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By SuperUser Account on 6/21/2017 10:25 AM
The Murray and Walker Labs at Tennessee Technological University are currently seeking applications for MSc students to advance research on the alligator nest microbiome. The proposed work will take a multidisciplinary approach between a crocodilian physiologist (Dr. Chris Murray) and microbial ecologist (Dr. Donald Walker). The research will utilize a cutting-edge molecular approach to assess spatial and temporal structure of the alligator nest and egg shell microbiome. The project will include both a field and lab component. Field work will occur in the bayou ecosystems of Alabama, Louisiana, and southeastern Texas.    

Prior experience or training in microbiology, mycology, herpetology, or molecular biology is preferred. The MSc position is to begin in August 2017. Prospective students should inquire directly with Donald Walker (dmwalker@tntech.edu) or Chris Murray (cmmurray@tntech.edu) and include your CV, a statement of interest, and unofficial transcripts...
By SuperUser Account on 6/21/2017 10:21 AM
The Department of Biology at Saint Mary's University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1st, 2018. We are seeking a Fungal Systems Biologist who is able to support our undergraduate curriculum in the areas of Fungal Ecology and Microbiology. The successful candidate will support and contribute to our curriculum more specifically through his or her areas of research specialization. The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Biology and provide evidence of a strong research record or an emerging scholarly profile focusing on microbiology and fungal biology, have a record of a high standard of teaching in the field (preferably in the courses noted above), and have a strong commitment to collegial service. The Faculty of Science, which houses the Department of Biology, has gone through significant renewal in the past decade, with many new and active faculty involved in teaching, research, and service activities. We are working to establish...
By SuperUser Account on 6/15/2017 12:47 PM
The Forest Pathology Lab (forestpathology.msu.edu) at Michigan State University is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to perform diagnostic and survey testing, data analysis, and applied research into plant pathogens of conifers grown in nurseries, Christmas tree and landscape settings. The incumbent Research Associate will drive a research project designed to quantify disease issues across conifer tree crops. The research project will include the development and evaluation of molecular assays designed to detect pathogens affecting tree crop industries in Michigan. The RA will provide a streamlined approach to link research with the deployment of Dead and Alive Detection of Pathogens (DAD-Path) and chemical treatment evaluations. The overall goal of this project is to provide a rapid response to new disease incursions, a predictive focus to evaluate new disease risks and the means by which current detection and treatment methods of priority diseases can...