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Graduate Research Assistant with New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM

Type of position Master of Science Positoin
Employer New Mexico State University
Description of Employer Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science
Location Las Cruces, NM
Salary $24,777 per year for two years
Closing date of competition March 25, 2021
Date position available Spring / Summer 2021
Description of duties

We are seeking an outstanding MS student to conduct research on this project. Research will be under the direction of Drs. Lehnhoff and Schutte (Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology & Weed Science, https://eppws.nmsu. edu/). The successful candidate will work with a diverse team of faculty within the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences to gain broad experience in weed science, agronomy, soil science and potentially agricultural economics.

Qualifications sought

Basic qualifications: Candidates should have: a BS degree (3.2 GPA minimum) in plant ecology, weed ecology, agroecology or agronomy (or a closely related field); the ability to communicate effectively both in writing and orally; laboratory or field research experience; and a willingness to work in inclement weather including extreme heat.

Preferred qualifications: Ideal candidates will have: strong quantitative and statistical skills; and a demonstrated ability to perform independent field research.

Application procedure  
Submit what (1) a cover letter describing experience and interests
(2) CV
(3) transcripts
(4) GRE and TOEFL (if required) scores
(5) contact information for three professional references (NO LETTERS NECESSARY at this time)
Submit to To apply, submit materials to lehnhoff@nmsu.edu.
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