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Graduate Research Assistantship (M.S., Ph.D) with Cornell University with Cornell University in Ithaca NY

Type of position Cornell University’s Specialty Crop Systems Lab is recruiting students to fill a graduate research assistantship (M.S. or Ph.D.) starting in Fall 2018. Graduate research will focus on weed management and sustainable crop production practices in New York specialty crops, which includes processing and fresh market vegetables, small-fruit, and perennial tree fruit.
Employer Cornell University
Description of Employer Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university as well as New York’s Land Grant Institution.
Location Ithaca NY
Description of Location Students will complete coursework on Cornell University’s main campus in Ithaca NY, located in the Finger Lakes Region. Field research will primarily take place at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES) located on Cornell’s Geneva NY campus. The NYSAES focuses on vegetable and fruit research and is located near New York’s primary vegetable and fruit production region in the northern Finger Lakes and in the Lake Ontario plain.
Salary competitive salary and benefits
Closing date of competition Cornell graduate school applications due December 1, 2017
Date position available August 2018
Description of duties

The Specialty Crop Systems Lab seeks to develop multi-tactic, integrated weed management practices and system approaches that enhance productivity, profitability and ecosystem services in NY specialty crop systems. Potential graduate research areas include population dynamics of troublesome weed species, efficacy of novel mechanical weed control methods, cover crop management with diversifiied cropping systems, herbicide evaluation and stewardship, and organic production practices.

Qualifications sought

Students with undergraduate education or work experience in horticulture, agronomy, soil science, weed science, plant ecology or agroecology are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to students with field research experience, strong writing skills, and strong analytical skills.

Contact for additional information John Wallace (jwallace@cornell.edu), Assistant Professor of Specialty Crop Systems, Cornell University.
Application procedure  
Submit what resume, letter of interest
Submit to John Wallace (jwallace@cornell.edu)
Additional Information Selection of the candidate will be contingent upon acceptance into the Graduate School at Cornell University.
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