Graduate Assistantships for Ph.D.

Summer/Fall 2019 
 

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

Entomology (http://www.ent.uga.edu/graduate.html).


Interested applicants may contact Dr. Ashfaq Sial (ashsial@uga.edu) for more

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.

Job Listing Expiration: 
60 Days
Company Name: 
UGA Entomology
Name of Contact Person: 
Ashfaq Sial
Contact Person's Email: 
ashsial@uga.edu
Contact Person's Phone: 
706-542-2276
City: 
Athens
State/Province: 
GA
Country: 
United States