|Type of position
|Graduate Research Assistant
|Mississippi State University
|Description of Employer
|The Delta Research and Extension Center is a branch research station of Mississippi State University located in Stoneville, MS.
|Tuition and health insurance
|Closing date of competition
|Open until filled
|Date position available
|Description of duties
Seeking a motivated student with interest in Weed Science for a graduate assistantship within the Plant and Soil Sciences Department at Mississippi State University located at the Delta Research and Extension Center, Stoneville, MS. Perform field, laboratory, and greenhouse routines such as inoculating, spraying, weighing, measuring, counting, handling soil, evaluating experiments, and planting and growing plants (corn, grain sorghum, cotton, and peanuts) under defined conditions. Organize and assist in field operations such as fertilizing, spraying, inoculating, plot maintenance, inventory and maintenance of equipment and supplies, and general cleanup of equipment and facilities or as assigned by supervisor. Prepare summary reports of research results, refereed manuscript, and present research results to various groups, including scientiffic meetings.
Applicants must have a bahelor’s or a Master’s degree with a strong academic record in agronomy, plant sciences or a related field, strong written and oral communication skills and previous field and greenhouse research experience.
|Contact for additional information
|Interested students should send a cover letter stating research interests and experience, as well as a curriculum vitae including references to Dr. Taghi Bararpour
|CV and academic transcripts
Cover letter describing background and research interests
Three letters of recommendation
GRE, and TOEFL (if English is not native language)
Delta Research and Extension Center
P.O. Box 197
Stoneville, MS 38776