Job

Graduate Research Technician in Applied Viticulture
University of Georgia
322 Hoke Smith Building
Athens, GA 30602

Closing Date: May 31, 2019

The Department of Horticulture (Athens Campus) is seeking a Master’s student with an applied viticulture focus.

The primary research focus will be on using cultural practices, such as delayed pruning and other techniques, to avoid vineyard frost damage in regionally popular, early-bud breaking cultivars (e.g. Chardonnay, Merlot, Chardonel, Blanc du Bois, Lomanto, etc.). The anticipated start date is flexible, but will ideally occur between August 2018 and May 2019.

Applicants need to have a BS in viticulture, horticulture, food science, plant biology, or closely related field. The position comes with a graduate assistantship, which includes a stipend and tuition waiver. Graduate students also have health insurance through the university. The graduate student will pay a $25 matriculation fee/semester, as well as any university fees.

For more information, please contact Dr. Cain Hickey at vitis@uga.edu.

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