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PhD Graduate Assistantship with University of Florida, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Wimauma, Florida with University of Florida in Riverview, Florida, located just south of Tampa

Type of position PhD Graduate Assistantship
Employer University of Florida
Description of Employer Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Department of Horticultural Sciences, University of Florida. https://gcrec.ifas.ufl.edu/
Location Riverview, Florida, located just south of Tampa
Description of Location Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Balm, Florida, which is just south of Tampa.
Salary TBD
Closing date of competition Screening of applicants is immediate and will continue until filled.
Date position available Immediately
Description of duties

The graduate assistant will focus on modelling weed seed germination and emergence in subtropic environments.  The project will emphasize the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to evaluate the effects of environmental variables on weed emergence across Central Florida. 

The research will involve field and greenhouse experiments. The student is expected to publish findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The successful candidate will be given opportunities to present results at professional meetings and participate in scholarly activities relevant to the career goals of the candidate.

Qualifications sought

The preferred candidate must hold an MS degree in weed science, agronomy, plant physiology, ecology, agroecology, plant science, horticulture, computer science, or other related fields. 

The successful candidate should be interested in weed biology, ecology, or physiology.  Experience or interest in AI or computer science is a bonus. The candidate is expected to have an excellent work ethic, the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, the ability to work independently, and proficiency in English language (written and oral).

The candidate must meet all requirements for admission to the University of Florida.  Only shortlisted candidates may be contacted. The institution reserves the right not to fill the position.

Contact for additional information Dr. Nathan Boyd, [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]
Additional Information The University of Florida is a public land-grant research university in Gainesville, Florida. The Wall Street Journal recently named the University of Florida the No. 1 public university in the country in its “2024 Best Colleges in the U.S.” report. The Gulf Coast Research and Education Center is a world-class research center that is part of the University of Florida system and is located just south of Tampa.