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PhD student in weed science with Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Science, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama in Auburn, Alabama

Type of position Graduate Research Assistant
Employer Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Science, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
Description of Employer Auburn University is a public land-grant R1 research university in Auburn, Alabama. With more than 24,600 undergraduate students and a total enrollment of more than 30,000 with 1,330 faculty members, Auburn is one of the state’s two public flagship universities.
Location Auburn, Alabama
Description of Location Auburn is a city in Alabama with a population of 65,508, beside the neighbor, flourishing city of Opelika. Auburn is in Lee County and is one of the best places to live in Alabama. Living in Auburn offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Auburn was listed among MONEY’s top 100 places to live in America, coming in at No. 66. Auburn was one of two Alabama cities to make the list, ahead of Hoover who ranked No. 84.
Salary Standard Graduate Research Assistantship at Auburn University
Benefits Excellent opportunity for learning and growing in the broader area of weed science; funded travel to relevant science meetings, weed contests and conferences; opportunity to visit industries and other labs/universities if and when felt needed.
Closing date of competition Aug 31, 2022
Date position available Spring or summer 2023, can be negotiated.
Description of duties

The successful candidate will study the biology and ecology of Alabama crop weeds and develop integrated management strategies in inter-disciplinary approach. Some potential topics are, but not limited to, modelling the germination and emergence cycle of important Alabama crop weeds, ecological responses of weeds under diverse cropping systems and management regimes, intra- and inter-specific gene flow, non-chemical weed-management tools, etc. Relevant new and exciting research ideas are welcome from qualified candidates. Candidates with prior experience of writing and publishing research articles in reputed journals will be given preference.

Qualifications sought

MS in weed science/agronomy or closely related subjects (MS final year students are eligible); decent GRE score; relevant research experiences in lab, greenhouse and field settings, proficiency in English with required score in TOEFL, IELTS or other qualifying tests as per university rules if the candidate is international; driver license or ability to get a license immediately upon joining; open to working with colleagues from diverse background.

Application procedure  
Submit what Resume, letter of application- include a weed science research idea that you are interested to work on, transcripts, contact details of two referees
Submit to email to Dr. Aniruddha Maity – [email protected]