See opportunity below at Eastern Illinois University, especially if you are interested in tree crops (chestnuts and hazelnuts).

Julie Cotton, M.S.

Academic Specialist
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems
Michigan State University
A264 Plant and Soil Science Building
East Lansing, MI 48824

517-355-0271 ext. 1156

A M.S. research assistantship at Eastern Illinois University is available
starting summer/fall 2014 to work on a project examining the potential for
chestnuts and hazelnuts as sustainable alternative crops in the Midwest.
This project will focus on evaluating plant performance, herbivore damage,
and disease impacts on both commercial clones and open-pollinated
varieties.  Potential candidates should have good quantitative skills and
strong interests in sustainable agriculture, horticulture or plant
ecology.  RA responsibilities will include: data collection and
management, conducting analyses, manuscript preparation, direction of
undergraduate student researchers and community outreach.  This position
is supported for one year by a state grant; continued support would be
from either a renewal of the grant or from a departmental teaching
assistantship.  The position includes a 12-month assistantship and tuition


Evaluation of candidates will begin March 15th and continue until the
position is filled.  


To apply, please send a letter of interest, cv/resume, and arrange to have
three letters of recommendation sent to [log in to unmask]


Scott J. Meiners

Department of Biological Sciences

Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL 61920

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Phone:  217 581-3425