Graduate Student Assistantship – University of Georgia

Position: The Department of Entomology at University of Georgia is looking for a Ph.D. student to study insect-plant interactions in the turfgrass system. This position provides an exciting research opportunity for hands-on experience in learning various integrated pest management (IPM) tactics such as host plant resistance, chemical and biological control in laboratory, greenhouse and field settings. The student will have access to all the research facilities in the campuses and experimental stations in Georgia.

Location: Griffin Campus

Required skills: Masters in applied entomology (or related field), preferably with experience and training relevant to IPM. An educational background and/or work experience in plant physiology, weed science, plant pathology or soil science is desirable. Previous experience in field research involving sampling, insect behavior and dispersal is also desirable.

Preferred skills: Knowledge in statistics using statistical packages such as SAS, and experience in scientific writing are desired.

A competitive stipend with a tuition waiver will be provided to the successful applicant.

Starting date: January or August 2018

For more information, please send an email Shimat V. Joseph (svjoseph@uga.edu) with any questions.

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