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Graduate Research Assistantship (PhD or MS) in Woody Invasive Plant Management with New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM

Type of position Graduate Research Assistant
Employer New Mexico State University
Description of Employer New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, which are an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment.
Location Las Cruces, NM
Description of Location https://www.nmsu.edu/visit.html
Salary $24,000
Closing date of competition August 15, 2019
Date position available January 2, 2020
Description of duties

A PhD or MS level Graduate Research Assistantship is available to conduct research on precision weed control for improved management of woody invasive plants on rangelands.  The research will focus on the use of real-time, onsite weather stations to optimize herbicide control and restoration outcomes.  The goal of the project is to develop practical recommendations that improve brush management conservation practices by eliminating ineffective herbicide applications.  The project will involve field studies at the Jornada Experimental Range (https://jornada.nmsu.edu/) and NRCS sites across New Mexico.  The research assistant will work under the guidance of Dr. Amy Ganguli, Dr. David Thompson and Dr. Brian Schutte.

Qualifications sought

B.S. or M.S. in a plant science or ecological discipline (3.2 GPA minimum), a desire to both learn statistical techniques and work with large data sets, experience in field research settings, and a willingness to work in inclement weather.

Contact for additional information For more information, contact Dr. Brian Schutte at bschutte@nmsu.edu
Application procedure  
Submit what To apply, submit (1) a cover letter describing experience and interests, (2) CV, (3) transcripts, (4) GRE and TOEFL (if required) scores, and (5) contact information for three professional references.
Submit to Dr. Brian Schutte at bschutte@nmsu.edu
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