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By SuperUser Account on 7/26/2016 11:34 AM
Rutgers University – New Brunswick seeks an accomplished scientist to serve as the Henry Rutgers Professor of Microbiomes and Health. The successful candidate will conduct innovative research into how microbiomes function and how they impact human, animal, plant and/or environmental health. A fundamental understanding of how microorganisms assemble to form biomes and how their combined activities affect human and environmental health is pivotal to meeting many of the challenges that face humanity and Earth – from human health, to agriculture, to the overall health of the biosphere. Candidates should be internationally recognized for their research, have a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and team building, and possess a commensurate record of publications, grants, teaching and service. The appointment is anticipated at the level of Full Professor, but exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor level will be considered. The successful candidate will be appointed in one or more...
By SuperUser Account on 6/15/2016 4:39 AM
Mycologist Ecovative’s Mushroom® Materials technology relies on a professional mycologist to provide expertise and training across the company in daily operations, decision-making, and strategic planning to obtain valuable products from renewable fungal polymers. The successful candidate will lead research projects around fungal strain and substrate optimization for Ecovative’s various material platforms while supervising the members of the Ecovative Strain team. The Mycologist reports to and supports the Chief Scientist in promoting Ecovative’s technology through grants and patent writing and business development. He or she will serve in public relations as a company spokesperson, interfacing especially with the national and international mycological community. Specifically the successful candidate will have: Mycological Expertise- 3 or more years postgraduate experience including identification, isolation, and optimization of fungi for new strain development Safety training in biological...
By SuperUser Account on 6/8/2016 10:54 AM
The CBS invites applications for a Group Leader full time (38 hours/week) to work on: Natural Product Discovery The Fungal Biodiversity Centre (CBS) is an independent research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, situated on the campus of the largest university in the Netherlands (Utrecht). It studies fungal biodiversity in the widest sense, focusing on three priority areas, agriculture, human health, and industry (indoor air and food). The institute maintains a large culture collection of fungi and yeasts. Presently there are 6 research groups with a total of about 100 employees and guest researchers. The research groups are those of Pedro Crous (Evolutionary Phytopathology), Jos Houbraken (Applied and Industrial Mycology), Sybren de Hoog (Origins of Pathogenicity in Clinical Fungi), Ronald de Vries (Fungal Physiology), Teun Boekhout (Yeast and Basidiomycete Research), and Vincent Robert (Bioinformatics). Additional information is available on our website: www.cbs.knaw.nl....
By SuperUser Account on 6/8/2016 10:47 AM
The CBS invites applications for a Group Leader full time (38 hours/week) to work on: Medical Mycology with an emphasis on Clinical Diagnostics The Fungal Biodiversity Centre (CBS) is an independent research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, situated on the campus of the largest university in the Netherlands (Utrecht). It studies fungal biodiversity in the widest sense, focusing on three priority areas, agriculture, human health, and industry (indoor air and food). The institute maintains a large culture collection of fungi and yeasts. Presently there are 6 research groups with a total of about 100 employees and guest researchers. The research groups are those of Pedro Crous (Evolutionary Phytopathology), Jos Houbraken (Applied and Industrial Mycology), Sybren de Hoog (Origins of Pathogenicity in Clinical Fungi), Ronald de Vries (Fungal Physiology), Teun Boekhout (Yeast and Basidiomycete Research), and Vincent Robert (Bioinformatics). Additional information is available on our...
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...