|Type of position
|MS-level Graduate Research Assistant
|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://nmsu.edu/about/index.html
|Las Cruces, NM
|Description of Location
|$26,252 per year for two years
|Additional compensation to cover tuition and health insurance will be provided
|Closing date of competition
|April 30, 2023
|Date position available
|Description of duties
Conduct research with all-in-one weather and crop monitoring devices to better understand cover crop growth and competitiveness, as well as agroecological services derived from cover crops. Research will be under the direction of Dr. Brian Schutte in the Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science. 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.
Candidate should have: a BS degree (3.2 GPA minimum) in agronomy, weed science, soil science, or plant biology (or closely related field); the ability to communicate effectively both in writing and orally; field research experience; and a willingness to drive a university vehicle to distant research stations. The successful candidate will need a valid driver’s license within 60 days of hire. Ideal candidates will have strong quantitative and statistical skills, and demonstrated ability to perform independent field research.
|Cover letter describing experiences and interests
GRE and TOEFL (if required) scores
Contact information for three professional references
|Dr. Brian Schutte ([email protected])
|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].