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By SuperUser Account on 10/27/2016 1:44 PM
The MSA Diversity Committee welcomes your participation in a survey to gather information regarding diversity in MSA membership to better inform policies and practices of the MSA and to foster an equitable and inclusive environment for all members. We invite you to participate. Please see the link in your membership renewal email!

Your responses are anonymous, completely voluntary, and all responses will be aggregated.
By SuperUser Account on 10/25/2016 3:30 PM
We are looking for a graduate student to join our research group beginning in fall semester 2017. The student would develop an independent research focus in line with ongoing lab projects. We are exploring how plant traits relate to community structure and function of fungi (e.g., decomposition, pathenogenisis) using culturing and next generation sequencing techniques and the consequences of these interactions for the forest carbon cycle in locations around the globe as climate changes. Additionally, we are looking at the evolution, ecology and physiology of plants across environmental gradients in various locations around the globe.
By SuperUser Account on 10/25/2016 3:27 PM
We are looking for a graduate student to join our research group beginning in fall semester 2017. The student would develop an independent research focus in line with ongoing lab projects. We are exploring how plant traits relate to community structure and function of fungi (e.g., decomposition, pathenogenisis) using culturing and next generation sequencing techniques and the consequences of these interactions for the forest carbon cycle in locations around the globe as climate changes. Additionally, we are looking at the evolution, ecology and physiology of plants across environmental gradients in various locations around the globe.
By SuperUser Account on 10/24/2016 11:06 AM

Work @ Fornia BioSolutions

At Fornia BioSolutions (www.forniabiosolutions.com), we have a group of innovative, hardworking and collaborative people who work together to make sustainable products for agricultural and environmental markets. We offer employees a great compensation package. The package includes highly competitive salary and bonus program, comprehensive medical plans (health, vision, and dental insurance), life and AD&D insurance, and short and long term disability insurance, 401K plan, paid time off and corporate holidays. Fornia BioSolutions also provides employee stock options plans.

We are looking for highly motivated people willing to work in in a fast-paced, highly rewarding, and scientifically stimulating environment. If you’re interested in a career with Fornia BioSolutions, please email your resume to contact@forniabiosolutions.com.

Responsibility includes:

  • Fungal protoplast preparation and transformation.
  • Fungal mutagenesis and mutant characterization.
  • Genetic manipulation of filamentous fungi including but not limited to knockout, targeted integration, random integration.
  • Construction of various recombinant DNA for strain engineering.
  • Contributing to various aspects of strain engineering.
  • Supporting the fermentation platform.
  • Trouble shooting scale up of yeast/ fungal isolates in 7-15L fermenters.
  • Maintaining various types of microbial strains.
  • Pure strain isolation and identification.

Job Requirements:

  • Ph.D in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Genetics, or related field. 2-5 years of biotech industry experience is preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of aseptic techniques.
  • Knowledge of genetic manipulation of eukaryotic organisms and strain engineering.
  • Knowledge of fungal protoplasting and transformation.
  • Knowledge of yeast transformation and genetic manipulation.
  • Knowledge of fungal mutagenesis and methods of classical fungal genetics.
  • Thorough understanding of vector designing and assembly.
  • Experienced in developing specialized media for screening of fungal isolates under various selective pressures.
  • Knowledge of high throughput screening of filamentous fungi in 24/ 96 well format.
  • Knowledge of pure stain isolation from mixed population by systemic approach.
  • Knowledge of various types of microbiology techniques including but not limited to various types of staining, microbe cultivation, and adaptive evolution.
  • Hands on experience working with 7-15L fermenters.
  • Experience trouble shooting fungal and yeast isolate scale-up in 7-15L fermenters.
  • Demonstrated ability to approach solutions by systematic trouble-shooting in forms of peer-reviewed papers or patents.
  • Experience with technical and scientific writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinary research team.
  • Ability to think critically and creatively.
  • Excellent collaboration, communication (oral and written) and multitasking skills.
  • Goal-oriented, organized individual with a strong desire to a fast-paced dynamic research and development environment.

By SuperUser Account on 10/24/2016 10:58 AM
The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut is pleased to invite
applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Disease Ecology or Evolution at the rank of Assistant Professor.
The Department seeks a research scientist who uses innovative approaches to address fundamental ecological
or evolutionary questions about disease agents of non-domesticated plants or animals. We are interested in a
broad range of research areas, including but not limited to population, community or evolutionary dynamics of
disease-causing agents and their hosts or vectors; coevolutionary interactions; the genetics of adaptation; the
ecology or evolution of emerging diseases; interactions between global environmental change and disease
ecology or evolution; and research that is at the interface of ecology and evolution. This position complements
Departmental strengths in ecology, evolution, systematics, organismal biology, and conservation biology. The
Department offers a highly collaborative environment at a leading public research university that is committed
to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. More information about the Department can be
found at http://www.eeb.uconn.edu.

Minimum Qualification: A Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology or a related field by time of
appointment; two peer-reviewed publications in disease ecology or evolution; and demonstrated research focus
on disease agents of non-domesticated plant or animal hosts. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.
Preferred Qualifications: Potential to establish a nationally recognized research program that makes
conceptual advances in disease ecology, evolution, or their interaction based on empirical research; research
program that complements the Department’s strengths;; strong record of extramural fellowships or grants;;
relevant postdoctoral experience; evidence of or potential for excellence in teaching including a commitment to
effective teaching; and a commitment to and plan for fostering and supporting diversity through research,
teaching or public engagement.

Appointment Terms: This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position with an
anticipated start date of August 23rd, 2017. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the
Storrs campus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply: Follow the ‘Apply’ link at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8220 to submit your
application through Academic Jobs Online. Please submit (1) a cover letter addressing qualifications; (2)
curriculum vitae; (3) research statement (3 pages maximum); (4) teaching statement, including teaching
philosophy and teaching experience (2 pages maximum); (5) a statement describing experience with, plan for,
and commitment to enhancing diversity and broadening participation (2 pages maximum); (6) Names and
contact information for at least three reference writers.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 4, 2016.

Questions about the position may be directed to search co-chairs Mark Urban and Elizabeth Jockusch.
By SuperUser Account on 10/24/2016 10:04 AM
Sylvan BioSciences invites qualified applicants to submit their current resumes, including references, for the position of Industrial Mycologist.

Job Description
Responsibilities will include leading research projects resulting in producing new and existing fungal based products for commercial use. This will include design of program structure, strategies and architecture, development, refinement, validation and implementation of commercial products.
Skills needed include management of laboratory operations and testing programs, supervision of personnel, interactions with other departments, as well as interactions with industry.

Qualifications and Requirements
An advanced degree, or several years of equivalent work experience, in mycology including identification, isolation and growth optimization of fungi. Proficiency in aseptic technique throughout the growth process from lab bench to production scale is necessary. Comprehensive working knowledge of fungi with regard to taxonomy, physiology and ecology is required. Experience growing fungi, including mastery of aseptic technique for isolation of wild strains for culturing and solid substrate fermentation is preferred. Applicant should possess well developed editorial, writing and presentation skills

Sylvan BioSciences is a subsidiary of Sylvan Inc., a global leader in fungal technology, and provides spawn and related products to the mushroom industry. Utilizing core competencies in solid-substrate fermentation, Sylvan is able to offer biological solutions to other industries, while staying dedicated to providing the highest quality and consistency to its customers through a sustainable business.

Interested candidates can apply by submitting their resume and references to research@sylvaninc.com
By SuperUser Account on 7/26/2016 11:34 AM
Rutgers University – New Brunswick seeks an accomplished scientist to serve as the Henry Rutgers Professor of Microbiomes and Health. The successful candidate will conduct innovative research into how microbiomes function and how they impact human, animal, plant and/or environmental health. A fundamental understanding of how microorganisms assemble to form biomes and how their combined activities affect human and environmental health is pivotal to meeting many of the challenges that face humanity and Earth – from human health, to agriculture, to the overall health of the biosphere. Candidates should be internationally recognized for their research, have a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and team building, and possess a commensurate record of publications, grants, teaching and service. The appointment is anticipated at the level of Full Professor, but exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor level will be considered. The successful candidate will be appointed in one or more...
By SuperUser Account on 7/5/2016 7:43 AM
The Doyle Lab at Louisiana State University and LSU AgCenter in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is looking to recruit an inquisitive, enthusiastic, and well-qualified graduate student to work on one of several projects in fungal phylogenomics starting in Winter/Spring of 2017. The ideal candidate will be interested in pursuing a PhD, however Masters students will be considered. Candidates with experience in phylogenetics, bioinformatics, and mycology will be given preference, but good communication skills plus a strong interest in fungal evolution and phylogenetic inference is a must. There will be opportunities to develop a project that combines field, lab, and computational work within the broader scope of our lab’s research program. A research assistantship plus research support is currently funded for 3 years, but students will be expected to pursue additional funding. Interested candidates should contact Vinson Doyle (vdoyle@agcenter.lsu.edu) with a statement of research interest and pertinent qualifications, CV, and contact information for three references. Please include “graduate studies in fungal phylogenomics” in the subject line. Informal inquiries are also welcome....
By SuperUser Account on 6/15/2016 4:39 AM
Mycologist Ecovative’s Mushroom® Materials technology relies on a professional mycologist to provide expertise and training across the company in daily operations, decision-making, and strategic planning to obtain valuable products from renewable fungal polymers. The successful candidate will lead research projects around fungal strain and substrate optimization for Ecovative’s various material platforms while supervising the members of the Ecovative Strain team. The Mycologist reports to and supports the Chief Scientist in promoting Ecovative’s technology through grants and patent writing and business development. He or she will serve in public relations as a company spokesperson, interfacing especially with the national and international mycological community. Specifically the successful candidate will have: Mycological Expertise- 3 or more years postgraduate experience including identification, isolation, and optimization of fungi for new strain development Safety training in biological...
By SuperUser Account on 6/8/2016 10:54 AM
The CBS invites applications for a Group Leader full time (38 hours/week) to work on: Natural Product Discovery The Fungal Biodiversity Centre (CBS) is an independent research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, situated on the campus of the largest university in the Netherlands (Utrecht). It studies fungal biodiversity in the widest sense, focusing on three priority areas, agriculture, human health, and industry (indoor air and food). The institute maintains a large culture collection of fungi and yeasts. Presently there are 6 research groups with a total of about 100 employees and guest researchers. The research groups are those of Pedro Crous (Evolutionary Phytopathology), Jos Houbraken (Applied and Industrial Mycology), Sybren de Hoog (Origins of Pathogenicity in Clinical Fungi), Ronald de Vries (Fungal Physiology), Teun Boekhout (Yeast and Basidiomycete Research), and Vincent Robert (Bioinformatics). Additional information is available on our website: www.cbs.knaw.nl....