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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 10/2/2014 6:38 AM
Microbiologist, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (TENURE-TRACK) Position Summary: The Department of Biology at California State University, Fresno is seeking a broadly trained microbiologist who will be expected to teach, on a rotational basis, an upper division majors/service course in Microbiology, and an undergraduate and graduate course in the candidate’s area of specialty. Other teaching responsibilities may include one or more courses in Microbial Genetics, Microbial Ecology, Microbial Physiology, Medical Microbiology, Virology and/or Immunology but will depend on candidate's expertise and departmental needs. Participation in the Professional Science Master’s Degree Program in Biotechnology is highly desirable. The successful candidate is expected to develop a research program in a current area of microbiology, e.g. microbial ecology, involving undergraduate and Master's level graduate students, and pursue external funding necessary to maintain a successful research effort. The successful candidate may establish interdisciplinary collaborations within the College of Science and Mathematics or with faculty from the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology and will have access to NSF and NIH funded instrumentation and the forthcoming Jordan Research Center. Learning outcomes assessment and service learning are important components of the university curriculum. Faculty members are also expected to engage in service activities at all levels of the university and provide academic and professional advice to students....
By SuperUser Account on 10/2/2014 6:36 AM
Assistant Farm Manager and Mycologist Start Date: November 2014 About Sparta Imperial Mushrooms: Sparta Imperial Mushrooms is a certified organic farm that began production in late 2012 and currently produces 300 to 400 pounds of mushrooms each week. Mushrooms currently under production include shiitake, lion’s mane, and oyster. We sell at farmers markets in Atlanta, and have distribution to restaurants and grocery stores in Atlanta. Responsibilities: - Loading sawdust into the soil mixer with a tractor - Mixing and bagging of substrates - Inoculation of sterilized substrates - Making spawn and maintaining cultures - Moving substrates to the grow house for fruiting - Clearing of substrates from grow house and cleaning of grow house - Harvesting and packing of mushrooms - Selling at farmers markets and making deliveries - Input of production records online - Leading tours of the mushroom farm - Communicate with chefs and buyers to take orders Opportunities: - Design and develop low...
By SuperUser Account on 9/29/2014 6:52 AM
EEB Associate Professor Search - Announcement Field Botany/Herbarium Director The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, seeks to fill a tenure-track position in Field Botany at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Teaching duties may include an undergraduate field botany course each year and a graduate course in the applicant’s area of specialty every other year. A major responsibility of this position is supervision and further development of the superb UT herbarium facility (http://tenn.bio.utk.edu/). Successful applicants will have a doctoral degree in a relevant area, experience in herbarium curation, and demonstrated ability to interact and collaborate broadly in research and teaching. Postdoctoral or faculty experience is preferred, and applicants will be expected to develop an externally funded and internationally recognized research program. Knoxville is situated near exciting biodiversity hotspots:...
By SuperUser Account on 9/29/2014 6:50 AM
EEB Ecology Search Fall 2014 – Position Announcement The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology seeks an outstanding scholar to fill a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. We invite applications from individuals with research interests in any area of ecology that complements the broad range of existing research strengths within our Department. We welcome applicants who can use the wealth of nearby field resources (Great Smoky Mountains National Park, nearby national forests and natural areas), our research and teaching field station in Gatlinburg TN, new greenhouse facilities and extensive biodiversity collections or could collaborate with scientists at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis and nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory. We are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and particularly invite candidates who will strengthen our diversity and educational mission. Expectations for a successful candidate include an exceptional record...
By SuperUser Account on 9/26/2014 7:38 AM
Postdoctoral Positions: Microbial Ecology, Symbiosis, and Drug Discovery. Two post-doctoral positions available at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the laboratory of Dr. Cameron Currie. We are currently studying the role of small molecules in mediating symbiotic associations and the potential application of these compounds as drug leads. Drug Discovery and Bioinformatics – One position will focus on using next-generation sequencing technology and bioinformatics to help discover novel natural products. Specifically, the applicant will be expected to help facilitate the discovery of novel compounds through more rapid identification of strains with high secondary metabolite potential and explore the evolution of secondary metabolite biosynthesis across symbiotic microbes. Microbial Symbiosis – One position will focus on exploring the symbiosis between antibiotic-producing bacteria and fungus-growing ants using diverse approaches, including genome sequencing, RNA-Seq, imaging mass spectrometry, secondary...