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Hester Doctoral Fellow with Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS

Type of position Doctoral Fellowship
Employer Mississippi State University
Description of Employer College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)-Mississippi State University (MSU)
Location Starkville, MS
Description of Location Mississippi State University – Main Campus
Salary $30,000 per year
Benefits Insurance, tuition
Closing date of competition June 15, 2014
Date position available Aug. 15, 2014
Description of duties JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Pursue course of study to culminate in awarding of Ph.D. degree.
  • Plan and conduct research studies to address soybean production issues/problems in field of agronomy (plant and soil science), entomology, pathology, or weed science.
  • Work with major professor and other CALS faculty to gain experience in plant/soil/pest disciplines that are related to soybean production.
Qualifications sought
  • US citizen
  • Hold an M.S. degree from an accredited institution
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or greater and graduate GPA of 3.25 or greater
  • Must be accepted into a doctoral program in an appropriate MSU-CALS department, and submit proof of such
Contact for additional
Please email info@mssoy.org with any questions.
Application procedure
Submit what
Letter explaining interest in soybean production and related issues, and becoming agronomist or soybean scientist; resume that includes work experience, educational background, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts; teaching, research, and extension experiences. Please visit the Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board website http://mssoy.org/checkoff/ed-hester-soybean-doctoral-fellowship/ for more information and a copy of the application.
Submit to
Please email your completed application to Larry Heatherly, MSPB Coordinator of Research and Technology Transfer, at larryheatherly@bellsouth.net before June 15, 2014.
Additional Information The fellowship is 3-year program with salary stipend in 12 monthly installments in each year. Applicant must express intention to complete all requirements for Ph.D. degree; applicant must make contact with MSU-CALS faculty member to secure Major Professor commitment; Once selected, must maintain GPA of 3.25 or greater; Must submit a project proposal to MSPB to obtain funding of up to $30,000/yr for research funding.
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