The Urban Landscape and Horticultural Entomology lab at the Auburn University is seeking applicants for a graduate assistantship. This multi-disciplinary project will provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to do Research and Extension with pests of ornamental plants and their associated biological controls. The Extension component will evaluate programs focused on management of pests using IPM and evaluation of the impacts and adoption of those practices by nursery producers in Alabama. All applicants will be considered. However, the nature of this project is better suited for applicants with an MS degree and experience with ornamental horticulture.
Required: Applicants must have a BS degree in Horticulture, Biology, Entomology, or related field. A Master's degree is required for applicants seeking an assistantship at the PhD level. .
Preferred: Competitive candidates for this opportunity should have examples of proficiency or success in three or more of the following areas:
Knowledge of ornamental horticulture and production practices in ornamental horticulture
Sampling techniques for plant feeding arthropods and natural enemies
Experimental design and analysis
Scientific writing as measured by published manuscripts in refereed journals.
Experience presenting programs to Extension audiences
Submit a cover letter and CV by email to Dr. Held
Complete a Zoom interview
Complete an application to the graduate school at Auburn University
Following the interview, the qualifications of the applicants will be reviewed and the successful candidate notified.