• Register
  • Title

    You must be logged in and have permission to create or edit a blog.


MSA provides job postings as a courtesy to our members that are seeking employment and to employers that may be interested in hiring MSA members. Although we take basic precautions in an attempt to ensure that all postings are submitted by legitimate agents of legitimate companies and institutions, placement on this website does not guarantee the veracity of a particular post.  We encourage job-seekers to exercise appropriate caution when considering whether to provide personal information to any party, and to inform the MSA webmaster of any potentially fraudulent job offers that appear on this page.

To announce an open position, please send information to Todd Osmundson, MSA webmaster (tosmundson{at}uwlax.edu).

For more up-to-date news and announcements, please see the MSA Twitter feed and Facebook page.

Smith Fungal Biology Lab & Hulcr Forest Entomology Lab recruiting a motivated Ph.D. student

Oct 31

Written by: SuperUser Account
10/31/2016 11:58 AM 

The Smith Fungal Biology Lab (http://plantpath.ifas.ufl.edu/faculty/matthew-e-smith/) and the Hulcr Forest Entomology Lab (www.ambrosiasymbiosis.org) at the University of Florida are recruiting a motivated Ph.D. student to start in Summer or Fall of 2017. We are seeking a student who is broadly interested in fungal systematics, evolutionary biology, and insect-fungi interactions to study ambrosia beetles and their symbiotic fungi as part of an NSF-funded project.

We want someone with:

• BS or (preferably) an MS degree in biological sciences

• A background that includes evolution, systematics, computational approaches and/or fungal biology

• Laboratory and molecular biology experience

• Appropriate GPA and GRE scores

• Solid English language abilities, strong scientific writing, and demonstrated ability to complete projects.

The following skills and experiences are desired but not required:

• Phylogenetic analysis

• Isolation and maintenance of fungal cultures

• Background in bioinformatics, computer science, and/or genomics

• Peer reviewed publications

Interested students should submit a brief cover letter indicating why they are appropriate for the position along with a CV to Dr. Matthew E. Smith (trufflesmith@ufl.edu). Acceptance for the position is contingent upon acceptance to the to the Ph.D. program in the UF Department of Plant Pathology (see http://plantpath.ifas.ufl.edu/).

Applications must be received by 9 December 2016.


Your name:
Gravatar Preview
Your email:
(Optional) Email used only to show Gravatar.
Your website:
Add Comment   Cancel