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M.S. or PhD Research Assistantship in Weed Science at University of Georgia, Athens, GA with The University of Georgia in University of Georgia, Athens, GA (Main Campus)

Type of position This is a MS or PhD research assistant position at the University of Georgia’s Athens Campus.
Employer The University of Georgia
Description of Employer The University of Georgia (UGA) is a prestigious public research university located in Athens, Georgia, USA. Established in 1785, UGA is one of the oldest public universities in the United States, and it holds a prominent place in the nation’s educational landscape.

UGA is renowned for its academic excellence and comprehensive offerings. It boasts a diverse range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs across various disciplines, including business, the sciences, humanities, and the arts. The university is also known for its strong commitment to research and innovation, with numerous research centers and institutes dedicated to advancing knowledge in fields such as agriculture, engineering, and healthcare.

The UGA campus is characterized by its beautiful architecture, lush green spaces, and historic landmarks. The university’s commitment to fostering a vibrant and inclusive community is reflected in its active student organizations, cultural events, and athletic programs. UGA is particularly proud of its Bulldogs, the athletic teams that compete in the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference (SEC).

With a rich history, a strong academic reputation, and a supportive and diverse community, the University of Georgia continues to be a top destination for students seeking a world-class education and a vibrant college experience

Location University of Georgia, Athens, GA (Main Campus)
Description of Location Athens, Georgia, is a vibrant and culturally rich city nestled in the heart of the American South. Known for its eclectic blend of music, arts, and college-town charm, Athens offers a unique and dynamic experience.

Home to the University of Georgia, Athens boasts a youthful and energetic atmosphere, with a diverse community of students, academics, and artists. The city is famous for its thriving music scene, having produced legendary bands like R.E.M. and the B-52s. Live music venues, such as the iconic 40 Watt Club, provide a platform for emerging talents to showcase their skills.

Athens also features a historic downtown area, characterized by tree-lined streets, Victorian-era architecture, and a bustling array of locally-owned shops, boutiques, and restaurants. The culinary scene here is diverse, offering a mix of Southern comfort food, international cuisine, and farm-to-table dining options.

Nature enthusiasts can explore nearby natural wonders like the State Botanical Garden of Georgia and the picturesque Georgia Museum of Art. Athens is a place where creativity and culture converge, making it an inspiring destination for both residents and visitors alike.

Salary $22,000-$25,000
Benefits https://hr.uga.edu/students/students_home/
Closing date of competition February 1, 2024
Date position available May 2024
Description of duties

Applicants will be expected to participate in a range of field and laboratory experiments. Willingness to work outside and strong field skills are required. Ability to operate and/or willingness to learn to operate farm machinery a must. Students will be expected to work as an integral part of a team, and contribute to both their work and other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications sought

This position requires the acquisition of a GA pesticide license and will require a successful applicant to obtain a GA driver’s license, a means of transportation, and the ability to pass a background check if selected. Applicants with a strong desire and focus on applied aspects of weed science will be considered. Previous weed science experience is desired but not required. A strong background in agronomy, weed science, and/or other related fields is desirable. 

Contact for additional information email Nicholas T. Basinger ([email protected]
Application procedure  
Submit what CV, Transcripts, writing sample
Submit to email Nicholas T. Basinger ([email protected])
Additional Information The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.