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M.S. Research Assistantship in Weed Science at New Mexico State University

Type of position MS level Graduate Research Assistant
Employer New Mexico State University
Description of Employer New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant university dedicated to teaching, research, and service at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Learn more at: https://www.nmsu.edu/about_nmsu/index.html
Location Main Campus of New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM
Description of Location https://nmsu.edu/about_nmsu/Las_Cruces_Area.html
Salary $25,149 per year for two years
Benefits Additional compensation to cover tuition and fees will be provided.
Closing date of competition August 15, 2022
Date position available January 2023
Description of duties We are seeking an outstanding student to conduct research on weed management programs that combine crop rotation and herbicides to improve chile pepper production.  Research will be under the direction of Drs. Lehnhoff (https://wordpress.nmsu.edu/lehnhoff/) and Schutte (https://aces.nmsu.edu/faculty/schutte/index.html) in the Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology & Weed Science (https://eppws.nmsu. edu/). The successful candidate will work with a diverse team of faculty within the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences to gain broad experience in weed science, agronomy, and soil science.
Qualifications sought Candidates should have: a BS degree (3.2 GPA minimum) in plant ecology, weed ecology, agroecology or agronomy (or a closely related field); the ability to communicate effectively both in writing and orally; laboratory or field research experience; and a willingness to work in inclement weather including extreme heat.  Ideal candidates will have strong quantitative and statistical skills and a demonstrated ability to perform independent field research.
Application procedure  
Submit what Cover letter describing experience and interests
Unofficial transcripts
GRE and TOEFL (if required) scores
Contact information for three professional references.
Submit to Dr. Brian Schutte ([email protected]) and Dr. Erik Lehnhoff ([email protected])
Additional Information New Mexico State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, NMSU does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, retaliation, serious medical condition, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, spousal affiliation or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Executive Director, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, Office of Institutional Equity, P.O. Box 30001, E. 1130 University Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88003; 575.646.3635; 575.646.7802 (TTY) [email protected]