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By SuperUser Account on 10/29/2015 1:30 PM
Research Intern position (Administrative Professional, FT, and Temporary). Washington State University, Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center (TFREC), Wenatchee, WA has an immediate opening focused on tree fruit pathology. The successful candidate will perform duties in support of the research program aiming to develop efficient and cost-effective strategies to manage pre and postharvest pathogens of economic impact in Washington and the Pacific Northwest. Position duties include, but not limited to, general lab management, conducting lab and field experiments, assisting in disease evaluation and data analysis. Candidates with experience in tree fruit pathology, mycology, orchard management, conducting field trials, and experience with basic molecular techniques are highly encouraged to apply for the position. The candidate must have minimum Bachelor of Science related to plant science and plant pathology related topics and a valid unrestricted driver’s license or be able to obtain one upon hiring . Closing...
By SuperUser Account on 10/27/2015 1:39 AM
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position for a population geneticist. The anticipated appointment date is fall 2016 or earlier. The successful candidate is expected to establish an extramurally funded research program; to teach and mentor undergraduate, masters’, and doctoral students; and to serve as a member of the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) core faculty. Candidates’ research should have a strong potential for collaboration with existing EEB faculty and be able to attract extramural funding. Researchers who focus on desert biota and/or use next- generation sequencing techniques are encouraged to apply. ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Biological Sciences is among the most productive departments at UTEP and contributes to interdisciplinary programs in Environmental Science, Environmental Science and Engineering, Bioinformatics and Computational Science....
By SuperUser Account on 10/22/2015 9:58 AM
The Department of Botany at Weber State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Applied Mycology starting in Fall 2016. We seek a person with expertise in mycology, endophytes, other plant-fungal interactions, fungal metabolites, or environmental mycology. The successful candidate will be appointed at the Assistant Professor level and will be expected to: 1) teach upper-division courses in area(s) of expertise and lower-division life science courses as required, 2) establish an active and sustained research program that includes mentoring undergraduate students, 3) seek external funding in support of teaching or research, 4) establish collaborations with colleagues in the College of Science; and 5) contribute to the development of new interdisciplinary curricula including a planned environmental/ sustainability science program. Minimum Requirements include: A Ph.D. in botany, or a related life sciences field with expertise in Applied Mycology. Candidates who expect to complete...
By SuperUser Account on 10/7/2015 5:07 PM
A Postdoctoral Research Associate positon is available in my laboratory at Texas Tech University. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a Ph.D. in a relevant field to examine how the biotic and abiotic processes interact over spatial, temporal, and taxonomic scales to explain the dynamics of angiosperm populations and communities. The NSF and DoD funded projects include complementary manipulative and non-manipulative studies in epiphytic and terrestrial plant communities. Expertise in some or all of the following areas is desired: fungal molecular ecology, orchid mycorrhizal ecology, metagenomics, evolutionary ecology, community ecology, and ecological phylogenetics. Competitive candidates will also possess the following attributes: - Demonstrated proficiency in communicating research results (i.e., peer reviewed publications and scientific presentations) - Strong quantitative analytical skills (bioinformatics and multivariate statistical analyses) - Sample inventory and data management skills...
By SuperUser Account on 10/4/2015 3:02 PM
Expression of interest is invited for a full-time, four-year PhD research position to be funded under SFI-SIRG research scheme. Title: Production of Pharmaceutical Biomolecules from Filamentous Fungi Background Fungi are one of the most important groups of organisms on the planet. They provide fundamental products such as food, enzymes and medicines for biotechnological innovations. This proposed work is committed to the exploitation of native fungal candidates for novel biomolecules including biomedically relevant enzymes and proteins for potential industrial applications. This work will aim to mine the potential of fungal candidates for product development and subsequently characterizing these products for fundamental research and biotechnological applications. Thus, innovative and environmentally compatible and highly specific molecules will be identified. Requirements Applicants should have a good primary degree (First or Second Class Honours) or M.Sc. in an appropriate discipline in biological sciences/biotechnology/mycology/microbiology. The successful candidate should have interest in fungal biotechnology, bioinformatics, molecular biology approaches, metabolite screening and mass spectrometry. The candidate should be highly motivated....
By SuperUser Account on 9/27/2015 2:10 PM
Multiple Hires in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is pleased to announce the four faculty searches described below as part of an integrated and dynamic growth stage for the department. We seek outstanding scholars to fill the following tenure track positions: Conservation Biology, Assistant Professor. We invite applications from candidates working on any aspect of ecology or evolutionary biology relevant to the conservation of biodiversity. Evolutionary Biology, Assistant Professor. We invite applications from individuals with research interests at the cutting edge of any area of evolution. Herbarium Director, Assistant or Associate Professor. We seek to fill a tenure-track position in any area of ecology and evolutionary biology, where a responsibility of this position will be supervision and further development of the superb UTK herbarium. Spatial Biology, Assistant...
By SuperUser Account on 9/24/2015 4:04 AM
Biology Department: Assistant Professor of Microbiology Microbiology Faculty Position. The Department of Biology at Clark University, Worcester MA (www.clarku.edu/departments/biology/) invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2016. The successful candidate is expected to develop an externally-funded research program in any field of microbiology, involving PhD, MS, and undergraduate students, and will teach microbiology and courses in their area of expertise. Clark University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We are an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity university and we strongly encourage women and members of minority groups to apply. For full consideration, one electronic file with a CV, research and teaching statements, and...
By SuperUser Account on 9/24/2015 1:05 AM
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By SuperUser Account on 9/23/2015 2:08 PM
The Walker Lab at Tennessee Tech University is currently seeking applications for MSc students to advance research on a project focused on bacterial and fungal interactions with reptiles and amphibians. Our lab group uses next-generation sequencing and culture dependent approaches to study host-microbe associations of the herpetofauna microbiome. Emerging infectious fungal pathogens are threatening reptiles and amphibians world-wide; therefore, we are interested in answering broad questions centered on the importance of the host microbiome in species conservation. The southeastern United States is a global ‘hotspot’ for amphibian biodiversity and serves as a foundation for our field studies. MSc students will be expected to develop an independent research project in the beautiful southeastern US studying microbial symbionts and pathogens of reptiles or amphibians. Research will draw evidence from diverse fields such as genomics, fieldwork, molecular systematics and pathology. Prior experience or training...
By SuperUser Account on 9/23/2015 2:01 PM
EIGHT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR TENURE-TRACK POSITIONS The College of Agriculture at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, invites applications from outstanding basic scientists for eight academic year tenure-track assistant professor positions that will comprise a college-wide cluster hire in fundamental plant biology. Candidates utilizing modern methods to address important questions in plant biology including but not limited to genomics and molecular genetics, computational modeling, biosensor/imaging, synthetic biology and metabolism are all encouraged to apply. We are interested in individuals working on molecular, organismal or ecosystem levels, and in model systems, crops, or natural systems. We envision that the majority of candidates will be considered for positions in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology and the Department of Biochemistry. Positions are also available in the Department of Agronomy, the Department of Entomology, the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, and the Department...