The position starts January 2011. For more information, contact Dr. DeannaOsmond, 919-515-7303, firstname.lastname@example.org.The Department of Soil Science at NC State University has an opening for a student interested in pursuing a Masters degree that works at the interface of cropping systems, nutrient management and water quality. The topic involves a comparison of nutrient and sediment losses from conventional and organic agricultural plots, each with conservation tillage and conventional tillage. Water quality, soils, and agronomic data will be collected and analyzed. The successful candidate will work with an interdisciplinary team of scientists in Soil Science and Biological and Agricultural Engineering.