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By SuperUser Account on 5/21/2014 5:12 AM
The Student Section T-shirt has our logo on the front. For the first time you have the choice between unisex style and ladies' fit and you can choose between two different colors for unisex style (Antique Cherry Red, Antique Irish Green) and between two color options for ladies' fit (Cardinal Red, Dark Heather). Cost is $12 if you pre-order, or $15 at the Annual MSA Meeting in East Lansing.

We encourage you to order a T-shirt in advance. This will help us with our T-shirt order and ensure that you have the size and color shirt you want at the meeting. Learn more about the unisex style and ladies' fit...
By SuperUser Account on 5/9/2014 7:55 AM
Research Assistant Lowbush Blueberry Disease Program School of Biology and Ecology The research program for plant disease on lowbush blueberry is looking for a Research Assistant to conduct and support lowbush blueberry research in the lab and in the field. Tasks include implementing and documenting results of laboratory, field and greenhouse experiments. Research involves treatment application, and data collection, tabulation, analysis and summary. Typically has the education associated with a B.S. or B.A. degree in a related area of science required. MS degree or equivalent experience preferred. Knowledge of and ability to apply experimental and registered pesticides is required; Certification as a Commercial Pesticide Applicators License for category 10 1B is required within 6 months of hire. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills are required. Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative and manage multiple tasks and deadlines are required. Successful supervisory experience is preferred. The position requires the ability to travel and a valid driver's license. Ability to collect research samples in field conditions under sometimes adverse weather conditions and sometimes alone. Ability to lift up to 30lbs and carry it up to 200ft. This is a 12 month position, contingent on grant funding with a salary range of $30,170 – $33,500 depending upon qualifications and skills. Review of applications to begin on June 1st, 2014. The full job description can be found at http://jobs.umaine.edu/. Appropriate background checks are required. University of Maine is an EO/AA employer. ...
By SuperUser Account on 5/8/2014 10:00 AM
Postdoctoral Position – Fungal Gene Manipulation and Secondary Metabolites University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, Hawaii Position description: A postdoctoral position focused on the activation of dormant genes for the production of secondary metabolites in fungi as anti-cancer compounds is available in the Cao lab. This project will use genetic approaches (e.g., modulation of global regulators, manipulation of regulation factors, and promoter exchange etc.) to investigate the gene regulation in model organisms (e.g., S. cerevisiae, Aspergillus, Fusarium, Penicillium spp. etc.) for fungal secondary metabolites. The methodologies will be applied to study endophytic and marine fungi collected in Hawaii; and mutant strains with specific differences in metabolite expression will be investigated for novel anti-cancer agents. Minimum requirements: Ph.D. from an accredited college or university in Molecular Biology with a specialization in mycology, fungal genetic, genomics, or related fields. Ability...
By SuperUser Account on 5/6/2014 6:32 AM
Cooperative Extension Assistant Specialist Position in Plant Pathology. Applications are invited for a Cooperative Extension (CE) Plant Pathology Specialist at the Assistant level (rank and step based on education and experience). The position is 75% (CE)/25% OR with an academic career-track, 11-month appointment in the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, University of California, Riverside. The position will be available starting July 1, 2014. The individual must have a Ph.D. degree in plant pathology or a closely related discipline and a record of research productivity. This position is to address diagnosis, etiology, epidemiology, and management of diseases of vegetables (e.g., cole, cucurbit, solanaceous, lettuce, etc.), melons, and strawberries in California. The incumbent is expected to develop productive working relationships with research counterparts, UCCE County and regionally based Advisors and Specialists, commodity group representatives, chemical and biological industry personnel,...