|Type of position||Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistant Position, Weed Science Research Group, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Mississippi State University|
|Employer||Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Mississippi State University|
|Description of Employer||Mississippi State University is Mississippi’s senior comprehensive land-grant institution and has the largest on campus enrollment (>22,000) of the eight state institutions of higher learning. All components of the university have a strong commitment to teaching, research, and service. The Department of Plant and Soil Sciences has 31 on- and 26 off-campus faculty members engaged in teaching, research, and extension and/or service programs. The programs are supported by state-of-the art laboratories, equipment, and trained support and professional staff. The department offers Master’s or Doctoral graduate students concentrating in Agronomy, Horticulture, or Weed Science.
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
|Description of Location||Starkville, the home of the Mississippi State University, located in the Oktibbeha County, with a fun and vibrant atmosphere. With its small-town charm, great food and a thriving main street, Starkville lets you enjoy Southern hospitality while being within hours to Atlanta, Memphis, Nashville, and New Orleans.
Whether you’re a history buff, a sports fan, an outdoor enthusiast, or just want to enjoy a night out on the town, there’s a lot to love in Starkville. From amazing museums to great ecotourism opportunities, we’ve got a little something for everyone’s tastes. And don’t forget the great farm-to-table meals and dining, shopping, and great places to stay while you visit. Come visit Starkville: Mississippi’s College Town and discover something new today!
Starkville is the perfect location to have a balanced lifestyle, enjoying life while working to progress in your career.
|Benefits||Tuition and health insurance|
|Closing date of competition||Applications will be reviewed starting on November 01, until filled|
|Date position available||Starting date: January to May 2023|
|Description of duties||
The Weed Science Research Group in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at Mississippi State University, located in Starkville, MS, is seeking a graduate student to pursue a Ph.D. degree in Weed Science. The research project will focus on applied weed management in major Mississippi crops and will include laboratory work (plant biochemistry, plant physiology, and molecular biology) to complement the findings of the research performed in the field. The cohort of students is expected to work collaboratively within the MSSTATE weed science program.
|Contact for additional information||Dr. Luis Avila firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Submit what||1. Letter describing educational background, research experience, career goals, and motivation for this position (2 pages maximum).
2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
3. Unofficial transcripts for the undergraduate and master’s degree.
4. Contact info (name, email, phone number) for three references
|Submit to||Candidate must submit application to the Department Head, Dr. Darrin Dodds email@example.com with a copy to Dr. Luis Avila firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Additional Information||MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.|
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