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MS/PhD Assistantship in Extension Weed Science with Auburn University in Auburn AL

Type of position University, GRA
Employer Auburn University
Description of Employer Auburn University is a high research activity institution, offering Bachelor’s, Professional, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctoral degrees. Auburn University has 1,184 full-time faculty and enrolls 26,714 students from all 50 states and nearly 100 countries, including 4,695 graduate students and 1,101 professional students. Auburn University is located in the city of Auburn in east-central Alabama approximately 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, GA and southeast of Birmingham, AL and is about 60 miles from the state capitol (Montgomery). Auburn University is an equal opportunity employer. Please visit www.auburn.edu for more information.
Location Auburn AL
Salary $18,000-$25,000
Benefits Tuition waiver, health insurance, travel stipend
Closing date of competition Until suitable candidate is idenfitied
Date position available Spring, 2019
Description of duties

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to design and conduct field, greenhouse and laboratory research in one or more of the following areas: 1) problematic and resistance weed control in major row crops in Alabama; 2) evaluation of dicamba and 2,4-D volatility, drift and off-target movement; 3) weed control and herbicide injury studies in vegetables and specialty crops.  The incumbent will be expected to conduct laboratory, greenhouse and field experiments to collect experiment data; conduct data analysis and prepare reports to funding agencies and collaborators; present research results in field day, extension meetings and scientific conferences; participate SWSS Weed Contest; and prepare manuscripts for peer-review journals.  In addition, the incumbent will share the responsibility to supervise undergraduate student workers, manage various experimental equipment and provide technical assistance to other extension weed science studies.

Qualifications sought

Qualifications sought:

  1. S. or M.S. degree in Crop Science, Agronomy, Crop Protection, Plant Science, Horticulture or a related discipline.  
  2. Strong communication skills (both written and oral) and interests in weed science.
  3. Valid US driver license and capability of driving long distance.
  4. Preference will be given to individuals with applied field research and crop production experiences. Long working hours in field and high physical demand during summer and fall should be expected.
  5. Prior experiences with weed control, herbicide application and herbicide physiology are desirable.
  6. Operational knowledge of analytical instruments, such as HPLC, GC or Scintillation counter, will be a plus but not required.
Contact for additional information Steve Li. Extension Specialist, Assistant Professor
Application procedure  
Submit what Application documents: (Please submit electronically to steveli@auburn.edu )
1. CV
2. Letter of interest (maximum two pages)
3. All academic transcripts available
4. Contact information of three references
5. Official GRE score
6. Official TOEFL score (for foreign applicants)
Submit to Steve Li. Extension Specialist, Assistant Professor
Additional Information Auburn University is an equal opportunity employer.
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