Weed science Society of America Logo


Ph.D. Student in Weed Ecology

Description of Duties

The successful candidate will study the biology and ecology of dominant agricultural weeds and develop integrated management strategies using an inter-disciplinary approach. Some potential topics are weed-pathogen interactions, molecular biology in weed science, intra- and inter-specific gene flow, emergence and growth physiology of important southern weeds, precision weed control technologies, non-chemical weed-management tools, etc. Experience in molecular biology and/or plant pathology is preferred. Candidates with prior experience of writing and publishing research articles in reputed journals will be given preference. *Joining date is negotiable. **If you are qualified and interested in other areas of weed science, I can consider additional Ph.D. students too.
MS in biotechnology/molecular biology/plant pathology/ecology/breeding/genetics/weed science/agronomy/plant physiology or closely related subjects (MS final year students are eligible); a decent GRE score; relevant research experiences in lab, greenhouse, and field settings; proficiency in English with the required score in TOEFL, IELTS, or other qualifying tests as per university rules if the candidate is international; a driver license or the ability to get a license immediately upon joining; and being open to working with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.

Type of position

Graduate Research Assistant





559 Devall Dr, Auburn, Alabama 36832,

Closing Date


Date Position Available

Auburn University
Auburn University is a public land-grant R1 research university in Auburn, Alabama. With more than 24,600 undergraduate students and a total enrollment of more than 30,000 with 1,330 faculty members, Auburn is one of the state’s two public flagship universities.