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Horticulture: Academic Programs: Graduate


Graduate Research Assistantship, Fruit ripening and postharvest

Position availability: Fall 2015 or Spring 2016

The Department of Horticulture at University of Georgia, is seeking applications for a Ph.D. student starting this Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 at the Athens campus. The student will be involved in research focused on understanding ripening and postharvest fruit quality attributes in fruits/vegetables. The area of research would involve evaluating ripening and postharvest quality in blueberries. The student will be offered an assistantship that includes a competitive stipend and tuition waiver. Interested applications should contact Dr. Savithri Nambeesan ( directly with “PhD Graduate Assistantship” in the subject line. Please include the following documents: 1) statement of interest, 2) CV, 3) GRE score (plus TOEFL if applicable), 4) unofficial transcripts, and 5) the names of three references. The student is expected to conduct research on topics that include: ripening in blueberries using a RNA Seq and metabolite analysis, effect of growth regulators in ripening, and post-harvest quality evaluation.  Official applications need to be submitted online at

University of Georgia (UGA) College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES)