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M.S. or Ph.D. in Penn State’s Weed Ecology Lab with Pennsylvania State University, Plant Science Department in State College, PA

Type of position Graduate assistantship in Ecology or Agricultural & Environmental Plant Science
Employer Pennsylvania State University, Plant Science Department
Location State College, PA
Description of Location The Penn State University Park Campus is located in State College in Central Pennsylvania. State College is a community of approximately 40,000 year-round residents in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains. The geographic setting is one of fertile agricultural valleys situated between tree-covered ridges. Agriculture is Pennsylvania’s number one industry with dairy and other livestock, grain and forage crops, tree fruits, and vegetable production being key industries.
Salary ~$29,500
Benefits Tuition and health
Closing date of competition Spring 2022
Date position available Summer/Fall 2022
Description of duties

Seeking a motivated student interested in both climate change and weed ecology for a graduate assistantship in Dr. Carolyn Lowry’s Weed Ecology and Management Lab within the Plant Sciences Department at Penn State. The student will be involved with an exciting multi-state project evaluating climate change and crop management effects on forage productivity and weeds. Students will have the opportunity to conduct field and/or greenhouse experiments, as well as receive training in weed science, agroecology, and statistics. Opportunities are also available for the student to participate in extension events, as well as to present findings at academic meetings. 

Qualifications sought

Applicants must have: 1) bachelor’s degree with strong academic record in agronomy, horticulture, ecology, plant sciences or a related field; 2) strong written and oral communication skills; and 3) previous field/ greenhouse research experience.

Contact for additional information Carolyn Lowry: carolyn.lowry@psu.edu.
Application procedure  
Submit what resume and cover letter
Submit to Interested students should first send a cover letter stating research interests and experience, as well as a curriculum vitae including references to Dr. Carolyn Lowry: carolyn.lowry@psu.edu.
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