» Jobs » Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistantship with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville with University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR

Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistantship with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville with University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR

Type of position Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistantship in Weed Science
Employer University of Arkansas
Location Fayetteville, AR
Salary $20,000 to $25,000/year based on experience with possibly an additional $10,000/year available through a University of Arkansas Doctoral Fellowship
Closing date of competition Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled
Date position available Immediately
Description of duties

The successful candidate will conduct research in one of two areas at their choosing.  First, there is an opportunity to conduct small- and large-plot field research as well as greenhouse and laboratory experiments aimed at understanding the factors contributing to off-target movement of the newer dicamba formulations.  This research will be focused primarly on secondary losses of the herbicide. The second possible area of research is centered on metabolic resistance in Palmer amaranth. This research will involve field, greenhouse, and laboratory experiments that include molecular studies in a new state of the art laboratory and metabolism research using radiolabeled herbicides.  Field research will be conducted on-farm at sites in eastern Arkansas. Regardless of the topic chosen, the candidate will work with research and Extension scientists to either develop sound strategies that minimize off-target risks associated with labeled applications of dicamba or develop recommendations for growers to mitigate metabolic resistance.  It is expected that the candidate will analyze, interpret, and summarize findings and present results at scientific meetings and possibly field days. Also, it is expected that findings will be published in peer-reviewed journals and Extension factsheets will be produced appropriate for practitioners.  

Qualifications sought

Applicants should have an M.S. degree in Weed Science, Agronomy, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Crop Science, Chemistry or a closely related field.  Preference will be given to applicants having a strong analytical background or experience in crop production and spray application techniques.  Applicants also need to demonstrate a proven record of written and oral skills in English.

Application procedure  
Submit what As a single PDF document, the application packet should contain a detailed CV, letter summarizing M.S. research and career goals, transcripts, contact information for three references, and GRE scores.
Submit to Dr. Jason K. Norsworthy at jnorswor@uark.edu
Additional Information The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
This entry was posted in Jobs.

Comments are closed.