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By SuperUser Account on 3/16/2017 1:12 PM

Background:  Michigan State University is the Pioneer Land Grant University and is a national leader in agricultural research and extension programming.  Michigan agriculture includes a wide diversity of cropping systems. 

This position is 60% Extension and 40% Research in the area of potato and sugarbeet pathology.


By SuperUser Account on 3/13/2017 8:59 AM

Job opening: Assistant/Associate Professor, field crop plant pathology, Louisiana State University:
http://www.lsuagcenter.com/profiles/smsmith/articles/page1488217082549

By SuperUser Account on 3/13/2017 8:58 AM

The Smith Fungal Biology Lab (http://plantpath.ifas.ufl.edu/faculty/matthew-e-smith/) and the Hulcr Forest Entomology Lab (www.ambrosiasymbiosis.org) at the University of Florida are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to start in Summer or Fall of 2017. We are seeking an independent researcher who is broadly interested in fungal systematics, evolutionary biology, and insect-fungi interactions to study ambrosia beetles and their symbiotic fungi as part of an NSF-funded project.
 
We want someone with:
• A PhD degree in biological sciences
• A background that includes evolution, systematics, phylogenetic analysis, computational approaches and/or fungal biology
• Laboratory and molecular biology experience
• Experience in isolation and maintenance of fungal cultures
• Solid English language abilities and strong scientific writing
• Demonstrated ability to complete projects, generate scientific products and publish peer reviewed publications
 
Interested applicants should submit a single PDF document that includes a CV and a brief cover letter indicating why they are appropriate for the position to Dr. Matthew E. Smith (trufflesmith@ufl.edu).

We will begin reviewing applications on April 21st, 2017.

By SuperUser Account on 1/16/2017 12:01 PM
Position as postdoctoral research fellow available at Department of Biosciences, Section for Genetics and Evolutionary Biology (EVOGENE),University of Oslo, Norway.

The fellowship period is two years. Within the framework of the position duties may be assigned. Starting date no later than 01.04.2017. No one can be appointed for more than one fixed-term period at the same institution.

More information can be found here: http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1773755/96323
By SuperUser Account on 1/3/2017 5:22 PM
A post-doctoral research opportunity is available to study impatiens downy mildew disease with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Systematic Mycology and Microbiology Laboratory (SMML) in Beltsville, MD.  The desired appointment start date is the spring of 2017.

Impatiens downy mildew (IDM) disease caused by the oomycete Plasmopara obducens is one of several destructive downy mildews affecting specialty crop production in the U.S. and worldwide.  The selected applicant will establish sentinel plots in partnership with collaborators and major U.S. arboreta collections and use these resources together with molecular biology tools to address questions about pathogen evolution, persistence and the role of soil-borne innoculum in the IDM disease cycle.  In addition to serving as lead for this project, the selected applicant will cooperate with other team members, students, collaborators and stakeholders, and contribute to common research goals.

This research project...
By SuperUser Account on 12/16/2016 2:45 PM
Postdoctoral Research Associate positon is available in the Sharma Lab at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, U.S.A. We seek a highly motivated individual with a Ph.D. to participate in an NSF funded project (http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1355155) that is exploring the role of plant-fungal interactions in explaining plant species distributions in a tropical rainforest in Costa Rica. The research team includes scientists from the University of New Mexico, the University of Hawaii, and the University of Costa Rica. This position is based in Lubbock, TX, but intense field work will be required during the rainy season in Costa Rica (typically 3-4 weeks per year).
By SuperUser Account on 12/13/2016 5:03 PM
The Department of Microbiology at the University of Georgia invites applications for a Distinguished Professorship in Medical Mycology pending approval from the Board of Regents. The successful candidate must have demonstrated an outstanding record in externally funded research and scholarly publications consistent with appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or newly promoted Professor.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Microbiology or a related discipline. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active research program and contribute to the department’s teaching mission. This is a 9-month appointment with a start date of August 11, 2017. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a curriculum vitae, a one page statement of research interests, a one page teaching philosophy, and have three letters of recommendation submitted directly by the references online at http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/1490 .  Applicants...
By SuperUser Account on 12/9/2016 2:49 PM
Duties include developing and teaching course(s) in mycology as appropriate for students of botany and microbiology, BOT 2400 Plant Kingdom and/or other courses in area of expertise or introductory biology courses (BIOL 1010, 1610), participating in curriculum development and engaging undergraduate students in research. More information available at: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/24969
By SuperUser Account on 12/9/2016 2:45 PM

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITION studying the mechanisms of resistance to white-nose syndrome (WNS), an emerging disease of bats caused by the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans. Two years of funding is available through the University of Wisconsin's Department of Pathobiological Sciences and the USGS National Wildlife Health Center located in Madison, WI. The primary objective of this project is to determine the biotic and abiotic properties of soil that reduce the abundance of infectious P. destructans in the environment. The specific objectives pertaining to WNS are to: 1) identify cave soils that suppress P. destructans, 2) characterize microbial communities and soil properties that may suppress P. destructans in the environment, and 3) investigate the potential to manipulate soils so that they are less conducive for the survival of P. destructans. The USGS National Wildlife Health Center conducts diagnostic work and research on numerous aspects of WNS and other wildlife diseases, and the selected candidate may have opportunities to work on additional projects as time and funding permit.

By SuperUser Account on 11/30/2016 12:07 PM
This position is an open rank for an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Biology depending on qualifications and experience.