A Ph.D. assistantship is available in the Department of Horticulture at Virginia Tech. Research associated with this project will be on vegetable grafting, specifically disease management and improving production with grafted plants. Course work will be conducted in Blacksburg, VA and field research will be performed primarily at the Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Painter, VA.
The successful candidate is expected to develop and manage his/her research project as well as analyze and present findings. Publication of relevant findings in Extension and peer reviewed sources will be expected. The candidate must also work well in a team setting and have excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.
M.S. required in Horticulture, Agronomy, Plant Pathology, or a related field from an accredited institution.