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By SuperUser Account on 12/24/2014 10:43 AM
PhD-student in systematic biology at the Department of Organismal Biology Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. Our most important assets are all the individuals who with their curiosity and their dedication makes Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 41.000 students, 6,500 employees and a turnover of SEK 5,900 million. Project description: The PhD position is part of an externally founded project to investigate the environmental factors that control the production of edible mushrooms in western Africa. Mushrooms are an important part of the diet for many people in West Africa and selling mushrooms give an opportunity of monetary income. Many edible mushrooms are ectomycorrhizal, i.e. form a symbiotic relation with trees, and there are calculations indicating that the potential value of mushroom production is higher than the value of timber production in many forests. The project will...
By SuperUser Account on 12/15/2014 7:01 AM
Plant Molecular Physiologist The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time probationary (tenure-track) appointment in plant molecular physiology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2015. The ideal candidate will have a strong publication record in the areas of plant, algal or fungal physiology and uses molecular or other powerful, innovative techniques. The successful applicant must hold a PhD and postdoctoral or relevant employment experience. Applicants should demonstrate their ability to establish an active, independent externally funded research program and promote research synergies within the department and across campus. This position includes responsibilities for teaching, research, and service. Teaching experience would be a strong asset; the position entails graduate and undergraduate instruction in introductory biology and higher-level courses in areas appropriate to the candidate’s expertise. This is an exciting opportunity...
By SuperUser Account on 12/15/2014 3:28 AM
PhD position in plant/microbe ecology/evolution lab: We are looking for a graduate student to join our research group beginning in fall semester 2015. The student would develop an independent research focus in line with ongoing lab projects. We are exploring how plant traits relate to community structure and function of decomposing fungi using culturing and next generation sequencing techniques and the consequences of these interactions for the forest carbon cycle in the Central and Eastern USA and Eastern Australia as climate changes. Additionally, we are looking at the evolution, ecology and physiology of plants across environmental gradients in various locations around the globe. The student would join an interactive lab group (http://www.phylodiversity.net/azanne/) that broadly focuses on plant and microbe structure and function (anatomy and physiological ecology), community ecology, and evolutionary ecology, both in the temperate and tropical areas....
By SuperUser Account on 11/24/2014 11:14 AM
Graduate Student Position in Mycology I am currently accepting applications for a MSc student to study ascomycete systematics beginning in September, 2015. Candidates should have a BSc in an appropriate biological science (e.g., biology, botany, microbiology, or plant pathology), field and/or laboratory experience in mycology, an appropriate cumulative GPA and/or TOFEL score, and strong spoken and written English language skills. Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in the cultivation and characterization of fungi, training in phylogenetic analysis, and a strong interest in systematics and revisionary taxonomy. Descriptions of the Master of Science Environmental and Life Sciences at BU can be found at http://www.brandonu.ca/mels/ and http://www.brandonu.ca/calendar/. For additional information regarding this position, please contact me at untereiner@brandonu.ca and place the words...
By SuperUser Account on 11/20/2014 3:33 AM
Postdoctoral Position in Phylogenomics of Zygomycetous Fungi Postdoctoral position available in the laboratory of Dr. Joey Spatafora at Oregon State University, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology. This position is part of the NSF-funded, multi-institutional ZyGoLife project. Fungi historically classified as zygomycetes occupy an unresolved part of the Fungal Tree of Life and traditional molecular systematic studies have failed to resolve their evolutionary relationships. ZyGoLife will employ whole genome sequencing and phylogenomic analyses to resolve the genealogy of zygomycetous fungi, incorporate fossil data to calibrate the ZyGoLife tree to geologic time, and identify genomic traits associated with morphology and ecological innovations. Candidates must have a Ph.D. with experience in mycology, fungal genomics or related field. In addition, good communication skills are essential to the project. Funding for up to three years, pending adequate progress. Position will become available January 1,...
By SuperUser Account on 11/12/2014 7:32 AM
The Department of Biology (www.twu.edu/biology) at Texas Woman’s University (www.twu.edu) invites applications and nominations for the position of Department Chair, beginning as early as June 2015. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Molecular or Cellular Biology or a closely related discipline, as well as a record of research, external funding, teaching and service appropriate for a tenured appointment at the rank of Professor. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in a doctoral-level training program. A collaborative leadership style and membership in professional organizations are desirable. The successful candidate will appreciate a multidisciplinary environment and have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. The Chair will teach in her/his area of specialization and maintain an active research program. The position is a 12-month administrative appointment with responsibilities for overseeing programs leading to the...
By SuperUser Account on 11/5/2014 3:52 AM
Assistant Professor-Mycology, Department of Biology Tenure-track faculty position available August 21, 2015. Responsibilities: teach undergraduate and graduate courses in majors or nonmajors (allied health science) microbiology, medical mycology, and/or introductory biology; integrate research focus into that of the existing program and advance the research opportunities of undergraduate and graduate students in their area of specialty. Minimum qualifications: earned doctorate in microbiology by November 1, 2015; demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills; evidence of excellence in teaching and competency in current approaches in area of specialization. Preferred qualifications: evidence of scholarly activity, such as postdoctoral experience, publications and grantsmanship; established research agenda that complements existing departmental concentrations; demonstrated teaching ability; collaborative potential with existing faculty at Ball State University; mycological research experience. ...
By SuperUser Account on 10/14/2014 7:42 AM
Tenure-track Faculty Position in Structural Biology Microbiology and Cell Science Department Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) University of Florida Gainesville, FL, USA This is a 12-month tenure-accruing Assistant/Associate Professor position that will be 25% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences), 55% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) and 20% service to the Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research (ICBR). Duties will include the development of externally funded research in structural biology, teach a course called “Eukaryotic Cell Structure and Function” every spring semester, mentor and train graduate students. Duties also include serving as the faculty director of the Electron Microscopy Core for ICBR, and actively engaging the Center’s program of science development and support. The faculty member will participate actively in undergraduate education and graduate education and seek contract and grant funding actively to support his/her research...

By SuperUser Account on 10/13/2014 10:53 AM
Tenure-track Faculty Position in Structural Biology Microbiology and Cell Science Department Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) University of Florida Gainesville, FL, USA This is a 12-month tenure-accruing Assistant/Associate Professor position that will be 25% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences), 55% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) and 20% service to the Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research (ICBR). Duties will include the development of externally funded research in structural biology, teach a course called “Eukaryotic Cell Structure and Function” every spring semester, mentor and train graduate students. Duties also include serving as the faculty director of the Electron Microscopy Core for ICBR, and actively engaging the Center’s program of science development and support. The faculty member will participate actively in undergraduate education and graduate education and seek contract and grant funding actively to support his/her research program....
By SuperUser Account on 10/13/2014 10:50 AM
Ph.D. Student Positions in Plant Pathology at University of Florida The Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Florida (UF) is currently recruiting motivated Ph.D. students for Fall 2015. We are seeking students to study basic and applied aspects of plant-microbe interactions within the context of agricultural systems, including fungal plant pathogens. UF Plant Pathology offers a dynamic research environment that includes 37 faculty advisors and a vibrant, diverse graduate student population. The Department is headquartered at the main campus in Gainesville, Florida but many faculty are distributed across the state at nine of our Research and Education Centers. Due to Florida’s diverse climate, research in our department addresses a variety of plant pathogenic microbes on crops ranging from tomatoes and watermelons to sugarcane and avocados. Florida is also second in the nation in the production of greenhouse and nursery crops. Because Florida is the US epicenter for citrus greening (Huanglongbing,...