Graduate Research Assistantships in Agronomy (one M.S. and two Ph. D) at Texas A&M University)
Texas A&M University
January 29, 2018
Full Time - Assistantship
Three graduate research assistantships in Agronomy (one M.S. and two Ph. D) are available in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Texas A&M University for starting in the summer of 2018. Projects are related to crop phenotyping (wheat and cotton), agricultural remote sensing, and irrigation scheduling. For details of the projects, please contact Dr. Nithya Rajan at email@example.com.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Screening of applicants is immediate.
The applicant must have B.S and M.S. degrees in agriculture, agronomy, soil science, crop science, environmental science or a similar field. Preference will be given to candidates with an excellent academic performance record and oral and written communication skills. 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 will be expected to assist in teaching a limited number of academic labs within the Soil and Crop Sciences Department.
Ph.D. Assistantship carries an annual salary of $22,000 and M.S. Assistantship carries an annual salary of $19,000 with tuition and fees paid through the program. Students can apply for individual health insurance through the Texas A&M Graduate Health Insurance Program. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to support farming communities through research, excellent work ethic, ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary research team, 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. The candidate must meet all requirements for admission to Texas A&M University, http://admissions.tamu.edu/graduate/apply, including the GRE and a 3.0 GPA on their MS coursework.
Interested applicants should contact Dr. Nithya Rajan at firstname.lastname@example.org / Ph: 979-845-0360. Enclose your current CV, unofficial copies of transcripts, GRE and TOEL scores (if applicable) and contact information (email, phone number, name and designation) for three references.
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