130 Day Appointments
The USDA-ARS Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory seeks highly motivated individuals to assist in field and laboratory data collection for projects associated with research on crop and rangeland agro ecosystems. In the field, the incumbent will play an active role soil and plant sampling, measuring soil-water parameters, and evaluating basic physiological characteristics of plants. Laboratory activities will include processing soil and plant samples for analyses and evaluating of basic indicators of soil quality. The incumbent will also assist with data entry into a basic spreadsheet program. Individuals applying should be interested in learning new field and laboratory protocols for evaluating soil quality, have a willingness to work on diverse tasks, and be committed to a teamwork approach to meet project goals.