Range Research Technician (Full Time/Temporary)

North Dakota State University

Streeter, North Dakota

Deadline May 03, 2021
Job Type Full Time

The person(s) selected will be assigned to a specific project that may include research involving range, wildlife and/or integrated crop and livestock systems. Duties will focus on vegetation and soils data collection which includes but is not limited to, species composition, herbage production, and soil health characteristics. Additional responsibilities will include data entry and sample preparation in the laboratory. The position is a 40+ hours/week with the opportunity to work overtime. Some night and weekend work may be required.

About Central Grasslands Research Extension Center:

Central Grasslands Research Extension Center is located in south central North Dakota in the Missouri Coteau.  The Center has 10 full-time research scientists and staff studying areas including range science, forage agronomy and animal science. The station was created to address the following research priorities areas: 1) range ecology and grazing management; 2) forage systems; 3) livestock nutrition; and 4) reproductive efficiency.  To accomplish these objectives, the Center manages approximately 1300 beef animals yearly, including 400 to 425 breeding females.  The land base for these operations includes 5335 acres, of which the majority is native and improved pasture.

The location of the Research Extension Center offers outstanding opportunities to enjoy a rural lifestyle in a supportive community environment.  Outdoor recreational activities in this area include outstanding waterfowl and upland game hunting for sportsman, easy access to lakes for fishing, white-tailed deer hunting, and an excellent environment for bird watching, hiking, biking, and other activities.

Job Qualifications:

This includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • An interest in range research and range ecology
  • A working knowledge of plant identification
  • Preference to those familiar with plant communities of the Northern Great Plains
  • A willingness to learn and work in a variety of environments
  • Detail oriented; tolerance of repetitive and mindless work
  • Experience with data management software, such as Microsoft Excel
  • Capable of working with limited supervision or as a member of a team
  • Valid driver’s license

Duration: Summer

Benefits: FREE housing

Salary: $12-15/hr, depending on experience


Interested applicants should submit a resume and unofficial transcripts to Erin Gaugler via email at 

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