Ph.D. Student Research Assistantship - Importation Biological Control of Crape Myrtle Bark Scale
Research Assistantship Addressing Importation Biological Control of Crape Myrtle Bark Scale. This Ph.D. student assistantship is funded through a multi-year USDA grant to a multi-state team of scientists leading a national effort to development a comprehensive, biologically-based management program for this invasive pest. The focus of the research program associated with the assistantship is to receive, rear, and evaluate natural enemies imported from from foreign locations into the Texas A&M Department of Entomology quarantine facility. The research assistant is expected to further the research effort as it aligns with the mutual interests of the student and research team. A goal of the research effort is to develop a portfolio research necessary to obtain permits for subsequent field release of evaluation of candidate natural enemies (to be conducted subsequent to the student's research). The acceptable student will join the research team and be housed in the laboratory of Dr. Kevin M. Heinz in the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University. To be considered for this position, a candidate must be acceptable for admission to the Department of Entomology (see https://entomology.tamu.edu/future-students/graduate-students/) and into program of Dr. Heinz. For initial screening, please send: 1) a copy of your current CV/Resume, 2) informal copies of most recent transcripts and test scores, 3) a one page statement specifically addressing how your background will contribute to your success in the assistantship, and 4) the names and contact information of three references familiar with scholarly activities. Please send initial screening materials to Dr. Heinz at firstname.lastname@example.org. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found, with an expectation that the student will start their Ph.D in August, 2018.