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By SuperUser Account on 8/23/2015 4:13 PM
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – FOREST PATHOLOGY Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources – University of Georgia POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This is an academic year (9 month, 0.75 EFT), tenure-track, 0.50 EFT research, 0.25 EFT 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/or field diagnosis and management of forest diseases are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach or co-teach forest health and protection at the undergraduate level, and develop graduate level courses in their area of expertise. The successful candidate is also expected to help further develop the Warnell School’s Forest Biology program, advise/mentor...
By SuperUser Account on 8/18/2015 5:27 AM
Assistant Professor in Forest Pathology, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences and Department of Forestry Michigan State University The Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences and the Department of Forestry in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University invite applicants for an annual year (12-month) tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank with a focus in forest and ornamental tree pathology. The position will be a joint appointment in Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences (60%) and Forestry (40%). Michigan State University boasts more than 175 faculty members in the Plant Sciences, ranging in disciplines from genomics and protein biochemistry, to plant breeding, food production and landscape ecology. As a unit, cutting across two colleges and five academic departments, research in the plant sciences is highly interdisciplinary and collaborative, offering numerous training opportunities for graduate and post-graduate researchers. Integrated...
By SuperUser Account on 7/20/2015 7:48 AM
The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Purdue University is seeking applications for a faculty position in epidemiology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The position is tenure track, with an academic year appointment. The primary responsibility involves research on the epidemiology of plant diseases important to Indiana, with secondary responsibility in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level. The successful candidate is expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program focused on plant disease epidemiology, encompassing host, pathogen, and environmental aspects of disease development. Specific areas of research may include, but are not limited to, quantitative analysis of plant disease, defining the influence of environmental factors on infection and disease development and the development of explanatory or predictive models of plant disease progress. The successful candidate will be expected to attract external support and collaborate effectively...
By SuperUser Account on 7/9/2015 10:35 AM
The Smith Fungal Biology Lab at the University of Florida is looking for a full-time research and herbarium technician to work on several ongoing projects, including the ZyGoLife project (elucidating phylogenetic relationships within ‘zygomycete’ fungi - http://zygolife.org/), the MiCC Microfungi herbarium digitization project (www.microfungi.org), and studies of ectomycorrhizal fungi associated with Nothofagus in southern South America. The suitable candidate will support research and archival activities in the Smith lab and in the FLAS fungal herbarium. More about the Smith Fungal Biology lab and the FLAS fungal collection can be found here: http://plantpath.ifas.ufl.edu/faculty/Smith/faculty-Smith.shtml Position responsibilities include but are not limited to: isolation and maintenance of fungal cultures, maintenance and digitization of herbarium specimens...
By SuperUser Account on 6/23/2015 2:01 AM
logo £26,067 - £35,505 per annum depending on skills and experience Full-time, three years fixed term contract Kew Gardens, Richmond Kew is the world-leader in plant diversity science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a major visitor attraction, that shows the importance of plants in all our lives. Kew’s mission is to inspire and deliver science-based plant conservation worldwide, enhancing the quality of life. This role forms a key part of RBG Kew’s new Natural Capital and Plant Health Department (NCPH), which is geared to research on plants and fungi that are directly, indirectly or potentially utilisable for economic and societal purposes. NCPH applies the full range of diversity research techniques to increase knowledge of those plants and fungi. The research outputs will lead to sustaining...
By SuperUser Account on 6/17/2015 10:43 AM
This is an off-date position funded for one year with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal. Salary Range: $40,851 Pay Grade Level: 11 Position Summary: This position provides technical support for beet research. Responsibilities include: assisting with carrying out field, greenhouse, and laboratory analyses and field management as required; field work which includes assisting in the management of crops, primarily sugar beet, preparing planting plans and organizing seed for trials, collection of field data on stand, participation in inoculations of disease nurseries, and assisting in disease ratings and quality sampling and assessment; assisting in collection and assembly of annual research report; assisting in website and presentation management; assisting in greenhouse material preparation during the winter months. Location: The position will be primarily located at the Michigan State University Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center near Frankenmuth, MI. Minimum requirements: Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in crop science, plant pathology, ecology, horticulture, agronomy, soil science, biology, natural resources or a related field; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansible work experience in a laboratory or field program carrying out plant genetics, plant pathology, and/or agronomic research; experience with statistical analysis; experience with database; or an equivalent combination of experience and/or training. Ability to operate basic farm equipment, such as tractors. Commercial Pesticide Application Certification or the ability to acquire within the first 3 months....
By SuperUser Account on 4/30/2015 9:38 AM
The Corradi Lab is currently seeking a postdoctoral fellow in Bioinformatics to work on projects related to Comparative and Population Genomics. The research will be led by Dr. Nicolas Corradi and carried out in a CIFAR (Canadian Institute for Advanced Research) - affiliated laboratory located in the Department of Biology of the University of Ottawa, Canada. Website: http://corradilab.weebly.com/ The position is initially funded for one year, with the possibility of renewal for up to three years, depending on performance. The candidate is expected to work on two ongoing lab projects: 1) Populations genomics of global samples of the bee-pathogen Nosema ceranae The recent decline in global populations of honey-bees has been attributed to a many factors, including infections from the microsporidian pathogen Nosema ceranae. Despite the potential threat that this parasite may have on global bee populations, the basic biology of this species is not well understood....
By SuperUser Account on 4/15/2015 9:59 AM
Computercraft seeks a highly motivated individual who will use his or her biological expertise to support RefSeq sequence standards and to contribute functional annotation of both the sequence record and the companion resource, NCBI’s Gene database. The NCBI Reference Sequence (RefSeq) project provides reference sequence standards that are used internationally for genome annotation. RefSeqs provide a stable reference for gene characterization, mutation analysis, expression studies, and polymorphism discovery. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the RefSeq project while using state-of-the art computational tools and databases. Curators work on-site at the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in Bethesda, Maryland. Responsibilities: Evaluate and analyze sequence data from Fungi to provide the most complete and accurate reference sequences to define coding and non-coding transcripts, protein products, and genomic regions Analyze phylogenetic...
By SuperUser Account on 4/8/2015 2:54 PM
Postdoctoral position anticipated in the laboratory of Dr. Frances Trail at Michigan State University, Department of Plant Biology. The project is in collaboration with Dr. Jeffrey Townsend, Yale University. The project explores the evolution of phenotypes across related species by examining the evolved changes in gene expression in diverse species. Previously, using comparative transcriptomics, we have identified genes involved in differences in perithecium morphology in Neurospora versus Fusarium species. The majority of genes were involved in generating structures present in only one of the genera, such as the beak in Neurospora and the stroma in Fusarium. The expanded project will explore shifts in regulatory networks that drive evolution of diverse additional morphologies across six genera. Candidates must have a Ph.D. with experience in fungal molecular biology and/or fungal genomics. In addition, good communication skills are essential to the project. Funding is available for three years with adequate...
By SuperUser Account on 4/7/2015 2:54 PM
Applications are invited for a bioinformatics postdoctoral position in ?the research group of Laszlo G Nagy (Synthetic and Systems Biology Unit, Biological Research Center, Szeged, Hungary). We are now looking to hire new people with a background in bioinformatics, phylogenetics or fungal evolution. The lab offers excellent training opportunities in fungal comparative genomics, cutting edge projects, abundant funding, an inspiring atmosphere and extensive collaborator network. The primary focus of the lab is understanding the general principles of convergent evolution and fungal multicellularity through comparative genomics, transcriptomics and single-cell transcriptomics of multicellular fruiting bodies in Basidiomycetes. Fruiting bodies represent some of the most complex morphological structures found in fungi, yet, their developmental and evolutionary origins are hardly known. Complex fruiting bodies have evolved independently several times in the Basidiomycetes, offering an excellent model system to study...