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M.S. graduate assistantship in Horticultural Sciences Department with University of Florida in Quincy, Florida

Type of position Graduate assistantship in Horticultural Sciences Department
Employer University of Florida
Location Quincy, Florida
Description of Location The North Florida Research & Education Center (NFREC; http://nfrec.ifas.ufl.edu) is one of the largest and most diverse off-campus units of UF/IFAS, consisting of campuses in Quincy, Marianna and Live Oak in the eastern Panhandle and Big Bend Region of Florida. The Quincy campus established in 1921 is a 1,021-acre research and education facility located in Gadsden County, roughly 30 minutes from Tallahassee, Florida’s capital. The NFREC has 16 faculty members located at Quincy and Marianna that represent nine academic units (agronomy, animal science, entomology, environmental horticulture, forestry, horticulture, plant pathology, soil and water science, and wildlife conservation). The NFREC is characterized by a dynamic population of post-doctoral associates, graduate students, scientific, farm, and administrative staff. This diversity of faculty, staff and programs provides a unique setting for transdisciplinary research that ties the NFREC with faculty on the main UF campus, faculty at other Research and Education Centers around the state, as well as other universities across the nation.
Salary ~$23,000
Benefits Tuition and health insurance
Closing date of competition January 1, 2021
Date position available As soon as possible
Description of duties

University of Florida is seeking a motivated student to investigate weed management in plasticulture production systems used for vegetable production. The position will be housed in Dr. Josh Freeman’s lab at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy. The student will gain knowledge in weed science as well as other soil borne pests such as fungi and nematodes. Field experiments will be conducted in various locations throughout north Florida and classes may be taken on main campus in Gainesville, if necessary. The student will be exposed to commercial production systems in the region and have opportunities to work on other projects and cropping systems being researched at the center. Housing is available for students at the research center.

Qualifications sought

Applicants must have: Bachelors degree in horticulture, agronomy, plant sciences, or a related field; strong written and oral communication skills; preferably some agriculture experience.

Contact for additional information Josh Freeman
Application procedure  
Submit what Resume and cover letter stating research and career interests, experience, and references.
Submit to Josh Freeman joshuafr@ufl.edu
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