PhD Assistantship available at the University of Idaho, Parma Research & Extension Center located 30 min from the capital, Boise. The assistantship is in the Cropping Systems Agronomy program lead by Dr. Olga Walsh. The research focus is development of sensor-based methodologies and cultural practices for improved water and nutrient use efficiency in various crops. Salary: $28,350 per year. Total value of the assistantship, including stipend, fee waiver and summer wages = $42,355.40. Additional information: We offer Idaho’s only M.S. and Ph.D. programs in plant science; Many 500-level courses are taught jointly with Washington State University; With a 2:1 student-to-faculty ratio, enjoy ready access to experts in your field; Our graduates are in demand, with nearly 100% placement.
REQUIRED: 1) MS degree in Agronomy, Soil Science, Soil Fertility or closely related field 2) Excellent verbal and written communication skills 3) Strong interest in agriculture 4) Drive, focus, excellent work ethic, and ability to lead their research project 5) Experience and strong interest in conducting applied field research. PREFERRED: 1) Experience with precision agriculture tools and methodologies such as crop sensors and UAVs 2) Previous extension/outreach experience, working with ag producers 3) Experience with farm field research equipment. TO APPLY, please email a single pdf file containing: 1) letter of application detailing how you meet each of the required and/or preferred qualifications, 2) CV, 3) transcripts, and 4) contact information of three professional references to: Dr. Olga Walsh at email@example.com.
Please visit http://www.uidaho.edu/cogs/ and https://www.uidaho.edu/cals/plant-sciences/ms-plant-sci for admission protocols, and the departmental and college deadlines.
Additional Salary Information: Total value of the assistantship, including stipend, fee waiver and additional compensation = $42,355.40.
About University of Idaho
The Department of Soil & Water Systems is in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the largest College at the University of Idaho. The University has an enrollment of 12,000 students and is located in Moscow, Idaho, a highly livable city with a population of 25,000. The Department of Soil & Water Systems combines faculty in soil science, agronomy, hydrology, sediment transport, irrigation engineering, waste management, and precision agriculture to address resource issues related to soil, water quality and quantity, and sustainable food, energy, and waste systems. The Department has a statewide presence and is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and extension.