Utah State University-Biology seeks a highly qualified and motivated individual wishing to pursue a PhD degree in the areas of plant-arthropod interactions and ecologically-based pest management. The successful
candidate will conduct research involving the effect of drought stress on spider mites, plant defenses, and arthropod community responses in maize and barley as part of an NSF funded grant (Genomics of resistance to mite herbivores associated with drought stress in cereals). The candidate will focus on the ecological interactions associated with the project but the multidisciplinary team provides a unique opportunity for addition training in plant genomics if desired.
Required qualifications include a background in entomology, ecology, plant sciences, or related field, experience with field research, exposure to statistics, and an ability to work in a collaborative environment. Start date is open as early as summer 2016 with enrollment fall 2016.
Utah State University is a land-grant institution located in Logan, Utah.
Learn more about USU biology (www.biology.usu.edu), the USU Ecology Center (http://www.usu.edu/ecology/), and the lab (https://www.biology.usu.edu/htm/labsites/ramirez-lab).
To apply, send an email to [email protected] Please provide a CV/resume (include GPA and GRE scores), a letter of intent, and contact information for three references. Apply by January 4, 2016 for full
consideration, however, screening of applicants will continue until the position is filled.