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MS Assistantship – Plant Soil Interactions

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP (MS in Biology) – A position is available for an MS student to evaluate how plant-soil interactions contribute to the recovery and persistence of sagebrush in a changing climate. You will employ traditional methods in soil and plant sciences, and molecular laboratory methods to study interactions between soil microbial communities and sagebrush genotypes in existing common garden experiments. Our research is conducted in collaboration with a team of supportive scientists from the USGS-Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center.


We seek self-motivated, independent, and creative thinkers that are enthusiastic about pursuing a career in ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry. Minimum Qualifications: a B.S. degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Soil Science or a related field. The position starts Fall (Aug) 2020.

Stipend and tuition and fees

This position includes support in the form of a graduate teaching assistantships (renewable at 12 months for a period of three years), tuition and fee waiver, and health insurance.

To Apply

Please send via email in a single file attachment (include your last name in the file name): a cover letter including a statement of research interests, qualifications and career goals, a CV with the names and contacts for 3 references and copies of transcripts (unofficial are O.K to Marie-Anne de Graaff (email: Please put “MS application” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until June 1th, 2020.  Top candidates will be asked to formally apply to Boise State’s Biology MS program.  All admission decisions must be approved by the Graduate Dean.

Boise State University embraces and welcomes diversity in its faculty, student body, and staff. Accordingly, applicants who would add to the diversity and excellence of our academic community are encouraged to apply.