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Graduate Research Assistant (PhD) position available in the Department of Horticulture at Michigan State University with Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI, USA

Type of position Graduate Research Assistantship (PhD)
Employer Michigan State University
Location East Lansing, MI, USA
Description of Location Department of Horticulture, Plant and Soil Sciences Building, 1066 Bogue Street, East Lansing, MI 48824.
Salary Commensurate with PhD student GRA
Benefits Tuition fees and health insurance will be paid
Closing date of competition Available until a suitable candidate is identified
Date position available Spring 2024
Description of duties

A Graduate Research Assistant position (Ph.D.) is available at the Michigan State University, Department of Horticulture in the ornamental weed management research program of Dr. Debalina Saha. The graduate research assistant will conduct research on weed control for ornamental crop production which includes greenhouse, nursery, and Christmas tree production systems. The weed control research will involve both chemical and non-chemical strategies. In addition to the doctoral research, the student will also assist in conducting other ongoing projects such as IR-4 research trials and chemical company herbicide efficacy and crop safety trials. The student is expected to conduct experiments in greenhouse conditions, field, and in the lab. Driving is required. The student is expected to take coursework, present research results at national and international conferences, and publish manuscripts in both extension and peer-reviewed journals.

Qualifications sought

Qualifications include a BS or MS in horticulture, weed science, plant biology, botany, agronomy, and other related discipline. Experience with greenhouse, fieldwork, and herbicide application is desirable but is not required.

Contact for additional information Contact Dr. Debalina Saha, Assistant Professor via email ([email protected])
Application procedure  
Submit what Interested applicants should send an email stating their academic and research interests, professional background, and current resume (PDF) to Dr. Debalina Saha, Assistant Professor ([email protected]). Including copies of published papers in scientific journals is desirable but not required.
International students should include their TOEFL and IELTS scores.
Submit to Contact Dr. Debalina Saha, Assistant Professor via email ([email protected])