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Author: Created: 7/29/2016 10:50 AM
MSA Jobs
By SuperUser Account on 1/28/2016 8:43 AM
Job Title: Assistant Curator of Mycology Job Summary: Coordinates the growth and improvement of Denver Botanic Gardens’ mycology program, advocate biodiversity science and natural history collections, develop an active externally funded research program that incorporates postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduates, and oversees volunteers. Career Type: Full-time Location: Denver Botanic Gardens, York Street, Denver, Colorado Qualifications: Ph. D. in mycology, evolution, or equivalent with interest in developing field and collection orientated research projects related to the study and conservation of natural ecosystems within our region and show leadership in science communication and engagement; or minimum 6 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must demonstrate a strong record of research accomplishments and acquisition of funding. Experience with fungal identification, specimen digitization and curation techniques and interest...
By SuperUser Account on 1/25/2016 3:37 AM
Genome organization of AM fungi Post doc and PhD position in Evolutionary Biology, At the Department of Evolutionary Biology, Uppsala University, Sweden. Description Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi form symbiotic interactions with almost all terrestrial plants and have done so since plants first colonized land. The postdoc and PhD position are both part of a newly funded ERC research program aimed at understanding the ecology and evolution of these widespread and important organisms. Using state-of-the art technology, e.g., PacBio long read sequencing and single nucleus genomics methods, the research program seeks to resolve the genome organization of AM fungi so that the evolutionary consequences of their genome organization can be studied. Specifically, the project aims at testing the hypothesis that genetically distinct nuclear genotypes coexist within AM fungi. The project involves culturing of AM fungi, sorting and genotyping of nuclei from individual fungal isolates, genome and meta-genome sequencing...
By SuperUser Account on 1/21/2016 12:55 PM
Sustainable Bioproducts LLC, Bozeman NOTE: This position has been filled as of 4/10/16 Sustainable Bioproducts LLC seeks to fill a molecular biologist/mycologist position at their Bozeman, Montana laboratory. SB has significant public and private funding to develop extremophilic, oleaginous fungi for the conversion of a wide variety of waste feedstocks to high-value chemicals. The primary responsibility of the post-doctoral researcher will be to create a suite of genetically modified fungi using traditional genetic engineering tools and state-of-the-art techniques such as CRISPER/Cas. A strong background in bioinformatics of fungal genomes is highly desirable. Significant effort will also focus on growth optimization studies at laboratory and larger scales. SB collaborates with a range of groups including Montana State University, and scientists and engineering teams in the private sector. These groups will assist our staff in mentoring the successful candidate while encouraging independent exploration...
By SuperUser Account on 1/21/2016 11:40 AM
Contact: Dr. Serita Frey, Department of Natural Resources & the Environment, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH USA (Questions can also be directed to Dr. Anne Pringle, University of Wisconsin-Madison: anne.pringle@wisc.edu) Our laboratory aims to understand connections between microbial community structure and ecosystem function. We document the impacts of environmental change (climate warming, nitrogen deposition, biodiversity loss, invasive species) on the diversity, community composition, and function of the soil microbial community, and test whether shifts in the community subsequently influence ecosystem functions. A recent focus is on anthropogenic drivers of microbial evolution. This two-year position will focus specifically on fungal evolution within global change contexts, with an emphasis on how fungi evolve in response to biotic invasions, soil warming, and nitrogen addition. The candidate will have the flexibility to explore questions that fall within this general topic area, while...
By SuperUser Account on 1/13/2016 10:53 AM
The Vilgalys Mycology Lab at Duke University seeks a postdoctoral researcher in the area of plant-fungal symbiosis and evolution. The selected candidate will contribute to ongoing studies on ecology and evolution of forest soil fungi and their interactions with trees including Populus, Pinus and other species. We are especially interested in linkages between phylogenetic diversity, population structure, and molecular functioning of forest fungi, including their effects on ecosystem processes. Major Duties/Responsibilities: Design, conduct and interpret laboratory and field based research; lead and contribute to the development of scientific manuscripts and proposals. The postdoc chosen for this position will also have opportunities to interact with collaborating institutions in the US and abroad. Research is facilitated by state-of-the-art equipment/facilities for microbiology, molecular biology, and genomics, in a professional environment with excellent technical support. Qualifications Required: Ph.D....
By SuperUser Account on 12/28/2015 5:44 AM
The Hibbett lab at Clark University seeks a highly motivated, independent postdoctoral fellow to conduct research in evolutionary genomics in mushroom-forming fungi. The postdoctoral fellow will be involved in one or more of the following projects: (1) Evolutionary developmental biology of Agaricomycetes; (2) Evolution of substrate-specificity in wood-decay fungi; or (3) Phylogenomics of Lentinula (shiitake mushrooms and relatives). All three projects require expertise in evolutionary genomics and molecular phylogenetics. Experience in fungal genetics is also desirable. Research could include “wet bench” techniques, including culturing and production of fruiting bodies for transcriptomics, or could be entirely analytical, depending on the candidate’s skills and interests. Applicants should have a PhD in genomics, evolutionary genetics, fungal biology, or a relevant discipline, a strong publication record (appropriate for career stage), and excellent communication skills. Willingness to involve students in research...
By SuperUser Account on 12/7/2015 5:51 AM
Assistant Professor Applied Mycology Weber State University The Department of Botany at Weber State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Applied Mycology starting in Fall 2016. We seek a person with expertise in mycology, endophytes, other plant-fungal interactions, fungal metabolites, or environmental mycology. The successful candidate will be appointed at the Assistant Professor level and will be expected to: 1) teach upper-division courses in area(s) of expertise and lower-division life science courses as required, 2) establish an active and sustained research program that includes mentoring undergraduate students, 3) seek external funding in support of teaching or research, 4) establish collaborations with colleagues in the College of Science; and 5) contribute to the development of new interdisciplinary curricula including a planned environmental/ sustainability science program. Minimum Requirements include: A Ph.D. in botany, or a related life sciences field with expertise...
By SuperUser Account on 11/29/2015 6:32 AM
WAY05240 Research Biotechnologist (2 Year Assignment) Position Purpose: Cargill's Biotechnology Research and Development Group (Bio R&D) develops new products and improves processes for the food, feed, and industrial segments of Cargill. The Bio R&D group is a global R&D team that enables Cargill to fully benefit from advances in enzyme and microbial biotechnology.   Cargill’s Bio R&D organization is hiring a Research Biotechnologist with experience in fungal genetics and molecular biology for a position that will generate improved strains of filamentous fungi used in the production of biochemicals. The position involves the ability to  independently design, synthesize and assemble genetic constructs and accurately integrate these into fungal strains as well as design and execute mutagenesis and selection approaches. The position will also carry out evaluations of fungal strains by DNA sequence and structure analysis, RNA expression analysis, and enzyme assays, develop and optimize methods for strain...
By SuperUser Account on 11/9/2015 9:54 AM
Position: Purdue University invites applications and nominations for the position of Head and Professor, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology in the College of Agriculture. Responsibilities: The Head is expected to provide vision, leadership, and administration in support of the land-grant missions of teaching, research, and extension, and promote the Department in university, regional, national, and international arenas. The Head will provide leadership and supervision to the Department to cultivate an environment supportive of faculty and staff aspirations and activities. The candidate should be committed to promoting interdisciplinary research and educational opportunities, and enhancing the diversity of the faculty, students, and staff consistent with university efforts. Qualifications: The successful candidate must have an earned doctoral degree and an outstanding record of scholarly achievement in a discipline relevant to the department with an established record of effectiveness in teaching, research,...
By SuperUser Account on 10/29/2015 1:30 PM
Research Intern position (Administrative Professional, FT, and Temporary). Washington State University, Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center (TFREC), Wenatchee, WA has an immediate opening focused on tree fruit pathology. The successful candidate will perform duties in support of the research program aiming to develop efficient and cost-effective strategies to manage pre and postharvest pathogens of economic impact in Washington and the Pacific Northwest. Position duties include, but not limited to, general lab management, conducting lab and field experiments, assisting in disease evaluation and data analysis. Candidates with experience in tree fruit pathology, mycology, orchard management, conducting field trials, and experience with basic molecular techniques are highly encouraged to apply for the position. The candidate must have minimum Bachelor of Science related to plant science and plant pathology related topics and a valid unrestricted driver’s license or be able to obtain one upon hiring . Closing...