The Fruit Crop Entomology Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is looking for a highly qualified and motivated individual who wishes to pursue a MS in Entomology. The research project will address the susceptibility of tart cherries to spotted wing drosophila (SWD), identify natural enemies of SWD, and assess parasitism rates in field populations of SWD in Wisconsin berry and cherry crops.
The position will be at the University of Wisconsin in Madison in the Department of Entomology in the Guédot’s Fruit Crop Entomology Laboratory (http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/fruitcropentomology/)
Qualifications: Interested candidates should possess a B.S. degree in entomology, biology, or related fields. The candidate is expected to work independently and within a team, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. This project will require a student who is proficient in performing laboratory assays and field work. Strong work ethic and the ability to work outdoors for extended periods of time are a must. The assistantship includes a stipend for two years and tuition waiver for one year with the possibility to cover the second year through a teaching assistantship.
Deadline for application: Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.
Start Date: The successful candidate is expected to start in January 2017.
Application materials: Interested applicants should submit 1) a current CV including GPA and GRE scores, 2) unofficial transcripts, 3) a cover letter stating your research interests, experience, and career goals, and 4) contact information for three references to Christelle Guédot at email@example.com.