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Graduate Research Assistant with Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR

Type of position A PhD or a Masters graduate research assistantship is available with the Department of Crop and Soil Science at Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. We are seeking a motivated, passionate student interested in weed science to work with Dr Judit Barroso and Dr Caio Brunharo. Research project will focus on understanding the spread and resistance levels of troublesome weed species in wheat. Topic areas include: mapping the spread of herbicide resistance; quantify the resistance levels; identify the patterns of resistance; study the herbicide resistance mechanisms; and identify management practices to reduce weed infestation. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to conduct field, greenhouse, and laboratory research. Possibility to gain teaching experience by serving as TA in a weed science course.
Employer Oregon State University
Location Corvallis, OR
Description of Location This position is primarily on the Corvallis campus. Travel to the wheat growing region in eastern Oregon will be frequent.
Salary $20371-$24955
Benefits https://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/graduate-student-success/graduate-student-resources
Closing date of competition July 1
Date position available June 11
Description of duties

Research project will focus on understanding the spread and resistance levels of troublesome weed species in wheat.  Topic areas include: mapping the spread of herbicide resistance; quantify the resistance levels; identify the patterns of resistance; study the herbicide resistance mechanisms; and identify management practices to reduce weed infestation.   The selected candidate will have the opportunity to conduct field, greenhouse, and laboratory research. Possibility to gain teaching experience by serving as TA in a weed science course.

Qualifications sought
  • Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in agronomy, plant science, horticulture, or related fields with strong academic record by January 2, 2021.
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a Master’s degree seeking a PhD program.
Contact for additional information Dr. Caio Brunharo (Caio.Brunharo@oregonstate.edu) and Dr. Judit Barroso (Judit.Barroso@oregonstate.edu)
Application procedure  
Submit what Applicants should submit college transcripts (for Master’s) or graduate school transcripts (for PhD), contact for three references, and a cover letter stating why you are interested in this position.
Submit to Dr. Caio Brunharo (Caio.Brunharo@oregonstate.edu) and Dr. Judit Barroso (Judit.Barroso@oregonstate.edu)
Additional Information OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community
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