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Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistantship at the University of Florida’s Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants with University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) in Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants, Gainesville, FL

Type of position University – PhD Graduate Research Assistantship
Employer University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS)
Location Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants, Gainesville, FL
Salary $22K
Benefits Tuition, Health Insurance. Additional benefits information available at: http://hr.ufl.edu/benefits-rewards/mybenefits/explore/eligibility/ga/
Closing date of competition Until filled
Date position available Spring 2022
Description of duties

This position will be co-advised by Dr. Candice Prince and Dr. Ben Sperry.

  • The successful candidate for this PhD Graduate Assistantship will conduct research on invasive aquatic plants. Research topics include (but are not limited to): biology of aquatic species such as hydrilla, water hyacinth, and water lettuce; optimizing chemical control methods for nuisance aquatic species; herbicide resistance management for aquatic invasive species; evaluating mechanical and cultural control methods.
  • The student will be expected to develop and implement laboratory, greenhouse, and field experiments, often in adverse weather conditions. Students will be expected to drive state vehicles and operate boats.
  • The successful student will also be expected to present results in state, regional, and national conferences, and publish findings in peer-reviewed journals.
  • The successful student may also be expected to serve as a Teaching Assistant for plant management classes.
Qualifications sought
  • B.S. or M.S. related to Weed Science, Plant Sciences, Agronomy/Crop Sciences, Horticulture, or related discipline.
  • Preference will be given to students with prior research experience related to plant management.
  • Experience working outdoors in less-than-ideal conditions.
  • The student must have a valid driver’s license.
  • The student must meet all requirements for admission to the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
Contact for additional information Dr. Candice Prince (cprince14@ufl.edu) and Dr. Benjamin Sperry (bpsperry@ufl.edu)
Application procedure  
Submit what Current CV and letter of interest
Submit to Dr. Candice Prince (cprince14@ufl.edu) and Dr. Benjamin Sperry (bpsperry@ufl.edu)
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