Assistanships

 Graduate Research Assistant

Focal Area: Agronomy
Institution Name: Purdue University
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Location: West Lafayette, IN
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Description:

The Department of Agronomy at Purdue University is seeking a qualified and highly motivated individual interested in obtaining a M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Turfgrass Science and/or Turf Weed Science with preference for Ph.D. students.
A student will have the opportunity to conduct applied field and laboratory research in turf science with a project focused on weed control in turf systems, general turf management, warm-season grasses, or turf physiology based on the interest of the student and funding.
Students will interact with a team of Purdue Turf Scientists and collaborate with other faculty in the department and college.

Salary:
The Ph.D. assistantship provides a salary of $1,642/month ($19,704/year) along with a remission of all but a nominal portion of tuition and fees (For 2011-2012 it will be $361.50 per semester during the academic year and $180.75 for the summer session). M.S. assistantships provide a salary of $1,594/month ($19,128/year).

Minimum Requirements:
A B.S. degree with a major emphasis in Weed Science, Turfgrass Science, Agronomy, Horticulture, Plant Sciences or closely related field is required.
Experience and/or knowledge of field plot techniques, experimental design and familiarity with turfgrass management or weed science is a plus. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential.

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Where To Apply?
Interested applicants should apply online at:
http://www.gradschool.purdue.edu/admissions/

For more information about the position or the Purdue turf program, contact Dr. Aaron Patton, (765) 494-9737, ajpatton@purdue.edu. For more information about the Purdue Turf Science Program, visit our Web site at http://www.agry.purdue.edu/turf .

Additional information for prospective students is available from the Department of Agronomy at https://ag.purdue.edu/agry/GraduateProgram

PURDUE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER FULLY COMMITTED TO ACHIEVING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE.