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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.
By SuperUser Account on 11/15/2016 4:55 PM

The plant science departments and the newly created Plant Resilience Institute (PRI;http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2016/world-renowned-scientists-to-study-plant-resilience-in-new-msu-research-institute/) at Michigan State University are inviting applications for multiple tenure-system positions at the Assistant/Associate/Professor level for individuals studying plant responses to abiotic stresses, such as drought and temperature extremes, and biotic stresses such as attack by pathogens and insect pests.

A PDF of the full details may be downloaded HERE.

By SuperUser Account on 11/1/2016 10:34 AM

The Walton lab is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on a project to biosynthesize and screen small cyclic peptides derived from Amanita phalloides and other fungi. The position is full-time for one year starting on or before January 15, 2017. Experience in standard molecular biology methods, heterologous expression in E. coli and yeast, enzyme purification, and LC/MS of peptides is desirable. For background, see Luo et al. (2014) Chem. Biol. 21:1610. Contact Jonathan Walton, Michigan State University DOE Plant Research Lab, East Lansing; walton@msu.edu.

By SuperUser Account on 10/31/2016 11:58 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 motivated Ph.D. student to start in Summer or Fall of 2017. We are seeking a student 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:

• BS or (preferably) an MS degree in biological sciences

• A background that includes evolution, systematics, computational approaches and/or fungal biology

• Laboratory and molecular biology experience

• Appropriate GPA and GRE scores

• Solid English language abilities, strong scientific writing, and demonstrated ability to complete projects.

The following skills and...
By SuperUser Account on 10/27/2016 1:44 PM
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By SuperUser Account on 10/25/2016 3:30 PM
We are looking for a graduate student to join our research group beginning in fall semester 2017. 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 fungi (e.g., decomposition, pathenogenisis) using culturing and next generation sequencing techniques and the consequences of these interactions for the forest carbon cycle in locations around the globe as climate changes. Additionally, we are looking at the evolution, ecology and physiology of plants across environmental gradients in various locations around the globe.