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Graduate Research Assistantship (PhD) with Virginia Tech in Painter, VA

Type of position Graduate Research Assistantship
Employer Virginia Tech
Location Painter, VA
Description of Location ESAREC, Virginia Tech
33446 Research Dr, Painter, VA 23420
Salary Salary: $29,148, tuition (~14,000) and health insurance will be covered
Benefits Free student housing, internet, water, and electricity at ESAREC, Painter, VA
Closing date of competition Open until filled
Date position available Summer/ Fall 2023
Description of duties

Conduct research in the area of weed ecology/ biology, herbicide resistance, cover crops, and Integrated Weed Management. Research will involve greenhouse, and field experiments. Student will have the opportunity to work with the collaborators at University of Delaware, United States Department of Agriculture, and many other weed science faculties working in the region.

Qualifications sought

The candidate must have MS degree, some training in weed science, and strong interest to work in multi-disciplinary teams. Preference will be given to students with experience on herbicide applications, and weed management. Student will complete courses at Blacksburg campus and research will be at multi-locations (VT Blacksburg, and Eastern shore AREC).


Contact for additional information Dr. Vijay Singh, Assistant Professor and Extension Weed Specialist
Application procedure  
Submit what Resume, cover letter
TOEFL/ GRE in case of international student
Add email subject line: PhD GRA application, NAME
Submit to Dr. Vijay Singh, Assistant Professor and Extension Weed Specialist
Email: [email protected]