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PhD Graduate Research Assistantship in Weed Ecology/IWM with Texas A&M University in College Station, TX

Type of position PhD
Employer Texas A&M University
Description of Employer Texas A&M University, founded in 1876, is one of the few land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant academic institutions in the nation. With a total enrollment of over 58,000 students, with 13,000 of them being graduate students, Texas A&M is ranked one of the five largest universities in the US. A&M offers 120+ undergraduate degrees, 240 graduate degrees and several professional degrees as options for study. The Department of Soil & Crop Sciences is one of the largest such departments in the nation and is preeminent throughout the world. More details on the university and student life can be found at http://www.tamu.edu/student-life/index.html
Location College Station, TX
Salary A competitive assistantship, all tuition and fees are waived, and individual health insurance is paid through the Texas A&M Graduate Health Insurance Program.
Closing date of competition Screening of applicants will begin on April 5, 2019 and will continue until filled
Date position available Summer/Fall 2019 (can be negotiated to fit the right candidate)
Description of duties The graduate research assistant will focus on developing integrated weed management solutions for row-crop/rice production in Texas. Potential research areas include cover crops, late-season weed seed control and weed seedbank management in conventional and organic systems.

The student is expected to attend professional meetings, publish findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and participate in scholarly activities relevant to their training needs and career goals. The successful candidate is also expected to assist with teaching a limited number of academic labs within the Soil and Crop Sciences Department. Upon successful completion of all requirements, the student will receive a PhD in Agronomy.

Qualifications sought The preferred candidate must hold or be currently working towards an MS degree in weed science, agronomy, agroecology or other relevant field and will demonstrate strong interest in Weed Science. The successful candidate will have a good understanding of agronomic crop production systems. The candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to support farming community through research, an excellent work ethic, ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural research team, ability to conduct independent research, and proficiency in English language (written and oral). Excellent academic track record is a must.

This position requires travel to research sites, with occasional overnight stays. A valid driver license is required (or be able to obtain within two months of start). The candidate must meet all requirements for admission to Texas A&M University, which can be found here: http://admissions.tamu.edu/graduate/apply

Contact for additional information Dr. Muthu Bagavathiannan, muthu@tamu.edu; Ph: 979-845-5375
Application procedure  
Submit what Submit
1. Curriculum vitae
2. A copy of academic transcript (most recent)
3. Contact details of three referees
4. GRE, TOEFL scores if available
Submit to muthu@tamu.edu
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