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Becas para estudiar horticultura en la Universidad de Connecticut

Por cortesía del doctor José Luis Pantoja, Investigador Prometeo que presta sus servicios a la Secretaría de Educación Superior, Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (SENESCYT) y colabora con Ia Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas (ESPE), les ofrecemos estas oportunidades de becas para estudiar horticultura en la Universidad de Connecticut, en los Estados Unidos de Norteamérica.

Ph.D. and M.S. Assistantships
Positions: Ph.D. and M.S. Graduate student in Horticulture
Start Date: Until position is filled
Field Of Study: Plant Science

Job Details: Two Graduate Research Assistantships are available for a Ph.D. and a M.S. candidates starting in Spring 2015 or later at the University of Connecticut (http://greenhouse.uconn.edu/). The successful candidates will conduct applied research on various aspects of non-traditional water sources for irrigation in greenhouses (Ph.D. candidate), and in various aspects of control of waterborne pathogens in hydroponic systems (M.S. candidate). The Ph.D. student will advance knowledge on monitoring and management of water-quality using non-traditional water sources for irrigation of edible and ornamental crops in greenhouses; whereas the M.S. student will advance knowledge and management of mineral nutrition and biocontrol to prevent disease development of lettuce and herbs grown in hydroponic systems. These research will allow close collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of horticulturists, engineers, economists, social scientists, Dr. Wade Elmer from The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (New Haven, CT), the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, multiple commercial greenhouse operations, and commercial growers (http://greenhouse.uconn.edu/water-energy-food-nexus/).

Job Requirements:

. Strong communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team are essential for the successful candidate.

The positions will be ideal for a self-motivated people interested in the advancement of science that can be quickly delivered to farmers. The successful candidates will work within a collaborative, diverse and multi-disciplinary environment.

Application Materials: The candidate should contact Dr. Rosa Raudales directly at rosa.raudales@uconn.edu, or call (860) 486-6043. Application should include: Transcripts of grades, TOEFL scores (if applicable), GRE scores are highly recommended, Resume or C.V., Application letter, and three professional recommendations with contact information. After a pre-selection the candidates should apply to the University of Connecticut Graduate School at http://grad.uconn.edu/.

Pay Scale: $24,000 – $27,000 + Tuition waiver for the Ph.D. candidate, and $17,000 – $20,000 + Tuition waiver for the M.S. candidate.


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