University of Idaho is a public institution that was founded in 1889. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,631 (fall 2021), its setting is rural, and the campus size is 810 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Idaho’s ranking in the 2022-2023 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, #176.

One graduate research assistantship (Master’s in Entomology) at the University of Idaho available starting spring or summer 2023.

Research project will focus on understanding the role of thrips, aphids, and other insect vectors in the transmission of viruses in alfalfa and effects on yield and quality. We recently found a new virus in alfalfa and are working on clarifying its epidemiology.

Additional opportunities will be available to acquire entomological experience in other research and extension activities in potato, sugar beet, and other field crops.

Student will be based at the Kimberly Research & Extension Center, in the heart of agricultural production in south-central Idaho. Classes can be taken through the main campus via videoconference.


Applicants must meet requirements of the U-Idaho Entomology program ( as well as possess superior scholarship and communication skills. For consideration, send a brief statement of interest and your CV to Dr. Erik Wenninger (

Last Date to Apply: 12/31/2022

Salary: stipend + tuition waiver

Learn more about the Kimberly R & E Center here:

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