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MS Graduate Research Assistantship available with University of Florida, Immokalee, Fl

Type of position MS, Graduate Research Assistant
Employer University of Florida
Description of Employer The University of Florida (http://www.ufl.edu) is a Land-Grant and Sea-Grant institution, encompassing virtually all academic and professional disciplines, with an enrollment of more than 60,000 students. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (http://ifas.ufl.edu) includes the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (http://cals.ufl.edu), the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station (http://research.ifas.ufl.edu), the Florida Cooperative Extension Service (http://extension.ifas.ufl.edu), the College of Veterinary Medicine (http://www.vetmed.ufl.edu), the Florida Sea Grant program (http://www.flseagrant.org), and encompasses 17 on-campus academic departments and schools, 13 Research and Educational Centers (REC) located throughout the state, 6 Research sites/demonstration units administered by RECs or academic departments, and Florida Cooperative Extension Service offices in all 67 counties.
Location Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, Immokalee, Florida
Salary Competetive
Closing date of competition August 2017
Date position available January 2018
Description of duties An MS level graduate research assistantship is currently available in the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida. The focus of the project will be weed management and herbicide persistence in horticulture production systems. Research may involve lab, greenhouse, and field studies characterizing herbicide persistence, transport and their effect(s) on citrus and vegetable crops. An ideal candidate will be a highly motivated student who demonstrates the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary research team and ability to conduct independent research. The student is expected to publish findings in peer-reviewed journals and present results at meetings.The research will be conducted at the UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center in Immokalee. Prospective applicants should contact Dr. Ramdas Kanissery (rkanissery@ufl.edu) with a curriculum vitae, GRE score (TOEFL/IELTS scores for international applicants), transcripts and contact information for three references.
Qualifications sought Students with undergraduate education or background in weed science, soil science, environmental science, horticulture, agronomy, or other relevant courses of study are encouraged to apply. Strong analytical skills, effective written and oral communication skills are strongly desired. Hands-on experience/background in analytical techniques like HPLC, GC-MS or LC-MS is beneficial.
Contact for additional information Dr. Ramdas Kanissery
Application procedure
Submit what Curriculum vitae
GRE score
TOEFL/IELTS scores for international applicants
Contact information for three references
Submit to Send all required documents to Dr. Ramdas Kanissery at rkanissery@ufl.eduApplication process can also be found at
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