Three Master level graduate research assistantships in plant biotechnology are available starting Spring 2013. The graduate assistants will conduct research on down regulation of genes involved in lignin biosynthesis or expression of secondary metabolites in rice while earning M.S. degree in Agricultural Regulations.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a B.S. in botany, biology, agriculture, biotechnology or related science with a minimum GPA of 2.7 and GRE score of 1,000 + (verbal + quantitative) for GRE exams prior to Nov 1, 2011 or GRE of 290 + (verbal + quantitative) for GRE exams after Nov 1, 2011 from the general GRE test. The minimum TOEFL score required is 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) for admission to the graduate program. Candidates with experience in plant tissue culture, transformation and molecular biology will be given preference.
Applicants are evaluated on the basis of undergraduate grades, letters of recommendation, GRE scores, a resume, and a letter of intent.
Assistantship: $17,800 in the first year and $18,800 in the second year.
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