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By SuperUser Account on 4/10/2016 9:33 AM
UPDATE: 6/5/16 - this position has been filled Organization: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Institute of Molecular Medicine Location: Houston, Texas, USA Websites: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=jwkLPtAAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate and https://www.uth.edu/imm/ Contact: gerald.f.bills@uth.tmc.edu Job Information The Microbial Natural Products group within the Institute of Molecular Medicine’s Texas Therapeutics Institute is supervised by Profs. Gerald Bills and Zhiqiang An. Our research is directed towards on the discovery and development of novel antimicrobial agents and their biosynthesis. We anticipate a two-year sponsored project to use genomic engineering to increase production of a fungal natural product in the native organism. We are soliciting highly motivated applicants for a postdoctoral research position in metabolic engineering of fungi for the economic production of the targeted natural product. Hands-on experience in the areas of fungal genetic manipulations, transformation, gene targeting, gene inactivation, PCR, RT-PCR, and microbial metabolism are essential. A strong background in bioinformatics of fungal genomes is highly desirable. Experience with HPLC-MS, fermentation, metabolomics or elucidation of biosynthetic pathways would be highly beneficial. Efforts will include growth optimization studies at laboratory scales. Applicant need to have obtained their Ph.D. to be eligible for the position. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for three references. The successful applicant will be selected based on the quality and breadth of their previous research experience, publication record, and potential for scientific growth and development. Applicants must have permission to work in the USA. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Completed application packages and questions should be emailed to Prof. Gerald Bills, gerald.f.bills@uth.tmc.edu. ...
By SuperUser Account on 3/25/2016 7:34 AM
A postdoctoral position is available in the Zanne lab at George Washington University with a flexible start date. The postdoctoral scientist will work on collaborative projects related to the microbial colonization of wood. These projects include: 1. Analyzing multi-year microbial community data from an NSF-funded project in St. Louis, MO, USA, and 2. Measuring plant anatomical, morphological and chemical wood traits and characterizing fungal community composition using DNA-based and functional approaches for an Australian Research Council-funded experiment in Sydney, Australia, in collaboration with Will Cornwell (University of New South Wales) and Jeff Powell (Western Sydney University). Possibilities also exist to work on projects examining the relative roles of microbes and termites in breaking down wood in tropical Australia. The position is one year but has the potential to be extended. The postdoc would be based at GWU located in the heart of Washington, DC, USA with easy access to numerous science-, conservation-,...
By SuperUser Account on 2/15/2016 9:02 AM
Research Assistant (Administrative Professional, Full-Time). 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 date March 13th,...
By SuperUser Account on 2/12/2016 10:15 AM
The Department of Botany at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver invites applications for a tenure-track faculty teaching position at the rank of Instructor I. UBC Botany (www.botany.ubc.ca) is one of the largest and strongest Botany Departments in North America, offering a wide range of research and educational programs. Specializations range from the organismal to the molecular level. A PhD in algal, fungal, or bryophyte biology is required, with preference for experience in collections-based research. The candidate is expected to demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. The Instructor will teach first year biology, as well as biodiversity teaching, including organismal biology courses (e.g., phycology, mycology, and/or bryology) and participation in collections-based education through the Beaty Biodiversity Museum.   As a member of the UBC Professor of Teaching stream, the candidate is expected to demonstrate promise...
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...