The Ramirez Lab at Utah State University seeks two highly qualified and motivated individuals wishing to pursue a graduate degree in the areas of applied entomology, biological control, and insect phenology and behavior beginning Spring Semester 2023 (preferably) or Summer 2023. The successful applicant will investigate ecological interactions with natural enemies as it relates to phenology and behavior in the West and the suppression of herbivorous arthropods in agronomic crops. One of the assistantships will also focus on landscape modeling to evaluate the impacts of the environment and pesticide use on the success of biological control. This USDA funded project is a collaborative effort with the University of Arizona.
Required qualifications include a background in entomology, ecology, plant sciences, agriculture, or related field, experience with field research, exposure to statistics, GIS and landscape modeling in the case of one assistantship, and an ability to work in a collaborative environment. The graduate assistantships include an annual salary and tuition waiver.
Want to know more? Contact Dr. Ricardo Ramirez ([email protected]).
Please provide a CV/resume (include GPA), a statement of purpose, and contact information for three references in your email. Review of applicants will begin October 17 and continue until the positions are filled.