Graduate Research Assistant (Ph.D.) - Dutta at The University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia

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Graduate Research Assistant (Ph.D.) - Dutta


CAES-Plant Pathology

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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up to 20 hours per week. Schedule to be determined by Supervisor

Advertised Salary:

$2,150 per month

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested candidates should provide a CV, and three professional references to Dr. Bhabesh Dutta ( Interested candidates may contact Dr. Dutta with any questions regarding this position.

Location of Vacancy:

Tifton Area

EOO Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

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The job includes but not limited to work in laboratory, greenhouse and field to study on commercial cole crops fields for the distribution of fungicide resistance among Alternaria sp. using traditional and molecular methods. The candidate is also expected to decipher modes of seed infection and associated mitigation strategies.

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Continue graduate student course credits

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Writing reports, and presenting data in symposiums.

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Classification Title:

Graduate Research Assistant





Position Summary:

This will be a Ph.D. position starting Spring 2021 in the Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, The University of Georgia - Tifton campus. The position is based in Coastal Plain Experiment Station in GA. The successful candidate will be responsible for surveying commercial cole crops fields for the distribution of fungicide resistance among Alternaria sp. using traditional and molecular methods. Candidate should have completed a Master's Degree in Plant Pathology, and be interested in basic and applied research in Plant Pathology. Candidate will have the opportunity to work in a multi-state and multi-disciplinary team of scientists with ample opportunities to interact directly with stakeholders.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position:

- M.S. degree in Plant Pathology
- Experience with mycology and bioinformatics are preferred but not required.

Physical Demands:

Light lifting, standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time.

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