Graduate Assistantship, PhD
Seeking PhD candidate to study insect pest management in alfalfa and forage crop systems in the Departments of Plant Sciences and Animal and Range Sciences at Montana State University, Bozeman MT. Grant funded research and extension to study alfalfa weevil biology towards improving a degree-day model to predict its development will be one focus (lab and field research). Additional research related to entomology, IPM, forage management, agro-ecology and molecular biology can be incorporated based on the candidate’s interest. 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 an MSc degree (or have equivalent post BSc work experience) in a related field such as entomology or crop agronomy. Experience conducting field research is a preferred qualification (summer research will be field intensive). A valid driver’s license is required. 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. Preferred start date is March 1 to May 1. Please send a statement of interest and short CV, or questions about the position, to Kevin Wanner (firstname.lastname@example.org).