Graduate Research Assistantship, Low-Chill Stone Fruit Research and Extension
The University of Florida, Horticultural Sciences Department is seeking applicants for a Ph.D. student.
The student will join research efforts focused on low-chill stone fruit (peaches) research and extension on the main campus, Gainesville, FL with direct interaction with peach growers in the state of Florida.
An assistantship including a competitive stipend and tuition waiver is available. The student will participate in the research projects currently part of the low-chill stone program. These projects include improving productivity and profitability of low-chill stone fruit production in the state of Florida, e.g., improving peach fruit quality.
Prospective applicants should contact Dr. Ali Sarkhosh (email@example.com) directly with 'Ph.D. Graduate Assistantship' in the subject line along with the following information:
- statement of interest,
- GRE score (plus TOEFL if applicable),
- unofficial transcripts, and
- the names of three references.
The students will be expected to collaborate directly on research and extension publications. The students will be expected to complete class work, conduct research, and assist with other ongoing research projects in fruit crops.
Candidates with a Master degree and a background/hands-on experience in pomology, horticulture, plant science, agronomy, or closely related field are encouraged to apply.