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By SuperUser Account on 4/15/2015 9:59 AM
Computercraft seeks a highly motivated individual who will use his or her biological expertise to support RefSeq sequence standards and to contribute functional annotation of both the sequence record and the companion resource, NCBI’s Gene database. The NCBI Reference Sequence (RefSeq) project provides reference sequence standards that are used internationally for genome annotation. RefSeqs provide a stable reference for gene characterization, mutation analysis, expression studies, and polymorphism discovery. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the RefSeq project while using state-of-the art computational tools and databases. Curators work on-site at the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in Bethesda, Maryland. Responsibilities: Evaluate and analyze sequence data from Fungi to provide the most complete and accurate reference sequences to define coding and non-coding transcripts, protein products, and genomic regions Analyze phylogenetic...
By SuperUser Account on 4/8/2015 2:54 PM
Postdoctoral position anticipated in the laboratory of Dr. Frances Trail at Michigan State University, Department of Plant Biology. The project is in collaboration with Dr. Jeffrey Townsend, Yale University. The project explores the evolution of phenotypes across related species by examining the evolved changes in gene expression in diverse species. Previously, using comparative transcriptomics, we have identified genes involved in differences in perithecium morphology in Neurospora versus Fusarium species. The majority of genes were involved in generating structures present in only one of the genera, such as the beak in Neurospora and the stroma in Fusarium. The expanded project will explore shifts in regulatory networks that drive evolution of diverse additional morphologies across six genera. Candidates must have a Ph.D. with experience in fungal molecular biology and/or fungal genomics. In addition, good communication skills are essential to the project. Funding is available for three years with adequate...
By SuperUser Account on 4/7/2015 2:54 PM
Applications are invited for a bioinformatics postdoctoral position in ?the research group of Laszlo G Nagy (Synthetic and Systems Biology Unit, Biological Research Center, Szeged, Hungary). We are now looking to hire new people with a background in bioinformatics, phylogenetics or fungal evolution. The lab offers excellent training opportunities in fungal comparative genomics, cutting edge projects, abundant funding, an inspiring atmosphere and extensive collaborator network. The primary focus of the lab is understanding the general principles of convergent evolution and fungal multicellularity through comparative genomics, transcriptomics and single-cell transcriptomics of multicellular fruiting bodies in Basidiomycetes. Fruiting bodies represent some of the most complex morphological structures found in fungi, yet, their developmental and evolutionary origins are hardly known. Complex fruiting bodies have evolved independently several times in the Basidiomycetes, offering an excellent model system to study...
By SuperUser Account on 4/7/2015 2:00 AM
A postdoc position is available in the Amend Lab in the Department of Botany at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The successful applicant will join a dynamic group of researchers interested in microbial ecology and evolution within the unique Hawaiian archipelago. The incumbent will be responsible for carrying out a study to characterize the factors that determine leaf surface microbial communities on native Hawaiian plants. Leaf fungi are a food source for the federally endangered tree snail, Achatinella mustelina, one of several species within a spectacular adaptive radiation endemic to the island of Oahu. The incumbent will lead a project to assess whether factors such as priority affects or environmental constraints will impact the cultivation of preferred food items in novel snail enclosure locations. Concurrent with this applied objective, opportunities abound for the incumbent to study theoretical research questions such as interactions between plant host-genotype and leaf surface communities,microbial...
By SuperUser Account on 4/2/2015 1:51 PM
Postdoc in fungal ecology, University of Hawaii A postdoc position is available in the Amend Lab in the Department of Botany at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The successful applicant will join a dynamic group of researchers interested in microbial ecology and evolution within the unique Hawaiian archipelago. The incumbent will be responsible for carrying out a study to characterize the factors that determine leaf surface microbial communities on native Hawaiian plants. Leaf fungi are a food source for the federally endangered tree snail, Achatinella mustelina, one of several species within a spectacular adaptive radiation endemic to the island of Oahu. The incumbent will lead a project to assess whether factors such as priority affects or environmental constraints will impact the cultivation of preferred food items in novel snail enclosure locations. Concurrent with this applied objective, opportunities abound for the incumbent to study theoretical research questions such as interactions between plant host-genotype and leaf surface communities, microbial determinants of herbivory, co-occurrence patterns or other components of biogeography or community assembly processes. Please see “O'Rorke, R., Cobian, G. M., Holland, B. S., Price, M. R., Costello, V., and Amend, A. S. (2015). Dining local: the microbial diet of a snail that grazes microbial communities is geographically structured. Environmental Microbiology” for more information on this system....