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By SuperUser Account on 9/29/2014 6:52 AM
EEB Associate Professor Search - Announcement Field Botany/Herbarium Director The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, seeks to fill a tenure-track position in Field Botany at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Teaching duties may include an undergraduate field botany course each year and a graduate course in the applicant’s area of specialty every other year. A major responsibility of this position is supervision and further development of the superb UT herbarium facility (http://tenn.bio.utk.edu/). Successful applicants will have a doctoral degree in a relevant area, experience in herbarium curation, and demonstrated ability to interact and collaborate broadly in research and teaching. Postdoctoral or faculty experience is preferred, and applicants will be expected to develop an externally funded and internationally recognized research program. Knoxville is situated near exciting biodiversity hotspots:...
By SuperUser Account on 9/29/2014 6:50 AM
EEB Ecology Search Fall 2014 – Position Announcement The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology seeks an outstanding scholar to fill a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. We invite applications from individuals with research interests in any area of ecology that complements the broad range of existing research strengths within our Department. We welcome applicants who can use the wealth of nearby field resources (Great Smoky Mountains National Park, nearby national forests and natural areas), our research and teaching field station in Gatlinburg TN, new greenhouse facilities and extensive biodiversity collections or could collaborate with scientists at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis and nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory. We are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and particularly invite candidates who will strengthen our diversity and educational mission. Expectations for a successful candidate include an exceptional record...
By SuperUser Account on 9/26/2014 7:38 AM
Postdoctoral Positions: Microbial Ecology, Symbiosis, and Drug Discovery. Two post-doctoral positions available at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the laboratory of Dr. Cameron Currie. We are currently studying the role of small molecules in mediating symbiotic associations and the potential application of these compounds as drug leads. Drug Discovery and Bioinformatics – One position will focus on using next-generation sequencing technology and bioinformatics to help discover novel natural products. Specifically, the applicant will be expected to help facilitate the discovery of novel compounds through more rapid identification of strains with high secondary metabolite potential and explore the evolution of secondary metabolite biosynthesis across symbiotic microbes. Microbial Symbiosis – One position will focus on exploring the symbiosis between antibiotic-producing bacteria and fungus-growing ants using diverse approaches, including genome sequencing, RNA-Seq, imaging mass spectrometry, secondary...
By SuperUser Account on 9/1/2014 3:55 AM
Check out some of the most recent write-ups by and about some of our executive officers: Chair: Danny Haelewaters - New to Nature No. 129: Bordea denotata - A fungus on a beetle has helped to solve a long-standing mycological mystery. - The Guardian Communications Chair: Cat Adams - The Most Dangerous Mushroom - The death cap is spreading. It looks, smells and tastes delicious. - Slate
By SuperUser Account on 8/21/2014 4:06 AM
The Rodale Institute in Kutztown, PA is searching for a Project Research Coordinator to join our team and participate in a dynamic research program with unlimited outreach potential. This opening is specifically linked to our long running, Farming Systems Trial or FST. This position is a permanent full time position with benefits. The Farming Systems Trial (FST)® at Rodale Institute is America’s longest running, side-by-side comparison of organic and chemical agriculture. Started in 1981 to study what happens during the transition from chemical to organic agriculture, the FST surprised a food community that still scoffed at organic practices. Over time, FST became a comparison documenting the long term potential of the two systems. As we face uncertain and extreme weather patterns, growing scarcity and expense of oil, lack of water, and a growing population, humanity will require farming systems that can adapt, withstand or even mitigate these problems while producing healthy, nourishing food. The Farming Systems...
By SuperUser Account on 8/21/2014 3:57 AM
Washington State University – Full-time, 12-month, tenure-track Assistant Plant Pathologist and Extension Plant Pathologist. The College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources Sciences (CAHNRS) seeks an outstanding scientist to initiate and conduct innovative research and extension programs on the epidemiology and management of fungal and bacterial diseases of commercially-produced tree fruits in Washington State and the Pacific Northwest. The position is focused primarily on research, with expectation to co-teach a graduate level seminar. Particular emphasis is on addressing the linkage of pre-harvest epidemiology of diseases in orchards with post-harvest disease problems. The position is located at the Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center (TFREC), located in Wenatchee, Washington at the center of the premier tree fruit production area of North America. The tenure unit for this position is the WSU Department of Plant Pathology. The successful candidate will report to the Chair of the Department...
By SuperUser Account on 7/25/2014 5:31 AM
At University of Minnesota, Department of Plant Pathology (link below) Graduate Student Position-Figueroa Schilling
By SuperUser Account on 7/23/2014 10:17 AM
The Smith Lab in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Florida is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher for Fall 2014 to work on a recently funded NSF proposal “Symbiotic ectomycorrhizal fungi in southern South America – macroecology and evolutionary history from community to landscape scale.” This is a 1-year position with the possibility of extension for up to 3 years. Project: This project will document the biodiversity and biogeography of ectomycorrhizal fungi in southern South America, with a focus on native trees in the genera Nothofagus and Salix. This work will use a combination of environmental DNA sequencing and specimen-based sampling to explore the effects of environmental factors (such as soil pH, host plant density, and host diversity) on diversity and community structure of ectomycorrhizal fungi. Phylogenetic methods will also be used to explore the evolutionary history of fungi from...
By SuperUser Account on 7/14/2014 2:51 AM
Assistant Professor Evolutionary Ecology of Plants or Fungi Oregon State University The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology (http://bpp.oregonstate.edu/) seeks applicants for a 9-month, full-time (1.0 FTE), tenure-track faculty position in Evolutionary Ecology of Plants or Fungi. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an innovative and competitive research program that pursues scholarly work in the area of Evolutionary Ecology. The research specialization within evolutionary ecology is open and includes, but is not limited to: plants, fungi, or plant-fungal interactions (e.g., mycorrhizae, endophytes, pathogens, etc.). Emphasis is placed on research that integrates across multiple levels of inquiry and combines field, experimental, laboratory and/or computational approaches, and is relevant to natural resources and/or agriculture. The candidate will also contribute to undergraduate and graduate education in introductory courses and/or in area of expertise; mentor and serve as research advisor to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in their advanced degree programs in Botany and Plant Pathology, Molecular and Cell Biology, Environmental Science or related programs; and act as advisor and research mentor to undergraduate students....
By SuperUser Account on 7/8/2014 7:24 AM
The Forest Entomology and Symbiology team at the University of Florida is seeking TWO POSTDOCS: Postdoc 1: FUNGAL TAXONOMY. - Discover and describe lots of new fungal symbionts of insects using culturing, multi-marker genotyping, and imaging technology of your choice. Postdoc 2: FUNGAL METAGENOMICS. - Characterize communities of fungal symbionts inside beetles using high-throughput shotgun sequencing of fungal ribosomal RNA. Our team studies the symbiosis between wood boring insects and fungi (www.ambrosiasymbiosis.org). Our projects range from fundamental research on coevolution to management of invasive pests in the world’s forests. Our team is young, growing, and heavily multidisciplinary – join us! Both postdocs will also collaborate with the UF Mycological Herbarium, the UF Forest Pathology lab, and the UF Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research. Apply by email to hulcr@ufl.edu with the subject header “Symbiosis postdoc 2014”, and specify which project you are interested in. Please submit your CV (include evidence of ability to get projects finished and papers written) and contacts to three most recent supervisors. ...