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By SuperUser Account on 8/9/2018 4:50 PM

Foreign downy mildew diseases that affect corn, sorghum, sugarcane, and other cereals and grasses represent one of the most significant potential threats against U.S. production of staple cereal crops.  We welcome applications for a post-graduate researcher to study these graminicolous downy mildew pathogens.  Research objectives are focused on the global diversity, systematics and molecular evolution of these organisms using next-generation sequencing approaches.

The position is located within the Mycology & Nematology Genetic Diversity & Biology unit of the USDA-ARS in Beltsville, Maryland, 16 miles from Washington, D.C.  Excellent in-house next-generation sequencing and computational resources are available to support robust studies of these destructive pathogens, along with extensive, global collections of dried specimens and outstanding instrumentation for microscopic work.

By SuperUser Account on 8/3/2018 6:59 AM

We seek individuals who work professionally and effectively with diverse individuals, possess effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to contribute positively to the academic success of the students and the mission of Montana State University. Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples. To learn more about this opportunity, visit the Jobs at Montana State University webpage.

The Department seeks an individual who will: a) Develop an outstanding extension education program covering disease management strategies for row crops. The extension education program should be supportive of county agents and address needs of growers, agricultural professionals, agribusiness, trade associations, and the various commodity groups associated with crop responsibilities; b) Develop an applied research program that is innovative and relevant to stakeholder needs and extension responsibilities; and c) Participate in the state Integrated Pest Management program.

By SuperUser Account on 7/15/2018 2:22 PM

The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Oregon State University seeks applicants for a 9-month, full-time (1.0 FTE), tenure-track faculty position in Fungal Biology / Mycology.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish an innovative and competitive research program that pursues scholarly work in the area of fungal biology / mycology. The area of research specialization is open and includes ecology, evolution, genetics and genomics of fungi. The successful candidate will serve as Curator of the OSU Mycological Herbarium, and will teach Mycology in the Botany and Plant Pathology program and one course in Biological Data Sciences, an undergraduate major currently being developed.

By SuperUser Account on 6/26/2018 8:03 PM

RECRUITMENT PERIOD
Open date: 
April 17th, 2018
Next review date: June 30th, 2018
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: December 31st, 2018
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

DESCRIPTION

Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology

The Department of Plant Pathology in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is recruiting an Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology. This is an academic year (9-month), tenure track, Assistant Professor position that includes the expectation of fundamental research as well as translational research and outreach relevant to the mission of the California Agricultural Experiment Station (AES).




By SuperUser Account on 6/26/2018 3:13 PM

Job Description:

This is a 12-month  This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit.  Duties will include development of a productive, interdisciplinary, extramurally funded research program with an emphasis on palm diseases caused by fungi. The candidate will need to maintain a global perspective to be ready for the movement and establishment of fungal diseases, including, but not limited to, diseases caused by Fusarium, Ganoderma and members of the Botryosphaereaceae. This may include etiology of emergent diseases, genetic diversity/population genetics of pathogens, epidemiology of diseases, management of diseases, host-pathogen interactions, and microbiome studies (rhizosphere, endophytes, biocontrol). Extension responsibilities will include maintaining and updating education programs for Extension agents, stakeholders and the public on the identification and management of palm diseases, continuation of the FLREC palm school and maintenance of online tools for identifying palm diseases. The incumbent will provide proactive leadership, training, and assistance to county faculty. Tenure will accrue in the Department of Plant Pathology.
By SuperUser Account on 6/26/2018 3:06 PM

Research Plant Pathologist

Announcement Open:  June 25, 2018 through July 9, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Foreign Disease-Weed Science Research Unit (FDWSRU) at Ft. Detrick, Maryland is seeking highly qualified candidates for a permanent full-time Research Plant Pathologist, GS-0434-12 with a salary range of $81,5480.00 to $106,012.00 per year.
By SuperUser Account on 6/4/2018 8:58 PM

Mycologia issue 110:1 has been released: a special issue in honor of Meredith Blackwell, guest edited by Joey Spatafora, Cathie Aime, Ning Zhang, and Keith Seifert. This is the first Festschrift issue in the 110-year history of Mycologia.

To accompany the issue, Mycologia has created a virtual issue of all of Meredith’s papers that have been published in the journal.

By SuperUser Account on 6/1/2018 2:55 PM
We are searching for a highly-motivated postdoctoral associate with strong molecular and computational biology research experience to conduct research aimed at understanding the diversity, global population structure, and evolutionary dynamics of Fusarium head blight (FHB) pathogens. We are also pursuing research to understand the biological significance of population-specific differences in gene content and the role of genetic variation at loci that have experienced population-specific diversification. Additional projects could focus on the evolution of genomic diversity among species within the Fusarium graminearum species complex and evaluation of biological implications. We have generated genome sequence data for several hundred Fusarium isolates, providing an opportunity for rapid advancement of this research. Scientists in the Mycotoxin Prevention and Applied Microbiology (MPM) Research Unit at the USDA-ARS in Peoria have an outstanding record of discovery and publication regarding Fusarium biology, chemistry, and evolution. Thus, opportunities exist for the postdoc to engage in these and other areas of interest.
By SuperUser Account on 6/1/2018 2:49 PM
Washington State University (WSU) is seeking a highly motivated Research Associate to develop solutions to major and emerging and quarantined pathogens of pome fruit in the Pacific Northwest. The successful candidate will be working at WSU’s Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center in Wenatchee, Washington located in the heart of one of the largest pome fruit production regions in the world and only two hours east of beautiful city of Seattle. The successful candidate will conduct research aimed to better understand the role of biotic and abiotic interactions in the development and population structure of Penicillium spp. and other emerging diseases, investigate the role and expression of target genes under variable environmental conditions (temperatures and exposition to toxins) on decay and fungicide resistance development. Skills required to perform well in this position includes knowledge in mycology, molecular biology mechanisms and techniques, phylogenetic, regular and qPCR, sequencing and sequence analysis. In addition to conducting research, the incumbent is expected to work closely with different key industry stakeholders, and be involved in training undergraduate and graduate students, keeping records related to research projects, synthesizing data, presenting results at local and national conferences and preparing scientific manuscripts for publications.
By SuperUser Account on 5/29/2018 8:45 PM
The Field Museum of Natural History has an immediate opening for a Mycology/Lichenology Collections Manager. This full-time, permanent position reports to the Head of Botanical Collections in the Gantz Family Collections Center. The incumbent must have experience in Mycology/Lichenology with strong management skills, preferably with convincing taxonomic expertise. The Collection Manager is charged with overseeing the direct care, organization, and the management of approximately 250,000 specimens, based on best practices. The incumbent will be evaluated on their ability to build, care for, and ensure accessibility to the great wealth of specimens in the collection. The Museum particularly encourages applicants with a proven dedication to collections management. EMu is the Museum’s shared web accessible database platform. Candidates should either have experience with this database or another fully relational database system.