Graduate Assistantships for Ph.D.
Biology and Management of Spotted-Wing Drosophila
Graduate assistantships are available in Fruit Entomology lab in Department of
Entomology at the University of Georgia for students to pursue Ph.D. in
Entomology starting Summer/Fall 2019.
The primary goal of the research projects is to investigate biology and ecology of
spotted-wing drosophila (SWD) and use that information to develop sustainable
monitoring and management programs. The research will include both
laboratory and field studies to: 1) investigate pest phenology and its interaction
with host plants, 2) assess effectiveness of novel monitoring and management
technologies, and 3) evaluate potential risks associated with management
strategies. Additional opportunities will be available to gain experience in
extension and outreach programs.
Requirements: Education in the Life Sciences with an emphasis or interest in
Entomology, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Applicants
must meet admission requirements of the University of Georgia Graduate School
(http://gradschool.uga.edu/admissions/requirements.html) and the Department of
information. For full consideration, send a single PDF file containing: 1)
statement of research interests and career goals, 2) current CV including contact
information for three references, and 3) GRE, and TOEFL (if applicable) scores.