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PhD Graduate Research Assistantship in Weed Ecology/IWM with Texas A&M AgriLife Research in College Station, TX

Type of position Graduate Research Assistantship
Employer Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Location College Station, TX
Salary A competitive assistantship, all tuition and fees are waived, and individual health insurance is paid through the Texas A&M Graduate Health Insurance Program
Closing date of competition As soon as a suitable candidate is found
Date position available Summer/Fall 2023, negotiable
Description of duties

The graduate assistant will focus on weed biology, ecology, and integrated management.

The student will have ample opportunities to network with a national team of researchers focusing on IWM (https://growiwm.org/“>https://growiwm.org/).

Research will involve field, greenhouse and laboratory experiments. The student is expected to publish findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Opportunities exist for presenting results in professional meetings and participating in scholarly activities relevant to the training needs and career goals of the candidate. The successful candidate is expected to assist in teaching a limited number of academic labs within the Soil and Crop Sciences Department.

Qualifications sought

The preferred candidate must hold or be currently working towards an MS degree in weed science, agronomy, ecology, agroecology, plant science, horticulture, forestry or other agriculture-related fields. 

The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to supporting farming communities through research, an excellent work ethic, the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary research team, the ability to conduct independent research, and proficiency in English language (written and oral).

This position requires travel to research fields, and a valid driver license is required or must be obtained within 3 months of starting. The candidate must meet all requirements for admission to Texas A&M University,  http://admissions.tamu.edu/graduate/apply“>http://admissions.tamu.edu/graduate/apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The institution reserves the right not to fill the position.

Contact for additional information Dr. Muthukumar Bagavathiannan, [email protected]
Application procedure  
Submit what Submit
1. Curriculum vitae
2. A copy of academic transcripts (most recent)
3. Contact details of three referees
4. English test scores (if available)
Submit to email to [email protected]