Ph.D. Assistantship in Forest Operations, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

The Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech is searching for a Ph.D.-level graduate student to conduct research regarding forest operations and logging businesses. The student should have a strong background and interest in applied forestry, especially harvesting operations and extension programs. The student would begin in Fall Semester 2018. Interested students should contact Dr. Scott Barrett ( for more information.
This full-time (20 hours per week) assistantship with stipend includes a waiver of academic-year tuition. In addition, Virginia Tech offers enhanced benefits to graduate students on assistantship by providing a partial subsidy for health insurance. Comprehensive and technology fees are the responsibility of the student.
Applications must be submitted to the Virginia Tech Graduate School:
GRE scores are required.
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