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By SuperUser Account on 4/29/2014 11:21 AM
Postdoctoral Position - Fungal Genomics and Metabolomics University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN Position description: A postdoctoral position focused on comparative genomics, metabolomics, and regulatory mechanisms of secondary metabolites in fungi is available in the Bushley lab. This project will focus on population genomics of fungi (Fusarium, Tolypocladium spp.) to investigate regulation and evolution of secondary metabolite genes, clusters, and metabolites. The project will adopt an interdisciplinary approach that integrates next-generation genome sequencing and assembly, comparative genomics, and RNA-Seq experiments with analyses of chemical products. Genome resequencing will examine the roles of structural variation, transposition, selection, genome methylation, and other evolutionary processes in driving the diversification of secondary metabolite genes and clusters. Strain specific differences in metabolite expression will be investigated under a variety of different media conditions and data will...
By SuperUser Account on 4/15/2014 5:34 AM
A postdoctoral position is available in the department of Plant Biology, in the School of Integrative Biology, at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. PIs Ferrer (aquatic mycologist), Heath (plant and microbe evolution), and Dalling (plant and fungal community ecology) are looking for a highly motivated postdoc to work on a NSF-funded Dimensions of Biodiversity project aimed at understanding the ecological and genetic controls on fungal community assembly and decomposition function in tropical wood-decomposing aquatic fungi. Both the Heath and Dalling labs are lively, highly-collaborative environments with students and postdocs working on a range of topics in ecology and evolution of plants, bacteria, and fungi. The duties of the project postdoc will include preparing libraries for metagenomic sequencing of aquatic fungi communities from environmental DNA samples, RNAseq of cultured fungi in response to various environmental treatments, downstream bioinformatic and statistical analyses, and writing...
By SuperUser Account on 4/3/2014 4:42 AM
The University of São Paulo (Department of Botany) and The George Washington University (Computational Biology Institute) seek candidates for a postdoctoral fellowship in biodiversity informatics for up to three years. The successful candidate would split time between the two host institutions working on applications of next-gen sequencing approaches to biodiversity science through effective informatics. We seek a candidate with a PhD in bioinformatics, evolutionary biology, biodiversity science, or a related field (or anticipate a PhD by a targeted start date of September 1, 2014). The candidate should have a strong background in bioinformatics, evolutionary methodology, and project management skills. The candidate will work directly with Drs. Lúcia Lohmann (São Paulo), Amy Zanne, and Keith Crandall (Washington DC) and the bioGENESIS working group http://www.biogenesis-diversitas.org to provide an evolutionary framework for biodiversity science. Our specific...
By SuperUser Account on 4/3/2014 4:39 AM
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – FOREST PATHOLOGY Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources – University of Georgia POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This is a 12-month, tenure-track, 65% research, 35% teaching appointment offered at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position reports directly to the Dean of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources (Warnell School). The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active research program based on extramural funding. Individuals with experience in fungal pathogens, introduced pathogens, genomic and genetic approaches, and field diagnosis and management of forest diseases are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to teach dendrology and co-teach forest health and protection courses at the undergraduate level, and to develop a graduate level course in their area of expertise. The successful candidate also is expected to help further develop the Warnell School’s Forest Biology program, advise/mentor undergraduate...
By SuperUser Account on 3/20/2014 5:54 AM
Postdoctoral researcher: fungal ecology and comparative genomics University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI Position description: A new collaborative project at the intersection of fungal ecology and comparative genomics is looking to hire postdoctoral researchers. This NSF-funded research program is a collaboration between the University of Michigan (Tim James lab: http://www.umich.edu/~mycology/) and the Joint Genome Institute (Igor Grigoriev lab: http://jgi.doe.gov/fungi). The project will specifically investigate the biodiversity, ecology, and genomics of the ubiquitous but uncultured fungal phylum known as Cryptomycota. Primary responsibilities may include collection and processing of field samples (including water, invertebrates, protozoa), quantitating and cataloging Cryptomycota diversity using molecular methods, isolation and microscopy of parasites, single cell genome sequencing, and bioinformatics including assembly...
By SuperUser Account on 3/5/2014 7:29 AM
Postdoctoral Position: Comparative and Population Genomics of Symbiotic and Pathogenic Fungi Dept. of Biology University of Ottawa Ottawa, Canada Please see the attached advertisement.
By SuperUser Account on 1/14/2014 5:08 PM
Assistant or Associate Professor, Mycology Department of Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology LSU AgCenter Baton Rouge, Louisiana Please see the attached ad for further details.
By SuperUser Account on 1/10/2014 10:35 AM
ATCC is a private, nonprofit biological resource center (BRC) and research organization whose mission focuses on the acquisition, authentication, production, preservation, development and distribution of standard reference microorganisms, cell lines and other materials for research in the life sciences. We are currently seeking a qualified Scientist - Mycology with the following experience and credentials. Requirements: Doctoral degree in Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Mycology or closely related field required, with up to 5 years post graduate experience. Ph.D. level scientist in mycology is needed in support of the NIAID BEI Resources program. Research program areas of interest should have an emphasis on fungal or yeast pathogens of relevance to human health including, for example, Histoplasma, Cryptococcus, Coccidioides, Candida, Aspergillus, Blastomyces, Encephalitozoon, or Sporothrix spp. Responsibilities include enhancing diversity of collections holdings, development of assays for authentication...
By SuperUser Account on 12/9/2013 5:57 PM
Post-Doctoral Fellow/Research Associate in Phylogenetics/Molecular Diagnosis The main objective of this joint project between the Department of Plant Pathology & Environmental Microbiology at Penn State and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) is to survey and identify high-risk pathogens threatening the PA agriculture using both the molecular and conventional diagnostic tools. Main target pathogens are Phytophthora species, but additional pathogens may be included. Experience in phylogenetics and molecular diagnosis is highly desirable but not essential. The candidate will work at PDA (Harrisburg, PA), which is located about 1.5 hours away from Penn State. Main responsibilities include: (a) identifying Phytophthora isolates/species via sequencing and phylogenetic analysis, (b) assisting researchers at PDA in conducting real-time PCR-based detection of P. ramorum in stream samples and plant materials from local surveys; and (c) developing molecular diagnostic tools for selected pathogens. This...
By SuperUser Account on 12/9/2013 5:49 PM
Post-doctoral opportunities in microbial ecology and evolution University of Minnesota Two to three post-doctoral associates in the ecology and evolution of plant-associated microbes. Please see the attached advertisement for details.