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MS/PhD Opportunity in Agroecology / Weed Ecology with Montana State University in Bozeman – Montana

Type of position Graduate Research Assistantship
Employer Montana State University
Description of Employer Successful candidates will be members of a vibrant, interdisciplinary team of researchers on agroecology and weed ecology working at Montana State University. The successful candidate will work under the guidance of Drs. Pat Carr, Perry Miller, Zach Miller, Tim Seipel, and Fabian Menalled, Montana State University.
Location Bozeman – Montana
Salary $28,000.00 annualy
Closing date of competition When positions are filled
Date position available April or May 2019
Description of duties

Organic production has become a major agricultural, economic, and cultural force.  However, lack of effective suppression/control options for perennial weeds is forcing farmers across the Western USA to consider abandoning organic certification of grain and horticultural crops. The goal of this project is to develop integrated weed management (IWM) strategies for suppression/control of creeping perennial weeds in organic farming systems, and disseminate this knowledge among organic farmers.  To achieve this goal, this interdisciplinary project will combine agronomic, population dynamics, and genetic approaches to understand the impact of IWM strategies on the spread and impacts of creeping perennial weeds in organic grain and horticultural crop production systems. 

Qualifications sought

Candidates must hold a degree in ecology, agroecology, weed science, plant science, or related field.  An excellent work ethic, team player ability, and high proficiency in English language (written and oral) are required.  We specifically encourage applications from minority students and women, who are traditionally under-represented in agroecology.

Contact for additional information Dr. Tim Seipel, timothy.seipel@montana.edu
Application procedure  
Submit what 1) Letter of application describing career goals and research interests, 2) Resume and transcripts, 3) Names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three references, and 4) GRE and TOEFL (if required) scores.
Submit to Dr. Tim Seipel
timothy.seipel@montana.edu
720 Leon Johnson Hall
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-3120
Additional Information We specifically encourage applications from minority students and women, who are traditionally under-represented in agroecology.
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