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Horticulture: Academic Programs: Graduate

 

Graduate Research Assistantship

Applications are invited for a graduate (MS) assistantship in the Department of Horticulture, at The University of Georgia, Tifton Campus in field vegetable production.  Preference will be given to candidates with a background in applied field research.  The specific research project will be dependent upon the research interests and background of the candidate and funding available to support a particular project.  Areas of study may include topics such as calcium disorders in vegetable crops, improved drip irrigation management, or postharvest deterioration/management of vegetables.  The student will be expected to complete course work on the Athens (main) campus and conduct research at the Tifton campus.  A competitive graduate stipend for 12 months, renewable annually with adequate performance, will be provided as well as a tuition waiver. Applicants should submit a 1) statement of interest/relevant experience, 2) copy of transcripts, and 3) resume & contact information for three references to Dr. Timothy Coolong (tcoolong@uga.edu) by April 15th, 2014. Tentative start date will be August 2014.  Please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Coolong with any questions.


Graduate Research Assistantship, Organic High Tunnel Production

Position availability: Summer 2014

The University of Georgia, Department of Horticulture is seeking applicants for a M.S. candidate. The student will join research efforts focused on organic high tunnel crop production. An assistantship including a competitive stipend and tuition waiver is available. Prospective applicants should contact Dr. Suzanne O’Connell (soco@uga.edu) directly with ‘Graduate Student Assistantship’ in the subject line with the following information: 1) statement of interest, 2) resume and 4) transcripts by April 15th, 2014 (*international student deadline Feb. 15th, 2014).


Graduate Assistantship

Applications are invited for a graduate (Ph.D.) assistantship at The University of Georgia Tifton Campus (http://www.caes.uga.edu/campus/tifton/), Department of Horticulture (http://www.hort.uga.edu/), for research in the area of peanut biotechnology (http://nespal.org/oziasakinslab/projects/plant-biotechnology-peanut-grasses/).  Preference will be given to applicants with coursework in plant molecular genetics and/or developmental biology.  The specific research project will depend upon the interests of the candidate and the funding available to support a particular project. The student will be expected to complete class work at the Athens campus, conduct research at the Tifton campus, and assist with other research projects.  A graduate assistantship with a 12-month stipend includes a tuition waiver. Applicants should submit a UGA application form (available from http://www.grad.uga.edu/admissions/requirements.html) and send a cover letter with a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references to Peggy Ozias-Akins (pozias@uga.edu).

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