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PhD Graduate Assistantship in Weed Ecology and other disciplines (10 positions)with the University of Idaho with University of Idaho in Weed Ecology position is at the Kimberly Research and Extension Center, Kimberly Idaho

Type of position Graduate Research Assistantship
Employer University of Idaho
Location Weed Ecology position is at the Kimberly Research and Extension Center, Kimberly Idaho
Salary A competitive assistantship, all tuition and fees are waived, and individual health insurance is covered
Benefits Stipend, student health insurance, tuition, and a research allowance
Closing date of competition Screening of applicants is immediate and will continue until filled
Date position available Spring/Summer/ Fall 2024, negotiable
Description of duties

The project of Climate-Smart Commodities for Idaho will build climate-smart markets and increase the adoption of climate-smart practices with a focus on barley, beef, chickpeas, hops, potatoes, sugar beets, and wheat. The project will collaborate with public, private, and tribal partners to 1) increase the adoption of climate-smart practices; 2) reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; 3) assess the GHG-mitigating potential of major crops; 4) evaluate climate-smart farming effects on yield, profitability, soil health, pest management, and supply chain development; 5) refine the COMET model for implementation in Idaho; 6) improve accuracy of GHG and soil C storage estimates for Idaho’s farming systems.

We are hiring a cohort of 10 doctoral students who will work and study across the state of Idaho. Students will work with faculty across the University of Idaho’s campuses and Research and Extension Centers (Moscow, Idaho Falls, Aberdeen, Kimberly, and Parma). The students are fully supported with a stipend, student health insurance, tuition, and a research allowance. There are diverse options of research themes for students to study in this program: Agronomy (e.g., crop rotations, crop yield and quality), Animal Grazing and Greenhouse Gas Flux, Crop Modeling (e.g., CropSyst, OSSAT, etc.), Entomology, Human Dimensions, Plant Pathology/Nematology, Project Management, Nutrient Management, Remote Sensing/Orone Imagery, Soil Amendments (e.g., compost, biochar), Soil-Borne Plant Pathogens, Soil Carbon, Soil Greenhouse Gas Flux and Modeling, Soil Health, Vector-Borne Plant Pathogens, Weed Ecology, etc.

Qualifications sought

For the Weed Ecology position, the preferred candidate must hold or be currently working towards an MS degree in weed science, agronomy, ecology, agroecology, plant science, horticulture, or other related fields. 

The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong interest in weed science, an excellent work ethic, the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary research team, the ability to conduct independent research, and proficiency in English language (written and oral).

This position requires travel to research fields, and a valid driver license is required or must be obtained within 3 months of starting. The candidate must meet all requirements for admission to the University of Idaho, https://www.uidaho.edu/admissions/graduate

Only shortlisted candidates may be contacted.

Contact for additional information Dr. Albert Adjesiwor, [email protected]
Application procedure  
Submit what 1. Curriculum vitae
2. A copy of MS academic transcripts
3. Contact details of three referees
4. Test scores (if available)
5. One example of your published work if applicable (research report, thesis chapter, journal publication)
6. A research statement that describes your experience with research, fieldwork, data collection, and management (max. 2 pages)
Submit to To submit application follow this link: https://iamp.uidaho.edu/student-application.
Please, select Weed Ecology as your first choice if you are interested in weed ecology.