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By SuperUser Account on 12/28/2015 5:44 AM
The Hibbett lab at Clark University seeks a highly motivated, independent postdoctoral fellow to conduct research in evolutionary genomics in mushroom-forming fungi. The postdoctoral fellow will be involved in one or more of the following projects: (1) Evolutionary developmental biology of Agaricomycetes; (2) Evolution of substrate-specificity in wood-decay fungi; or (3) Phylogenomics of Lentinula (shiitake mushrooms and relatives). All three projects require expertise in evolutionary genomics and molecular phylogenetics. Experience in fungal genetics is also desirable. Research could include “wet bench” techniques, including culturing and production of fruiting bodies for transcriptomics, or could be entirely analytical, depending on the candidate’s skills and interests. Applicants should have a PhD in genomics, evolutionary genetics, fungal biology, or a relevant discipline, a strong publication record (appropriate for career stage), and excellent communication skills. Willingness to involve students in research...
By SuperUser Account on 12/7/2015 5:51 AM
Assistant Professor Applied Mycology Weber State University The Department of Botany at Weber State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Applied Mycology starting in Fall 2016. We seek a person with expertise in mycology, endophytes, other plant-fungal interactions, fungal metabolites, or environmental mycology. The successful candidate will be appointed at the Assistant Professor level and will be expected to: 1) teach upper-division courses in area(s) of expertise and lower-division life science courses as required, 2) establish an active and sustained research program that includes mentoring undergraduate students, 3) seek external funding in support of teaching or research, 4) establish collaborations with colleagues in the College of Science; and 5) contribute to the development of new interdisciplinary curricula including a planned environmental/ sustainability science program. Minimum Requirements include: A Ph.D. in botany, or a related life sciences field with expertise...
By SuperUser Account on 11/29/2015 6:32 AM
WAY05240 Research Biotechnologist (2 Year Assignment) Position Purpose: Cargill's Biotechnology Research and Development Group (Bio R&D) develops new products and improves processes for the food, feed, and industrial segments of Cargill. The Bio R&D group is a global R&D team that enables Cargill to fully benefit from advances in enzyme and microbial biotechnology.   Cargill’s Bio R&D organization is hiring a Research Biotechnologist with experience in fungal genetics and molecular biology for a position that will generate improved strains of filamentous fungi used in the production of biochemicals. The position involves the ability to  independently design, synthesize and assemble genetic constructs and accurately integrate these into fungal strains as well as design and execute mutagenesis and selection approaches. The position will also carry out evaluations of fungal strains by DNA sequence and structure analysis, RNA expression analysis, and enzyme assays, develop and optimize methods for strain...
By SuperUser Account on 11/23/2015 9:17 AM
PhD opportunity to study fungal foliar endophytes of Vanuatu at the University of Hawaii The Amend lab at the University of Hawaii at Manoa is recruiting a PhD student to research plant fungal interactions as part of a NSF-funded collaboration. The student will collaborate with a broad consortium of researchers to examine the fungal, botanical and linguistic diversity of Tafea province, Vanuatu, in the South Pacific. This will be the first systematic survey of this oceanic, tropical, biodiversity hotspot. The student will be responsible principally for documenting the endophytic fungi of native host plants using cultivation and high-throughput DNA-sequencing techniques. This will involve long stretches in the field under uncomfortable, remote and staggeringly beautiful conditions. The student will have the opportunity to develop research questions consistent with lab interests in microbial community ecology, biogeography and evolution. The student will enroll in the Department of Botany http://www.botany.hawaii.edu,...
By SuperUser Account on 11/16/2015 5:57 PM
Seeking multiple graduate students in fungi-plant interactions at the University of Alberta The research programs of Nadir Erbilgin, Justine Karst, James Cahill (University of Alberta), Suzanne Simard (University of British Columbia), and Jonathan Cale are seeking motivated and collaborative students (3 PhD, 1 MSc) to work on a project investigating questions focused on the roles of soil fungal communities in modulating boreal forest resistance and resilience to biotic and abiotic disturbances. This project seeks to expand our recent findings demonstrating the effects of mountain pine beetle outbreaks on below- and above-ground processes, including decline of mycorrhizal fungi and pine resistance following forest mortality in western Canada (New Phytol (2015) 208: 904-914; Plant & Soil (2015). 390: 29-47; PLOS One (2015) 10 (4): e0124691). All students will be co-supervised by at least two investigators and the others will be in the students’ theses committees. While student projects will use a subset of these,...
By SuperUser Account on 11/9/2015 9:54 AM
Position: Purdue University invites applications and nominations for the position of Head and Professor, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology in the College of Agriculture. Responsibilities: The Head is expected to provide vision, leadership, and administration in support of the land-grant missions of teaching, research, and extension, and promote the Department in university, regional, national, and international arenas. The Head will provide leadership and supervision to the Department to cultivate an environment supportive of faculty and staff aspirations and activities. The candidate should be committed to promoting interdisciplinary research and educational opportunities, and enhancing the diversity of the faculty, students, and staff consistent with university efforts. Qualifications: The successful candidate must have an earned doctoral degree and an outstanding record of scholarly achievement in a discipline relevant to the department with an established record of effectiveness in teaching, research,...
By SuperUser Account on 10/29/2015 1:30 PM
Research Intern position (Administrative Professional, FT, and Temporary). Washington State University, Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center (TFREC), Wenatchee, WA has an immediate opening focused on tree fruit pathology. The successful candidate will perform duties in support of the research program aiming to develop efficient and cost-effective strategies to manage pre and postharvest pathogens of economic impact in Washington and the Pacific Northwest. Position duties include, but not limited to, general lab management, conducting lab and field experiments, assisting in disease evaluation and data analysis. Candidates with experience in tree fruit pathology, mycology, orchard management, conducting field trials, and experience with basic molecular techniques are highly encouraged to apply for the position. The candidate must have minimum Bachelor of Science related to plant science and plant pathology related topics and a valid unrestricted driver’s license or be able to obtain one upon hiring . Closing...
By SuperUser Account on 10/27/2015 1:39 AM
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position for a population geneticist. The anticipated appointment date is fall 2016 or earlier. The successful candidate is expected to establish an extramurally funded research program; to teach and mentor undergraduate, masters’, and doctoral students; and to serve as a member of the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) core faculty. Candidates’ research should have a strong potential for collaboration with existing EEB faculty and be able to attract extramural funding. Researchers who focus on desert biota and/or use next- generation sequencing techniques are encouraged to apply. ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Biological Sciences is among the most productive departments at UTEP and contributes to interdisciplinary programs in Environmental Science, Environmental Science and Engineering, Bioinformatics and Computational Science....
By SuperUser Account on 10/22/2015 9:58 AM
The Department of Botany at Weber State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Applied Mycology starting in Fall 2016. We seek a person with expertise in mycology, endophytes, other plant-fungal interactions, fungal metabolites, or environmental mycology. The successful candidate will be appointed at the Assistant Professor level and will be expected to: 1) teach upper-division courses in area(s) of expertise and lower-division life science courses as required, 2) establish an active and sustained research program that includes mentoring undergraduate students, 3) seek external funding in support of teaching or research, 4) establish collaborations with colleagues in the College of Science; and 5) contribute to the development of new interdisciplinary curricula including a planned environmental/ sustainability science program. Minimum Requirements include: A Ph.D. in botany, or a related life sciences field with expertise in Applied Mycology. Candidates who expect to complete...
By SuperUser Account on 10/7/2015 5:07 PM
A Postdoctoral Research Associate positon is available in my laboratory at Texas Tech University. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a Ph.D. in a relevant field to examine how the biotic and abiotic processes interact over spatial, temporal, and taxonomic scales to explain the dynamics of angiosperm populations and communities. The NSF and DoD funded projects include complementary manipulative and non-manipulative studies in epiphytic and terrestrial plant communities. Expertise in some or all of the following areas is desired: fungal molecular ecology, orchid mycorrhizal ecology, metagenomics, evolutionary ecology, community ecology, and ecological phylogenetics. Competitive candidates will also possess the following attributes: - Demonstrated proficiency in communicating research results (i.e., peer reviewed publications and scientific presentations) - Strong quantitative analytical skills (bioinformatics and multivariate statistical analyses) - Sample inventory and data management skills...