Available immediately, MS (or will consider PhD) graduate assistantship in applied entomology / extension entomology in the Department of Plant Sciences at Montana State University, Bozeman MT. Alfalfa weevil is the primary economic pest of alfalfa grown throughout the continental US and it has recently developed resistance to the insecticides used to manage it. This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated candidate to help develop an insecticide resistance management program for alfalfa weevil in the western US region.
The MSU College of Agriculture includes a modern plant growth center with plant and insect (http://agriculture.montana.edu/pgc/) quarantine facilities and was recently ranked as one of the top colleges of agriculture in the country. The MSU entomology group offers a range of graduate level entomology courses.
Candidates must have exceptional communication skills within the agricultural extension field. A degree, coursework, and work experience in entomology and crop agronomy are preferred qualifications. A valid driver’s license is required and the candidate must have strong organizational skills. This assistantship will cover tuition, stipend and health insurance. Bozeman is located in the Rocky Mountain region and has been ranked 4 of 25 on a list of best small college towns in which to live. The position is available immediately. Please send a statement of interest and short CV, or questions about the position, to Kevin Wanner (email@example.com).