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By SuperUser Account on 2/18/2019 10:12 AM

A one-year postdoctoral position is available in the Botany Department at the Swedish Museum of Natural History. The position could possibly be extended for 2 years. The project, which is led by Dr. Karen Hansen, is funded by the Swedish Taxonomy Initiative at the Swedish Species Information Centre.

A new generic classification for the Pezizaceae (Pezizales, Pezizomycetes)

In this project we study the family Pezizaceae, with a focus on the large polyphyletic genus Peziza. These fungi are highly diverse in morphology and ecology, including saprobic and ectomycorrhizal species. Our previous studies have clarified relationships within Pezizaceae, but crucial nodes in the phylogeny remain poorly supported and clades are still insufficiently sampled, which has hampered the construction of a natural generic classification. Peziza has never been monographed and species limits are highly problematic. Identification keys are inadequate and often lead to erroneous determinations. These fungi are poorly understood worldwide. The central goal of the project is to produce a comprehensive multi-gene phylogeny of Pezizaceae by expanding taxon sampling and molecular data, to serve as a solid base for a new classification.

By SuperUser Account on 1/23/2019 7:13 PM

Michigan State University’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources invites applications and nominations for Chairperson of the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences (PSM). PSM is an interdisciplinary department including: Agronomy/crop science; Microbial science; Plant breeding and genetics; Plant pathology; Soil science; Turfgrass science and management; and Weed science.

The department provides a stimulating intellectual environment for engaged scholarship in promoting durable agricultural systems and environmental stewardship. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to embody and convey the land-grant mission of teaching, research, and extension/outreach to multiple audiences; provide effective leadership and management of multidisciplinary programs; be a strong advocate for the Department; and provide leadership for the continuing development of outstanding regional, national, and international programs. The full time, 12-month appointment position is available beginning August 15, 2019.

By SuperUser Account on 1/6/2019 7:48 PM
The USDA, ARS Emerging Pest and Pathogen Research Unit located on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, NY will be hiring a full time Mycologist/Insect Pathologist in the near future. The incumbent will serve as the Curator of the ARS Collection of Entomopathogenic Fungal Collections (ARSEF, https://data.nal.usda.gov/dataset/ars-collection-entomopathogenic-fungal-cultures-arsef) and will develop an independent research program involving, but not limited to, fungal systematics, insect pathology, host-pathogen interactions, microbial transmission and/or insect control. As curator, the incumbent will oversee the technical staff that handles the day to day operation of the collection. 
By SuperUser Account on 1/6/2019 7:36 PM

The Hynson (hynsonlab.com), Amend (amendlab.com) and Nelson (https://www.soest.hawaii.edu/oceanography/faculty/Nelson.html) Labs at The University of Hawaii at Mānoa are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to work on a project recently funded study by the W.M. Keck Foundation titled “Establishing a Hawaiian Watershed as a Model Microbiome Mesocosm”. A synopsis of the project can be found below.

Specifically, we are looking for applicants with a background in one or more of the following:

* Plant-microbe ecophysiology, microbial ecology, microbial metagenomics, stable isotopes or other mass spec tools (ex. lipidomics, metabalomics, NanoSIMS, SIP), and/or plant-soil feedbacks.

This researcher will study plant-microbial interactions with an emphasis on microbiome functional ecology. With a team of PIs and students, the researcher will conduct greenhouse, growth chamber, and field experiments to investigate the fundamental mechanisms underpinning plant-associated symbioses, and will use a suite of ecophysiological and molecular tools to understand the diversity and function of microbes across an entire watershed.

By SuperUser Account on 12/10/2018 8:28 AM

The New Brunswick Museum (NBM) seeks a resourceful and ambitious Curator to lead the continuing development of its collections, research, and outreach programs in Botany and Mycology. The NBM is a leading centre for documenting, understanding, and fostering appreciation of the rich natural and cultural diversity of New Brunswick in local to international contexts.

Reporting to the New Brunswick Museum Head of the Natural Science Department, the Curator will:

* Maintain and develop the NBM herbarium in accordance with international standards;
* Conduct original, high-quality, collections-based research resulting in peer-reviewed contributions to knowledge of fungal diversity, focusing on New Brunswick and Atlantic Canada;
* Seek external funding in support of research and other programs in Botany and Mycology;
* Contribute to public education in Botany and Mycology;
* Engage with external partners in other institutions to advance knowledge and conservation of New Brunswick and regional biodiversity, and provide training opportunities for students;
* Respond to general and specialist requests for expert information on New Brunswick plants and fungi;
* Serve as administrative head of the NBM Botany and Mycology section, supervising staff, completing performance reviews, developing and monitoring budgets, and preparing quarterly reports of activities.

By SuperUser Account on 11/18/2018 6:00 PM

Antimicrobial Materials, Inc. (AMI) is an emerging technology company that employs patent-pending antimicrobial and antifungal technologies. Our Mission: To improve people’s lives by proactively solving problems associated with microbial growth.


The Mycology Scientist will be the primary individual responsible for fungal organism optimization and a key contributor regarding fermentation optimization and scale-up for a SBIR DoD Project. This position can be contract or employment-based depending on the mutual needs of the AMI and the individual.

By SuperUser Account on 11/13/2018 2:42 PM

USDA-ARS is accepting applications for a research scientist to conduct systematic studies of agriculturally important ascomycetous plant pathogens.

The incumbent will be responsible for planning, organizing, and executing a nationally and internationally recognized research program in the area of ascomycetous plant pathogenic fungal systematics, enabling effective identification of cryptic, emerging or invasive fungal plant pathogens, especially in dothideomycetous genera.
By SuperUser Account on 11/5/2018 8:08 AM

Post-doc available, Hibbett Lab, Clark University, Worcester Massachusetts, USA

The Hibbett lab at Clark Universityseeks an outgoing, creative, and highly collaborative Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct research on functional and evolutionary genomics of wood-decaying Fungi (Agaricomycetes and Dacrymycetes). Up to two and half years of support are available. The starting date is flexible, as early as January, 2019, but the Fellow should be in place by early summer 2019.

The principle responsibilities of the Postdoctoral Fellow will be to conduct comparative functional and evolutionary analyses of transcriptomic data from fungi growing on wood wafers. The central goal of the project is to understand the derivation of the brown rot wood decay mechanism from white-rot ancestors in terms of shifts in the timing and spatial dimension of gene expression (complementing prior analyses of changes in gene copy numbers). Applicants should have strengths in evolutionary genetics and genomics, including phylogeny-based analyses of gene expression data, analyses of selection on genes and genomes, and comparative phylogenetic analyses of gene family expansion/contraction. Familiarity with fungal diversity and genetics, and the biochemistry of decay, will be helpful but are not essential. Strengths in oral and written communication, and excellent graphics capabilities, are required.

By SuperUser Account on 10/16/2018 7:10 AM

The Department of Plant and Microbial Biology in the College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a faculty position in fungal biology with an expected start date of July 1, 2019. This position may be filled at the tenure track Assistant Professor level or the tenured Associate Professor level. Rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience. 

We seek an individual who is on track to develop an internationally recognized, extramurally funded research program in fungal biology addressing fundamental questions in any area of the field including, but not limited to: ecology, evolution, plant-microbe interactions, disease ecology, molecular biology, functional genomics, or cell biology/physiology.
By SuperUser Account on 10/16/2018 6:59 AM

We seek individuals who work professionally and effectively with diverse individuals, possess effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to contribute positively to the academic success of the students and the mission of Montana State University.

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.