|Graduate Research Assistant|
|Employer ||University of Tennessee|
|Location ||Knoxville, TN|
|Description ||GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP IN PLANT SCIENCE IN CROP PHYSIOLOGY AND IRRIGATION
POSITION DESCRIPTION: An M.S. Graduate Research Assistantship is anticipated to be available Fall semester of 2012 in the area of crop physiology with an emphasis on irrigation.
The successful candidate will conduct research on the combined influence of irrigation and nitrogen application rates on cotton lint yield, fiber quality, and physiological responses. The selected candidate will be responsible to carryout field, greenhouse, and lab activities in Knoxville during the fall and spring semesters and at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center in Jackson, TN and Milan each summer (on-station housing at WTREC may be available). The selected candidate must also be willing to present his/her research findings at meetings of various professional societies and at field days.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Screening of applicants will begin May 15, 2012 and continue until filled.
Stipend, Qualifications & Applying: A GRA provides a monthly stipend for 24 months, with both in- and out-of-state tuition costs waived. A student health insurance plan is included. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of undergraduate GPA and coursework, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, a resume, and a letter of intent. Admission both to the University of Tennessee graduate school and the Plant Sciences graduate program is required. Other requirements for admission to the University of Tennessee graduate school may be obtained at (http://admissions.utk.edu/graduate/).
Environment: The Plant Sciences Department is located on the Agricultural Campus of UT close to the main campus. The department is housed in both the Plant Biotechnology Building and Ellington Plant Sciences. Research facilities are located in the Plant Biotechnology Building and at the University of Tennessee Research and Education Centers, which are well equipped for crop production evaluations, along with supporting greenhouse and field facilities. Knoxville, a city of 180,000, is the economic and cultural center of eastern Tennessee. It is consistently ranked as one of the ten most livable cities in the nation and lies just 40 miles west of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There are many opportunities for outdoor activities, like hiking, camping, canoeing, and fishing.
For additional information or questions about application procedures contact:
David Verbree, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Crop Physiology
Department of Plant Sciences
University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, AgResearch and UT Extension
West Tennessee Research & Education Center
605 Airways Blvd.
Jackson, TN 38301
For additional information, visit:
UT Graduate & International Admissions Web Page: http://admissions.utk.edu/graduate
Departmental Web Page: http://plantsciences.utk.edu/