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By SuperUser Account on 7/26/2017 8:05 AM
We seek a postdoctoral research scientist to investigate local adaptation in microbial symbionts of the prairie plants and their role in facilitating response to climate change. The postdoctoral researcher will join a team investigating the geographic scale of local adaptation and the evolutionary response of prairie plant species to climate change (Professor Ruth Shaw, UMN; postdoctoral research scientist Dr. Shelby Flint, UMN) and the role of microbial symbionts of in local adaptation of these prairie plants (Professor Georgiana May, UMN). The existing infrastructure of experimental reciprocal transplant plots, and collections of microbial strains and seeds, provide an excellent opportunity for addressing questions on fungal and/or bacterial symbionts of prairie plants and their roles in local adaptation. In addition, opportunities also exist for developing conservation and public‐private collaborations in restoration activities. The successful applicant will have knowledge of organismal biology for the microbial system of their interest, of genetic and genomic approaches relevant to their questions, evolutionary or ecological statistical analytical expertise, and a publication record demonstrating the ability to carry out research from idea generation to publication. Three years of postdoctoral research funding are available through a grant from the State of MN. Applicants should write Dr. Georgiana May (gmay@umn.edu) expressing their interests and background in the research area, as well as attaching a current CV.
By SuperUser Account on 7/17/2017 12:28 PM
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. In collaboration with the Perry lab at CSUEB http://filoboletus.wixsite.com/perrylab, the researcher will primarily be responsible for analysis and authorship of studies characterizing the factors that determine leaf surface fungal communities in and on native Hawaiian plants, as well as connectivity with other habitats. The researcher will have access to several large existing datasets, and will be integral to a nascent University-wide microbiome research initiative involving collaboration with multiple labs and departments across the University. While some laboratory experience will be helpful, the position will be largely analytical with ample opportunity for publication from the onset.

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By SuperUser Account on 7/17/2017 12:26 PM
A postdoctoral research position is available at the University of Minnesota to investigate the invasive ecology and adaptation of Fusarium virguliforme, the causal agent of soybean sudden death syndrome (SDS). The project will investigate traits of this fungal pathogen that may enable spread and establishment of the pathogen. The studies will include experimental bioassays to assess variation in selected phenotypic traits across a panel of isolates from a broad geographical distribution of the fungus combined with next-generation sequencing and genome-wide association mapping to identify genetic loci associated with variation for key traits or demonstrating evidence of adaptive evolution. The project also aims to investigate the role of secondary metabolites in the ability of this pathogen to establish and compete in soil microbial communities. This position is part of a larger project funded through the Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center at the University of Minnesota that will also study...
By SuperUser Account on 7/17/2017 12:20 PM


A position is available for a graduate research assistant at the M.S. or Ph.D. level in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Minnesota (plpa.cfans.umn.edu).  The overall goals of the project are to understand the roles of biotic and abiotic interactions in contributing to the spread and invasiveness of Fusarium virguliforme, the causal agent of soybean sudden death syndrome (SDS). The project will investigate traits of this fungal pathogen that may enable spread and establishment of the pathogen in multiple cropping environments, including bioassays to assess variation in selected phenotypic traits across a panel of isolates from a broad geographical distribution.

This will be a joint position between the Malvick Lab in the Dept. of Plant Pathology (plpa.cfans.umn.edu/people/faculty/dean-malvick) and the Bushley lab in the Dept. of Plant and Microbial Biology (www.cbs.umn.edu/plantbio/faculty/kathrynbushley). ...