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Ph.D. level graduate assistantship with Pennsylvania State University, Plant Science Department in State College, PA

Type of position Ph.D. graduate assistantship in Weed Ecology and Management
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 benefits
Closing date of competition August 2022
Date position available Fall 2022 or Spring 2023
Description of duties

The Penn State Weed Science Lab (https://sites.psu.edu/weedscience/) is seeking a motivated Ph.D. student to participated in USDA-funded projects focusing on cover crop-based IWM in field crops. The student should have a strong background in Weed Science and/or Agroecology. Previous experience or interest in population-level modeling is preferred. The student will participate in on-going field experiments and will be provided the opportunity to design complimentary field- and/or greenhouse experiments. Opportunities for participation in extension-outreach events as well as undergraduate teaching experience (T.A.) are available. 

Qualifications sought

Successful applicants will have: 1) a M.Sc. degree or B.Sc. degree with a strong research record in a related field (Agronomy, Agroecology, Weed Science, Ecology); and 2) strong written and oral communication skills.

Contact for additional information John Wallace ([email protected])
Application procedure  
Submit what Resume and cover letter
Submit to John Wallace ([email protected])