Steven Hall’s lab group at Iowa State University 
(<>) seeks two highly 
motivated individuals to assist with research focusing on nitrogen dynamics in 
agricultural ecosystems, related to ongoing projects funded by USDA, EPA, and 
NGO’s. Job duties will primarily involve measurement of soil trace gas 
emissions, collection of water and soil samples, and installation of soil 
lysimeters, as well as laboratory analyses. The positions would ideally begin 
in March 2019 and last until October 2019, although the precise start/end dates 
may be flexible. Required qualifications: able to precisely conduct repetitive 
tasks under extreme weather conditions (cold, heat, wet, muddy); field and/or 
laboratory research experience; excellent verbal communication skills and 
ability to work in teams; demonstrated passion for biogeochemical and/or 
agroecological research. Desired qualifications: bachelors degree or 
equivalent; experience in biogeochemical or agroecological research; clean 
driving record. These positions would be ideal for recent college graduates 
looking to gain additional experience prior to applying for graduate school. 
The positions are based in Ames, a quirky town in central Iowa approximately 45 
minutes north of Des Moines and three hours south of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Ames 
routinely ranks as one of the top small towns in the US for livability, and 
housing costs are very low relative to most other college towns. To apply, 
please prepare a single pdf file with the following information: 1) Brief cover 
letter summarizing your interest and qualifications; 2) Resume or CV (1-2 
pages); 3) Names and contact information for two professional references. 
Please email this file to<>. 
People of color and those from under-represented minority groups are strongly 
encouraged to apply.

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