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M.S. Graduate Assistant with Montana State University – Bozeman in Southern Agricultural Research Center (SARC), Huntley, MT

Type of position Graduate Research Assistant
Employer Montana State University – Bozeman
Location Southern Agricultural Research Center (SARC), Huntley, MT
Description of Location The Southern Agricultural Research Center (SARC) is a 462-acre facility located in the Huntley-Worden Irrigation Project approximately 15 miles east of Billings, Montana. The center conducts agronomic research and education programs for agriculture in the dryland and irrigated areas located in proximity to the Yellowstone River Valley of south-central Montana. Major crops include winter and spring wheat, malt and feed barley, oat, sugar beets, silage and field corn, dry beans, alfalfa, as well as substantial hay and pasture acreage. Sprinkler irrigation occurs in the region, but flood irrigation districts predominate in the river valleys where higher value crops are grown. Dryland small grains are mostly produced in crop-fallow rotations. Additional information about the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station, the Department of Research Centers, and the Southern Agricultural Research Center may be found by accessing MSU’s College of Agriculture web page at https://agresearch.montana.edu/index.html
Salary ~$28,000
Closing date of competition As soon as a suitable applicant is found
Date position available Immediately
Description of duties

The successful applicant will conduct research related to developing control strategies using integrated weed management techniques, such as herbicides and other non-chemical techniques in specialty crops. The research will include a mix of greenhouse and fieldwork studying herbicide resistance screening, or management of the soil seed bank to manage weeds in row crop production systems. There will be opportunities to collaborate with colleagues on multi-state projects and industry. It is expected that annual reports will be written summarizing research findings and presentations given at scientific meetings.

Qualifications sought

Earned B.S. in related field with a strong interest in weed science. Previous research experience desirable but not required.

Contact for additional information Please contact Dr. Lovreet Shergill at 406-348-3400 or lovreet.shergill@montana.edu
Application procedure  
Submit what The full application requires:
1. A statement of purpose that describes your professional objectives and scientific interests
2. A current Curriculum Vitae
3. Current academic transcripts
4. GRE and IELTS/TOEFL scores (if taken the exams)
Submit to Submissions should be sent to Dr. Lovreet Shergill via email (lovreet.shergill@montana.edu)
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