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M.S. Research Assistant with New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM

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://nmsu.edu/about/index.html
Location Las Cruces, NM
Description of Location https://www.lascrucescvb.org/las-cruces-profile/
Salary $26,252 per year for two years
Benefits Additional compensation to cover tuition and health insurance will be provided
Closing date of competition April 30, 2023
Date position available August 2023
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.

Qualifications sought

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.

Application procedure  
Submit what Cover letter describing experiences and interests
Unofficial transcripts
GRE and TOEFL (if required) scores
Contact information for three professional references
Submit to Dr. Brian Schutte ([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].