ATCC is a private, nonprofit biological resource center (BRC) and research organization whose mission focuses on the acquisition, authentication, production, preservation, development and distribution of standard reference microorganisms, cell lines and other materials for research in the life sciences. We are currently seeking a qualified Scientist - Mycology with the following experience and credentials.
Requirements: Doctoral degree in Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Mycology or closely related field required, with up to 5 years post graduate experience. Ph.D. level scientist in mycology is needed in support of the NIAID BEI Resources program. Research program areas of interest should have an emphasis on fungal or yeast pathogens of relevance to human health including, for example, Histoplasma, Cryptococcus, Coccidioides, Candida, Aspergillus, Blastomyces, Encephalitozoon, or Sporothrix spp. Responsibilities include enhancing diversity of collections holdings, development of assays for authentication of target organisms, and development of novel reagents supporting NIAID and ATCC initiatives. Candidates are expected to possess strong molecular skills and be experienced with culture of fungal pathogens. Candidates with supervisory experience, hands-on experience for multiple pathogens and initiative to work in biocontainment up to BSL3+ are especially encouraged to apply.
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Posted in jobs on Jan 10th, 2014 Comments Off
Post-Doctoral Fellow/Research Associate in Phylogenetics/Molecular Diagnosis
The main objective of this joint project between the Department of Plant Pathology & Environmental Microbiology at Penn State and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) is to survey and identify high-risk pathogens threatening the PA agriculture using both the molecular and conventional diagnostic tools. Main target pathogens are Phytophthora species, but additional pathogens may be included. Experience in phylogenetics and molecular diagnosis is highly desirable but not essential. The candidate will work at PDA (Harrisburg, PA), which is located about 1.5 hours away from Penn State. Main responsibilities include: (a) identifying Phytophthora isolates/species via sequencing and phylogenetic analysis, (b) assisting researchers at PDA in conducting real-time PCR-based detection of P. ramorum in stream samples and plant materials from local surveys; and (c) developing molecular diagnostic tools for selected pathogens.
This appointment could be extended beyond one year, depending on successful performance and fund availability. Salary will commensurate with experience. Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining relevant educational and research experiences, CV and contact information for three referees via e-mail to Dr. Seogchan Kang, Department of Plant Pathology & Environmental Microbiology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802; email@example.com.
Posted in jobs on Dec 9th, 2013 Comments Off
Assistant Professor, Mycology
Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
Auburn University, Alabama
Please see the advertisement for application details: https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/366
Posted in jobs on Dec 9th, 2013 Comments Off
Department of Botany, University of Hawaii at Manoa
The Amend and Hynson laboratories at the University of Hawaii in Manoa are looking for a full-time lab manager/research technician to spend 50% of his/her time in each of the two laboratories. The labs study the ecology and evolution of fungi, and are broadly interested in molecular ecology, physiological ecology, symbiosis, and community ecology. Major work is directed towards understanding cooperative associations between fungi and plants, and fungi in marine environments. The incumbent will assist in general lab maintenance, health and safety compliance, training of lab personnel and ongoing research. Common tasks will include the purchase of lab supplies and equipment, maintenance of commonly used lab stocks, general paperwork related to university health and safety standards, upkeep of chemical inventory and molecular, microbiological and greenhouse research activities. This position requires an independent, organized, and motivated individual with the ability to multitask. A basic understand of molecular, microbiological and greenhouse methods are preferred. Above all, we are looking for someone who is personable, motivated and enthusiastic about working with minimal supervision to help create world-class research labs.
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Initial appointment is for one year, with the strong possibility of extension pending availability of funds and satisfactory performance. Start data is as soon as is feasible.
Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, UH Form 64( standard format ) ( large format ), resume, names of 3 professional references and official transcripts (copies accepted, originals required upon hire) via email as a single PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin November 25th, 2013.
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Posted in jobs on Nov 9th, 2013 Comments Off
Berkeley faculty opening for Lichenologist, URL http://ib.berkeley.edu/node/260
Closing date, October 31, 2013
The Department of Integrative Biology and the University Herbarium are seeking applications for a tenure-track position in Plant Evolutionary Biology. We seek candidates who have demonstrated excellence, originality and productivity in research, and interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching as well as public outreach. Ph.D. or equivalent is required by date of hire.
“Plant” is defined in the broadest, nonphylogenetic sense to include all the photosynthetic organisms studied in the herbarium: lichens, algae, or embryophytes; terrestrial or marine. “Evolutionary biology” is defined in the broadest sense to include ecology, systematics, phylogenetics, population genetics, conservation biology, ecophysiology, etc. — any research area that would take advantage of and contribute to the herbarium’s physical collections and bioinformatics efforts.
Posted in jobs on Oct 22nd, 2013 Comments Off