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Graduate Research Assistant Mississippi 9/10/2021 +
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Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

A graduate research assistantship (GRA) position for a Ph.D. or M.S. is available in the Department of Sustainable Bioproducts at Mississippi State University. Successful candidates will be involved in a research program in the area of wood durability and wood protection. The candidate will be involved in both laboratory and field work.

Candidates should:

  • Be an excellent team-player, high level of intellectual curiosity and can work independently
  • Have a Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree relevant to the topic of the study, preferably inwood science, forestry, entomology, biology, agriculture, environmental science and/orengineering.
  • Have previously attained and maintained exceptional academic standing (min GPA 3.0 on 4.0scale basis)
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • TOEFL iBT 79 or IELTS 6.5 (for international students only)

The target starting date is January 3, 2022. The Department of Sustainable Bioproducts will support funding, which will include graduate student’s stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance. Review of the applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. A full application to the Graduate School at Mississippi State University for Spring 2022 admission will be required for an official offer to be made.

For initial consideration, please send 1) a cover letter, 2) resume/CV, 3) contact information of two professional references, 4) transcripts and TOEFL scores by email as a single pdf file to Dr. Tammy Franca, tsf97@msstate.edu.

Skype/video interview may be requested and only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Additional information can be found at the websites of the MSU Department of Sustainable Bioproducts (http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/bioproducts/graduate.asp) and the Office of Graduate School (http://www.grad.msstate.edu/).


Apply By:12/10/2021


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Graduate Research Assistant Mississippi 8/23/2021 +
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Organization:Mississippi State University Department of Forestry

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

 

The Forest Ecology Lab (https://www.schulzforestecolab.com) in the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University is seeking applicants for one funded M.S. assistantship. The successful applicant will be working with Dr. Ashley Schulz on research broadly focused on forest ecology, forest health, restoration ecology, fire ecology, and/or hardwood or pine management in the southeastern United States.

 

Qualifications: This position requires an individual who is: 1) self-motivated and can work independently or collaboratively; 2) has a strong desire and passion to learn about the ecology and management of forests, forest disturbance ecology, forest restoration, etc.; 3) has attained [or will attain by December 31, 2021] a bachelor’s degree in forestry, ecology, environmental science, natural resource management, or a related field from an accredited university; 4) meets all admissions requirements to the Master of Science program in the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University (http://catalog.msstate.edu/graduate/colleges-degree-programs/forest-resources/forestry/); and 5) has demonstrated proficiency communicating in English. Prior experience or interest in contributing to field- and/or lab-based research is desired.

 

Salary and Benefits:  Master’s level graduate research assistantships include an annual stipend of $15,000, a full tuition waiver, and reimbursement of medical insurance. Assistantships may require a mixture of research and teaching duties.

 

How to apply: Interested candidates should e-mail a letter of interest with career goals, updated CV or résumé, unofficial undergraduate transcripts, and contact information for two references to Dr. Ashley Schulz (ash.schulz@msstate.edu). For full consideration, please send materials by October 29, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The selected candidate will be required to submit a full application to the Graduate School at Mississippi State University for an official offer to be made. This position will begin in Spring 2022 (January 18th).

 

Mississippi State University is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

 

Mississippi State University is a land grant university located in Starkville, MS. You can learn more about Starkville and the Department of Forestry by visiting these links: https://www.starkville.org/visit/; https://www.cfr.msstate.edu/forestry/index.asp

 

Required Education:

Has attained [or will attain by December 31, 2021] a bachelor’s degree
in forestry, ecology, environmental science, natural resource management, or a related
field
from an accredited university.

Skills:

This position requires an individual who is: 1) self-motivated and can
work independently or collaboratively; 2) has a strong desire and passion to
learn about the ecology and management of forests, forest disturbance ecology,
forest restoration, etc.; 3) has attained [or will attain by December 31, 2021]
a bachelor’s degree in forestry, ecology, environmental science, natural
resource management, or a related field
from an accredited
university; 4) meets all admissions requirements to the Master of Science program
in the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University (
http://catalog.msstate.edu/graduate/colleges-degree-programs/forest-resources/forestry/); and 5) has demonstrated
proficiency communicating in English. Prior experience or interest in contributing
to field- and/or lab-based research is desired.

Salary:

Master’s level graduate research assistantships include an annual
stipend of $15,000, a full tuition waiver, and reimbursement of medical
insurance.


Apply By:11/23/2021

Email:ash.schulz@msstate.edu

Mailing:

775 Stone Blvd.


327 Thompson Hall


Mississippi State, MS 39762-9681


Posted By: Dr. Ashley Schulz

Ph.D. Assistantship - Aquaculture/Seafood Marketing Mississippi 8/30/2021 +
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Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Stoneville, Mississippi

Job Description:

Thad Cochran National Warmwater Aquaculture Center (TCNWAC) at Stoneville, Mississippi, U.S.A. has a Ph.D. assistantship available to study various marketing aspects of the U.S. farm-raised catfish industry. Catfish is the largest finfish species raised in the United States. The project envisions to 1) evaluate the dynamics of sales and price patterns for catfish products and their close substitutes in key U.S. retail markets; 2) analyze the factors influencing markets for catfish products by evaluating the responses to price, sales, and demand; and 3) utilize the scanner data to support catfish industry segments in improving their marketing decisions. In addition, there will be other opportunities to work with TCNWAC researchers on production- and marketing-oriented projects, providing a breadth of research and field experience that is atypical for most graduate programs. This position is ideal for candidates who wish to gain experience in aquaculture marketing and quantitative economics. The successful applicant will be receiving a terminal degree from the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture under the College of Forestry Resources.

Required Education:

Masters’ degree in Aquaculture, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness Management, Fisheries Sciences, or related areas

Required Experience:

Student with publication record will be preffered. Work/reserach experience in the field of marketing or business management is important for this terminal degree.

Skills:

Required Qualifications:

Master's degree in Aquaculture, Agricultural Economics,
Agribusiness Management, Fisheries Sciences, or related areas with a GPA >3.5. The GRE and TOFEL must be taken but there is no specific score required for acceptance. The candidate should possess exemplary organization
and communication skills, a strong work ethic and the ability to work alone and as part of a team in less than ideal environments.

Preferred Qualifications:
The successful applicant will employ various quantitative econometric principles in this project. Research experience in areas of aquaculture marketing and
economics are ideal. Applicants should have a background in aquaculture marketing, production, and or farm management and should have evidence of productive
scientific communication (journal publications/conference presentations).
The selected applicant will begin project work from Spring 2022 for a support period of three years, with the provision of additional support conditional upon the performance of the student in graduate studies and grant/ departmental funding. All research works will be based at the TCNWAC, Stoneville, Mississippi. Assistantship include $23,500/year, tuition waiver, and graduate student insurance.

Salary:

$23,500/yr + tuition waiver + student insurance for three years. This is contigent on avaiability of continued funding as well as academic and research performance of the student.


Apply By:9/30/2021

Phone:6626863586

Email:gkk27@msstate.edu

Mailing:

Ganesh Kumar
Assistant Research Professor
Thad Cochran National Warmwater Aquaculture Center Delta Research and Extension Center
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture
Mississippi State University
127 Experiment Station Road
P.O. Box 197
Stoneville, Mississippi-38776, USA
Phone: Office: (662) 686 3586
Cell: (870) 489 6679
Fax: (662) 686 3320
https://www.drec.msstate.edu



Posted By: Ganesh Kumar

Ph.D. Research Assistantship Mississippi 8/24/2021 +
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Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Mississippi State, Mississippi

Job Description:

The Department of Forestry in the College of Forest Resources at Mississippi State University is seeking applicants for a funded Ph.D. research assistantship. The successful candidate will be advised by Dr. Austin Himes and work closely with many other faculty members in the Department of Forestry to assess the climate change mitigation potential of afforestation practices under the USDA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).

The student will be working on a multi-disciplinary research project monitoring and collecting samples from CRP forest sites across the southeastern U.S. Forest inventory measurements and destructive biomass sampling will be combined with terrestrial LiDAR scans, high-resolution point dendrometers recording tree diameter growth and allometric models to improve estimates of carbon sequestration and storage by trees in these systems. Additionally, soil samples and greenhouse gas measurements will be taken at each site to account for other major carbon pools and fluxes. All field data will be used to calibrate key parameters of the DayCent model and estimate the climate change mitigation potential of the CRP tree plantings within the study region.

The successful candidate will be expected to lead a team of field technicians in data and sample collection, process soil and gas samples in the laboratory, analyze data and communicate results through multiple peer-reviewed journal articles, presentations at national and international scientific conferences and reports to project partners. The position starts January 1st, 2022. This is a 4-year position that includes an annual stipend of $20,000, tuition waiver and insurance.

Required qualifications:

  • Ability to meet all admission requirements of the Department of Forestry Graduate Program
  • Valid driver’s license or ability to get one • Masters degree in forestry, natural resources, environmental science or related field (exceptional students with B.S. may be considered)
  • Demonstrated excellence in English (written and oral) communication
  • Willingness to drive long distances for field work with multiple consecutive overnight stays
  • Ability to walk long distances encumbered with 30+ pounds of gear and conduct field research in challenging conditions

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience and/or strong interest in quantification and modeling of carbon stocks and fluxes
  • Experience or willingness to learn R-statistical software, python or other coding languages
  • Familiarity or interest in learning USDA NRCS sampling protocol and FIA protocol
  • Experience writing peer-reviewed journal publications

Information about the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University as well as admissions criteria can be found at https://www.cfr.msstate.edu/forestry/index.asp and https://www.grad.msstate.edu/. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Austin Himes by emailing a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications for the position, a resume/CV, unofficial transcripts and contact information for 3 references. If you have taken the GRE general test, please provide your unofficial results with your resume/CV.

Successful applicants will be required to apply to the Graduate School at Mississippi State University. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The application deadline for 2022 spring enrollment is December 1 (domestic) and October 1 (international).

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

Contact Information:
Austin Himes, Ph.D.
Department of Forestry
Mississippi State University
Box 9681
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Office: 353 Thompson Hall
E-mail: austin.himes@msstate.edu
Phone: (662) 325-4249


Apply By:11/24/2021


Posted By: KBrasher