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Graduate Research Assistantship with Montana State University-Bozeman in Huntley, MT

Type of position Graduate Research Assistantship (MS degree in Weed Science)
Employer Montana State University-Bozeman
Location MSU-Southern Agricultural Research Center, Huntley, MT
Description of Location Southern Agricultural Research Center (SARC) near Huntley, Montana, is one of seven facilities that make up the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station Research Center System, College of Agriculture, MSU-Bozeman. The Research Center is a 462 acre facility located in the heart of the Huntley-Worden Irrigation Project, which resides along the Yellowstone River approximately 12 miles east of Billings, Montana. Major crops in this region include winter and spring wheat, malt and feed barley, oat, sugar beets, silage and field corn, dry beans and alfalfa.
Salary Competitive
Benefits Tuition waiver
Closing date of competition Until suitable candidate is found
Date position available Summer 2014
Description of duties JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • The candidate will conduct applied field-oriented research on integrated strategies for weed control in irrigated/dryland cropping systems of south central Montana.
  • Investigate molecular/physiological mechanisms of herbicide resistance
  • The student is expected to prepare a research proposal, conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data, write annual reports, and present findings at regional meetings.
  • Publication of research findings in peer-reviewed journals is highly expected.
Qualifications sought
  • Candidate must hold a BS degree in a plant science discipline with a good academic record.
  • Excellent work ethic, team player, and proficiency in English language (written and oral).
  • Preference will be given to candidates with strong agronomic/weed science background.
Application procedure
Submit what
  • A letter of application describing research interests
  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of reference (with phone numbers)
  • GRE and/or TOEFL scores are mandatory
Submit to
Submit application packet electronically or mail to:
Dr. Prashant Jha
Assistant Professor-Weed Science
Montana State University
Southern Agricultural Research Center
748 Railroad Highway
Huntley, MT 59037
Phone:(406) 348-3400
Fax: (406) 348-3410
Email: pjha@montana.edu
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