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MSA Studentships postings
By SuperUser Account on 8/25/2015 9:51 AM
The Gibbons lab ( in the Biology Department at Clark University is accepting applications for PhD students to start in August 2016. The overarching research theme of our lab is to understand how evolutionary forces shape the genome and how these changes influence phenotype. Our lab uses an evolutionary genomics lens to broadly study (1) fungal domestication, and (2) fungal copy number variation. To gain a comprehensive understanding of these topics, we heavily utilize whole genome next generation sequencing data to characterize patterns of genomic variation. Additionally, we pair comparative and population genomic analyses with functional experiments spanning the realms of transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics. Applicants interested in fungal biology will also have opportunities to interact and collaborate with the Hibbett lab (
By SuperUser Account on 8/12/2015 2:47 AM
We are currently seeking applications for 2 PhD students -- one to be based at The University of Colorado, and one to be based at The New York Botanical Garden -- to advance research on a recently funded project on biodiversity gradients in a global lichen diversity hotspot: the Southern Appalachian Mountains of eastern North America. The PhD students will be expected to develop an independent research project pertinent to the theme of lichen biodiversity gradients in the southern Appalachians. This research will draw evidence from diverse fields such as genomics, fieldwork, and systematic biology including: -intensive field study and biodiversity inventory -molecular systematics, taxonomy, phylogenomics -biodiversity gradients, biogeography, endemism -large scale genome assemblies for algal and fungal symbiotic partners -outreach and conservation Prior experience or training in lichenology or mycology are preferred. The PhD position is to be begin in the fall of 2016 (refer to our respective websites...
By SuperUser Account on 6/8/2015 2:27 AM
The Hynson lab at the University of Hawaii Manoa, Department of Botany is currently recruiting highly motivated, enthusiastic, and well-qualified graduate students for Fall 2016 enrollment. In particular, I am seeking students interested in the ecology and evolution of terrestrial orchid mycorrhizae. However, students with strong backgrounds in fungal biology, ecology and/or evolution that are interested in systems other than orchid mycorrhizae will also be considered. I am primarily seeking graduate student applicants at the PhD level, but will consider MSc applicants as well. Interested parties should send by email me a copy of their current academic resume or CV, their unofficial transcripts and a brief statement of their research interests for grad school. For more information on the Hynson Lab and how to apply see: or contact Nicole Hynson at
By SuperUser Account on 5/10/2015 4:31 PM
Come study fungi in beautiful Nova Scotia!: Graduate Student Position in Coastal Mycology I am currently accepting applications for an MSc student to study coastal fungi of the Bay of Fundy beginning in September 2015. Current funded research projects in my lab include studies of endophytes of intertidal and coastal plants, marine fungi and hydrocarbon degradation, DNA barcoding of Acadia’s E.C. Smith Herbarium fungal collections and the role of fungi in coastal wetland restoration. Applicants for the current opportunity must hold a BSc in an appropriate biological science (e.g., biology, botany, microbiology, plant pathology, marine biology), a GPA of 3.67 in the final 2 years of undergraduate study, and strong spoken and written English language skills. As well, they must meet requirements for admissions as a graduate student to Acadia University. Preference will be given to candidates with field and/or laboratory experience in mycology, including cultivation and characterization of fungi. The current opportunity...
By SuperUser Account on 1/9/2015 11:53 AM
PhD Position in Fungal Metagenomics Graduate student position beginning fall 2015 available at the University of Minnesota to investigate the ecology and bioactivity of nematode parasitic fungi. The Bushley lab in the Department of Plant Biology ( is a diverse, interdisciplinary, and stimulating research environment that values ethnic, cultural, and gender diversity. The project will be co-advised by Dr. Senyu Chen, a nematologist in the Department of Plant Pathology at UM ( The University of Minnesota is home to a vibrant academic community with strong expertise in mycology, genetics, host-microbe interactions, and natural products chemistry. The university recently hired...
By SuperUser Account on 12/24/2014 10:43 AM
PhD-student in systematic biology at the Department of Organismal Biology Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. Our most important assets are all the individuals who with their curiosity and their dedication makes Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 41.000 students, 6,500 employees and a turnover of SEK 5,900 million. Project description: The PhD position is part of an externally founded project to investigate the environmental factors that control the production of edible mushrooms in western Africa. Mushrooms are an important part of the diet for many people in West Africa and selling mushrooms give an opportunity of monetary income. Many edible mushrooms are ectomycorrhizal, i.e. form a symbiotic relation with trees, and there are calculations indicating that the potential value of mushroom production is higher than the value of timber production in many forests. The project will...
By SuperUser Account on 12/15/2014 3:28 AM
PhD position in plant/microbe ecology/evolution lab: We are looking for a graduate student to join our research group beginning in fall semester 2015. The student would develop an independent research focus in line with ongoing lab projects. We are exploring how plant traits relate to community structure and function of decomposing fungi using culturing and next generation sequencing techniques and the consequences of these interactions for the forest carbon cycle in the Central and Eastern USA and Eastern Australia as climate changes. Additionally, we are looking at the evolution, ecology and physiology of plants across environmental gradients in various locations around the globe. The student would join an interactive lab group ( that broadly focuses on plant and microbe structure and function (anatomy and physiological ecology), community ecology, and evolutionary ecology, both in the temperate and tropical areas....
By SuperUser Account on 11/24/2014 11:14 AM
Graduate Student Position in Mycology I am currently accepting applications for a MSc student to study ascomycete systematics beginning in September, 2015. Candidates should have a BSc in an appropriate biological science (e.g., biology, botany, microbiology, or plant pathology), field and/or laboratory experience in mycology, an appropriate cumulative GPA and/or TOFEL score, and strong spoken and written English language skills. Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in the cultivation and characterization of fungi, training in phylogenetic analysis, and a strong interest in systematics and revisionary taxonomy. Descriptions of the Master of Science Environmental and Life Sciences at BU can be found at and For additional information regarding this position, please contact me at and place the words...
By SuperUser Account on 10/13/2014 10:50 AM
Ph.D. Student Positions in Plant Pathology at University of Florida The Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Florida (UF) is currently recruiting motivated Ph.D. students for Fall 2015. We are seeking students to study basic and applied aspects of plant-microbe interactions within the context of agricultural systems, including fungal plant pathogens. UF Plant Pathology offers a dynamic research environment that includes 37 faculty advisors and a vibrant, diverse graduate student population. The Department is headquartered at the main campus in Gainesville, Florida but many faculty are distributed across the state at nine of our Research and Education Centers. Due to Florida’s diverse climate, research in our department addresses a variety of plant pathogenic microbes on crops ranging from tomatoes and watermelons to sugarcane and avocados. Florida is also second in the nation in the production of greenhouse and nursery crops. Because Florida is the US epicenter for citrus greening (Huanglongbing,...
By SuperUser Account on 7/25/2014 5:31 AM
At University of Minnesota, Department of Plant Pathology (link below) Graduate Student Position-Figueroa Schilling