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MS and PhD positions at Utah State University with Utah State University in Department of Plants, Soils & Climate 4820 Old Main Hill Logan, UT 84322, USA

Type of position Graduate research assistantships
Employer Utah State University
Location Department of Plants, Soils & Climate 4820 Old Main Hill Logan, UT 84322, USA
Salary Competitive graduate salary
Closing date of competition May 1, 2018
Date position available Immediately
Description of duties

In general, projects will be focused on invasive plants in natural areas and agroecosystem settings with basic and applied emphasis. Topics for research studies will include climate change, resistance mechanisms, plant competition, belowground (root) characterization, landscape dynamics, and modelling. Together, studies of individual plants will lead to a better understanding of the factors contributing to invasion success and how management can be designed to best limit it. See the Invasive Plant Science Lab website for more information: https://psc.ou.usu.edu/invasive-plant-science/“>https://psc.ou.usu.edu/invasive-plant-science/

Currently, two projects are underway on medusahead in rangelands and kochia in cropping systems with new projects being developed to address green foxtail in organic production systems, common reed in riparian and wetland systems under extreme drought, spotted knapweed in rangelands, dyer’s woad on marginal lands, and biocontrol of Canada thistle.

Qualifications sought

Successful candidates will be members of an engaging and interdisciplinary team of researchers in natural resources, agronomy, ecology, plant breeding and genetics, animal science, and climate science. Candidates must hold a BS or MS degree in a field that relates to invasive plants. Excellent work ethic, team player, and proficiency in English (written and oral) are required.

Contact for additional information Dr. Steve Young
steve.young@usu.edu
Application procedure  
Submit what Submit a single pdf that includes: 1) letter of application describing educational background, research experience, career goals, and professional interests, 2) resume or CV, 3) contact information for at least three references. GRE and TOEFL scores (if required) are mandatory.
Submit to Electronic applications are preferred. Applications should be sent to:
Dr. Steve Young steve.young@usu.edu
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