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Graduate Research Assistant with Michigan State University, Department of Horticulture in East Lansing, MI

Type of position Graduate Research Assistant (MS position)
Employer Michigan State University, Department of Horticulture
Location East Lansing, MI
Salary TBD
Benefits Tuition and health insurance will be paid
Closing date of competition May 30, 2022
Date position available Summer/Fall 2022
Description of duties

The MS student will conduct research on weed competition with ornamental plants in container production. The research will support a project GREEEN funded project at Michigan State University. Potential research topics include weed competition in container study, strategic fertilizer placement study for weed control in ornamentals, and weed densities and effect on ornamental growth and reproduction. The student will gain experience with general greenhouse, field research, and data collection techniques. The student will develop skills in analyzing data and presenting results at various scientific and growers conferences. The MS student is expected to complete the required course work at the Michigan State University and develop scientific writing skills by preparing manuscripts for publication in scientific journals, trade journals, and MSU extension.

Qualifications sought
  • Must have a BS preferable in biology, plant science, horticulture, agronomy, ecology, environmental science, or related fields
  • Strong English proficiency with written and oral communication skills is necessary
  • Interest in ornamental horticulture, weed science, greenhouse, field, and physical work
  • Requires working outside in the field and greenhouse
  • Required to obtain Michigan Driver’s license
Contact for additional information Dr. Debalina Saha (sahadeb2@msu.edu)
Application procedure  
Submit what Most recent updated CV and a cover letter
Submit to Dr. Debalina Saha (sahadeb2@msu.edu)
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