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PhD Graduate Assistantship with Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama

Type of position Graduate Research Assistantship
Employer Auburn University
Description of Employer Department of Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama (https://agriculture.auburn.edu/research/cses/)
Location Auburn, Alabama
Salary A competitive assistantship, tuition is waived.
Closing date of competition Screening of applicants is immediate and will continue until filled.
Date position available Summer or fall 2024
Description of duties

The graduate assistant will focus on weed biology and ecology, focusing on agronomic, physiological, and molecular aspects of crop-weed competition at aboveground and belowground levels. Herbicide resistance biology in relation to biotic and abiotic factors may also be a part of the study.

Overall, the research will involve field, greenhouse, and laboratory experiments. The student is expected to publish findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Opportunities exist for presenting results in professional meetings and participating in scholarly activities relevant to the training needs and career goals of the candidate. The successful candidate is expected to assist in teaching a limited number of academic labs within the Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences Department.

Qualifications sought

The preferred candidate must hold or be currently working towards an MS degree in weed science, agronomy, plant physiology, ecology, agroecology, plant science, horticulture, forestry or other agriculture-related fields. 

The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong interest in weed ecology, physiology, and molecular biology, 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 Auburn University, https://graduate.auburn.edu/prospective-students/general-admission-requirements/

Only shortlisted candidates may be contacted. The institution reserves the right not to fill the position.

Contact for additional information Dr. Aniruddha Maity, [email protected]
Application procedure  
Submit what Submit
1. Curriculum vitae
2. A copy of academic transcripts (most recent)
3. Contact details of three referees
4. English test scores (if available)
5. GRE score (if available)
Submit to [email protected]
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