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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Graduate Research Assistantship
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University of Illinois
Department of Crop Sciences

Graduate Assistantship Announcement


PROJECTS: Weed ecology in vegetable cropping systems

JOB DESCRIPTION: GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP in Weed Science

A graduate research assistantship is available in the Weed Science program in the Department of Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Several projects relating to the biology, ecology, and management of weeds of major vegetable crops of the Midwest are available. The overall goal of the projects is to increase the knowledge of the vegetable crop/weed ecology that will ultimately lead to new and improved weed management systems in vegetables. Current research includes crop/weed competition, native and introduced biological agents, and integrated weed management systems for minor crops.

REQUIREMENTS: Requires a student with strong interests in agroecology, integrated weed management, and the application of ecological principles to improve the understanding of weedy plants. Both M.S. students and Ph.D. students will be considered.

SALARY: Stipend is $16,200 for M.S. students and $17,550 for Ph.D. students for an 11 month appointment. Tuition and most fees are waived.

STARTING DATE: Negotiable.

CLOSING DATE: Until a suitable applicant is identified.

APPLICATIONS: Interested persons should send graduate student application, copies of college transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Don Bullock, Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of Crop Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1102 South Goodwin Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801


If you have questions or would like further information, please contact: Dr. Martin Williams II, USDA-ARS, Invasive Weed Management Research, N-325 Turner Hall, 1102 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801. Tel.# 217-244-5476; e-mail mmwillms@uiuc.edu.

THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Last Modified: 7/14/2004
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