We encourage motivated students and scholars to contact us regarding current opportunities. There are various ways to become involved in the lab, as we recognize that maintaining creative and flexible partnerships is a critical part of achieving our scientific goals.

Prospective graduate students are encouraged to briefly outline their background, research interests, and career goals when inquiring about potential assistantships.

Click below for more information and how to apply.

Undergraduate Employment

Spring and Summer 2024

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist field and laboratory research on water quality, nutrient cycling, conservation tillage, and crop productivity.
  • In the laboratory, the student will process samples for analyses (including sample filtration, soil extraction, and bottle washing).
  • In the field, the student will help with the collection of water, air, plant, and soil samples with day trips to in-state research sites.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and the ability to initiate daily tasks, ensuring quality work and meticulous attention to detail. Will need to work independently with limited supervision, as well as professionally interact with staff and students while maintaining the orderliness and cleanliness of the research.

Preferred Qualifications:

Interest in environmental and agronomic research is preferred but not required.


Starting pay at $15.00 per hour.


This is a student hourly position for 8-20 hours a week during the Fall and Spring semesters, and up to 40 hours a week during summer time.

For questions or to apply, contact Kristin Greer at kgreer@illinois.edu

M.S. and Ph.D. Graduate Research Assitantship

We currently have no assistantships available.