Job Posting

Early season field crop disease and pest management

Plant Sciences

Position Information


The MU Extension Field crop plant pathology program is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated undergraduate student to assist in conducting applied field research focusing on crop protection. Activities include:
• Participation in field-based identification and evaluation of soybean diseases and insect pests
• Identification of different insect pests collected in the field
• Analysis of data between the different treatments and locations
The candidate also will assist in the in the maintenance of field crop disease trials and perform other duties as assigned. In addition, the applicant will have the opportunity to participate in Extension field days throughout the summer.

Required Skills

Prior experience in biological laboratory coursework is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Field experience in agronomy, entomology or related field is desired, but not required.

Faculty Mentor or Sponsor

Other Comments

A successful applicant will be expected to start in May 2019.

Interested applicants should submit i) a 1-page resume with current GPA and two professional references, ii) a cover letter detailing research interests and career goals, and iii) unofficial transcripts showing required coursework. All materials can be submitted to Dr. Bissonnette at

We encourage students to include a resume or transcript when e-mailing a faculty mentor to apply for a posted position.