Graduate Research Assistantship (Ph. D in Agronomy with focus on wheat phenotyping) at Texas A&M
Texas A&M University
May 24, 2018
College Station, Texas
Full Time - Assistantship
One graduate research assistantship in Agronomy (Ph. D) is immediately available in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Texas A&M University for starting in Fall 2018. The research assistant will work with a team of scientists at Texas A&M on high-throughput phenotyping in wheat using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) with a focus on understanding abiotic factors that contribute to variability in plant growth . The student is expected to take leadership in collecting and analyzing data to meet research goals.
The student will be advised by Dr. Haly Neely (Assistant professor of Spatial Soil and Water Management) and Dr. Nithya Rajan (Associate Professor of Crop Physiology and Agroecology) in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Texas A&M. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Haly Neely at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Nithya Rajan at email@example.com. 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.
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 $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.
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