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MS Graduate Research Assistantship in Weed Science at Virginia Tech, Painter, VA

Type of position Assistantship
Employer Virginia Tech
Description of Employer Virginia Tech is a public land-grant institution that was founded in 1872 to push the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, trans-disciplinary approach to preparing students to be leaders and problem solvers. The Weed Science program at the Eastern Shore AREC is focused on fostering Virginia agriculture by developing innovative and sustainable weed management solutions for row crops and vegetables. Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.
Location Blacksburg & Painter, VA
Description of Location Student will complete courses at Blacksburg campus and research will be at multi-locations (VT Blacksburg, and Eastern Shore AREC, Painter, VA)
Salary Competitive assistantship
Benefits A competitive assistantship salary for two years, all tuitions and fees will be paid by the program, and individual health insurance will be provided.
Closing date of competition Will continue untill filled
Date position available August 1, 2020
Description of duties The student will conduct research related to weed ecology & biology of herbicide-resistant weeds, Integrated Weed Management (IWM) and Harvest Weed Seed Control (HWSC) strategies in row crops (corn, soybean) and vegetable systems of Virginia. Research will involve laboratory, greenhouse, and field experiments. Student will have the opportunity to work with the collaborators at the United States Department of Agriculture, University of Delaware, GROW (Get Rid Of Weeds) network and PSA (Precision Sustainable Agriculture) team. Student will be expected to present research findings at scientific conferences and extension workshops, and publish in peer reviewed journals.
Qualifications sought A candidate must hold a BS degree in weed science/ plant science/ agriculture science/ horticulture science or related field. The candidate should have strong interest to work with growers and in multi-disciplinary teams. This position will open in fall 2020, contingent upon fulfillment of all admission requirements at Virginia Tech. 
Contact for additional information Dr. Vijay Singh, Assistant Professor & Extension Weed Specialist, Virginia Tech, Eastern Shore AREC, Painter, VA (Email: v.singh@vt.edu)
Application procedure  
Submit what Curriculum vitae, 2. GRE, TOEFL scores if applicable, 3. List of three referees
Submit to Interested candidates send application to Dr. Vijay Singh (v.singh@vt.edu)
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