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MSA Jobs
By SuperUser Account on 5/9/2014 7:55 AM
Research Assistant Lowbush Blueberry Disease Program School of Biology and Ecology The research program for plant disease on lowbush blueberry is looking for a Research Assistant to conduct and support lowbush blueberry research in the lab and in the field. Tasks include implementing and documenting results of laboratory, field and greenhouse experiments. Research involves treatment application, and data collection, tabulation, analysis and summary. Typically has the education associated with a B.S. or B.A. degree in a related area of science required. MS degree or equivalent experience preferred. Knowledge of and ability to apply experimental and registered pesticides is required; Certification as a Commercial Pesticide Applicators License for category 10 1B is required within 6 months of hire. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills are required. Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative and manage multiple tasks and deadlines are required. Successful supervisory experience is preferred. The position requires the ability to travel and a valid driver's license. Ability to collect research samples in field conditions under sometimes adverse weather conditions and sometimes alone. Ability to lift up to 30lbs and carry it up to 200ft. This is a 12 month position, contingent on grant funding with a salary range of $30,170 – $33,500 depending upon qualifications and skills. Review of applications to begin on June 1st, 2014. The full job description can be found at http://jobs.umaine.edu/. Appropriate background checks are required. University of Maine is an EO/AA employer. ...
By SuperUser Account on 5/8/2014 10:00 AM
Postdoctoral Position – Fungal Gene Manipulation and Secondary Metabolites University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, Hawaii Position description: A postdoctoral position focused on the activation of dormant genes for the production of secondary metabolites in fungi as anti-cancer compounds is available in the Cao lab. This project will use genetic approaches (e.g., modulation of global regulators, manipulation of regulation factors, and promoter exchange etc.) to investigate the gene regulation in model organisms (e.g., S. cerevisiae, Aspergillus, Fusarium, Penicillium spp. etc.) for fungal secondary metabolites. The methodologies will be applied to study endophytic and marine fungi collected in Hawaii; and mutant strains with specific differences in metabolite expression will be investigated for novel anti-cancer agents. Minimum requirements: Ph.D. from an accredited college or university in Molecular Biology with a specialization in mycology, fungal genetic, genomics, or related fields. Ability...
By SuperUser Account on 5/6/2014 6:32 AM
Cooperative Extension Assistant Specialist Position in Plant Pathology. Applications are invited for a Cooperative Extension (CE) Plant Pathology Specialist at the Assistant level (rank and step based on education and experience). The position is 75% (CE)/25% OR with an academic career-track, 11-month appointment in the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, University of California, Riverside. The position will be available starting July 1, 2014. The individual must have a Ph.D. degree in plant pathology or a closely related discipline and a record of research productivity. This position is to address diagnosis, etiology, epidemiology, and management of diseases of vegetables (e.g., cole, cucurbit, solanaceous, lettuce, etc.), melons, and strawberries in California. The incumbent is expected to develop productive working relationships with research counterparts, UCCE County and regionally based Advisors and Specialists, commodity group representatives, chemical and biological industry personnel,...
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.