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By SuperUser Account on 4/16/2018 9:06 AM


Join WSU’s Pathology Research program. Washington Ranks first in the production of apple, pears, and cherries nationally. The industry contributes more than $7 billion to state economy annually. Washington State University, together with the State’ industry, is a world leader in tree fruit research and education. Washington State University Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center is hiring a Scientific Assistant (Administrative Professional, Full Time) in Wenatchee, WA. This position will lead and participate in the design, implementation and highly complex evaluation of lab and orchard studies aimed to investigate major pre- and postharvest diseases of pome fruit in the Pacific Northwest. The individual will be actively managing lab and orchard duties including but not limited to overseeing and participating in orchard fungicide sprays, management and maintenance of pathogen culture collections, phenotypic and molecular characterization, inoculum production, and tree or/and fruit inoculation, which requires in-depth knowledge of pre and postharvest diseases. Duties also include managing and participating in ensuring proper functioning of the lab and facilities belonging to the pathology program, data collection, advance technical analysis of collected data using statistical and molecular software and preparation of research results for presentation and publication in peer reviewed journal. Providing support to Postdoc researchers and students and supervision of hourly workers will be expected. The individual must be self-motivated, be able to work with minimum supervision, able to work with a wide range of backgrounds. Some in-state and regional travel will be expected. Required qualifications include: B.S. in biology, agronomy or closely related discipline, experience in lab and field research including experimental design and statistical data analysis, and supervisory experience. Some in-state and regional travel will be expected. Incumbent must have or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license at the time of hire. Preferred qualifications: M.S. in Plant Pathology, Mycology or closely related disciplines; experience with fungi and fungicides; experience conducting basic or advanced molecular work; have or be able to obtain a pesticide applicators license at the time of hire. For any questions regarding the position (do not send application materials), contact Dr. Achour Amiri at a.amiri@wsu.eduhttps://plantpath.wsu.edu/people/faculty/amiri/. Closing date: April 26, 2018. For complete job description and instructions on how to apply, go to www.wsujobs.com.  WSU is an EEO/AA/ADA employer.

By SuperUser Account on 3/23/2018 7:54 AM
Position descriptions available HERE and on the UW job site (positions 9465, 9480, 9466) at https://tinyurl.com/yd3qoag3
By SuperUser Account on 3/23/2018 7:48 AM
Description: The TENN herbarium is seeking a highly organized, detail-oriented individual to join our department as the Herbarium Collections Manager. This key team member oversees the day-to-day management, preservation, and accessibility of our plant and fungal biodiversity collection, which includes specimen curation, record keeping, and monitoring specimen inflow/outflow. In addition, the Herbarium Collections Manager leads a team of undergraduate students and volunteer assistants with specimen curation and scientific outreach projects. The Herbarium Collections Manager reports to the TENN Herbarium Director, Dr. Jessica M. Budke, and collaborates with the Director and Curators to plan and implement herbarium goals, priorities, and programs.The TENN herbarium houses over 600,000 plant and fungal specimens and is one of the largest collections in the southeastern United States. The Herbarium Collections Manager supports research in the herbarium focusing on taxonomy, systematics, invasive species, conservation...
By SuperUser Account on 2/13/2018 9:01 AM

The University of Nebraska, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) is seeking candidates for head of the Plant Pathology Department – a department with an excellent faculty serving a vibrant agricultural industry. Nebraska is ranked #4 nationally in receipts from agricultural crops with the most irrigated acres of all states, and is #1 in popcorn production, #2 in ethanol production, #3 in corn production, #4 in dry bean production, and #5 in soybean production.

By SuperUser Account on 2/8/2018 12:30 PM

RANK AND NATURE OF POSITION: Assistant/Associate Professor. This position is a tenure-track 12-month appointment with 80% research (LSU AgCenter) and 20% teaching responsibilities (LSU College of Agriculture).  The individual will be a faculty member of the LSU AgCenter Department of Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology. 

WORK LOCATION: Department of Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, LA

By SuperUser Account on 1/16/2018 3:08 PM
With novel single nuclei genomic tools we are able to generate genomic data from these enigmatic fungi. The candidate will annotate AM genomes generated in our lab and perform comparative genomic analyses. Topics of interest to the group include the MAT locus, copy number variation and analysis of transposable elements. Further the candidate will be involved in ongoing comparative genomic analyses of species within the Archaeorhiozomycetes.
By SuperUser Account on 1/16/2018 11:19 AM
POSITION TITLE AND DESCRIPTION: Assistant or Associate faculty position in the area of Belowground Plant Ecology/ Root Microbial Interactions. This 9-month tenure-track position will be jointly appointed in the Departments of Plant Biology (Franklin College of Arts & Sciences) and Plant Pathology (College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences) at the University of Georgia (UGA), starting January 2019. The position will have available research funds from a Haines Family Professorship endowment
By SuperUser Account on 10/19/2017 9:55 AM
Indigo is looking for an experienced microbial taxonomist to enable our effort to identify strains and develop the next generations of microbial products to improve agriculture. The applicant will have experience in morphological, biochemical and nucleic acid based methods for taxonomic identification and characterization of bacteria and/or fungi.
By SuperUser Account on 10/19/2017 7:20 AM
Applications are invited for a 2-year Postdoctoral Research Associate to study fungal biochemistry/microbiology and how some unique non-enzymatic chemistries may have evolved in saprotrophic fungi to be active in human pathogenesis. The appointee is expected to function collaboratively to explore Basidiomycota fungal mechanisms for generation of oxygen radicals through non-enzymatic pathways, and exploration of nonenzymatic pathways in pathogenicity.
By SuperUser Account on 10/19/2017 6:55 AM
The responsibilities of the department chair include: recruitment and supervision of faculty and support staff; evaluation of faculty for promotion, retention and tenure; long-range and short- term planning; management of the departmental budget; support of faculty development; promotion of excellence in teaching; coordination of efforts to recruit and retain undergraduate and graduate students representing all the diverse segments of the U.S. and international populations; promoting curricular development; maintaining clear and open communication within the Department; successfully mediating student concerns; representing the Department both within and beyond the university; communicating expectations of the university administration to the Department and some teaching of appropriate courses in the Department. This is an 11 month, 100% position.