasm for, and experience with, field research are highly encouraged to
apply for this position. Experience with sustainable agriculture practices
is a plus.

Our collaborators include a diverse group of researchers interested in
ecological and organic agriculture production techniques and their effects
on various aspects of environmental quality, ecological services, soil
quality and arthropod and microbial activity.
Requirements:  We welcome inquiries from enthusiastic and dedicated
individuals with background in entomology, ecology, biology, agronomy, soil
science or related discipline. Minimum GPA 3.0, and 300 (MS) or 310 (PhD)
pts GRE required. Candidates must have earned a degree in entomology or a
related discipline for MS candidates (BS required), PhD candidates (MS

Candidates are required to formally apply to, and must meet the requirements
to be accepted by, the North Carolina State University Graduate School
( before consideration. Academic
requirements are determined by the Department of Entomology

For additional information regarding this opportunity contact:
Dr. Yasmin Cardoza,
Department of Entomology,
North Carolina State University,
Campus Box 7613,
Raleigh, NC 27695
Phone: (919) 513-1285

YEARLY SALARY: $17,500 plus tuition and health insurance for MS and $19,000
plus tuition and health insurance for PhD.

Yasmin J. Cardoza, PhD
Assistant Professor, Entomology
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 7613
2315 Gardner Hall
Raleigh, NC 27695-7613
Office Phone: (919) 513-1285
Lab Phone: (919) 513-3764
Fax: (919) 515-7746