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MSA Jobs
By SuperUser Account on 7/26/2017 8:05 AM
We seek a postdoctoral research scientist to investigate local adaptation in microbial symbionts of the prairie plants and their role in facilitating response to climate change. The postdoctoral researcher will join a team investigating the geographic scale of local adaptation and the evolutionary response of prairie plant species to climate change (Professor Ruth Shaw, UMN; postdoctoral research scientist Dr. Shelby Flint, UMN) and the role of microbial symbionts of in local adaptation of these prairie plants (Professor Georgiana May, UMN). The existing infrastructure of experimental reciprocal transplant plots, and collections of microbial strains and seeds, provide an excellent opportunity for addressing questions on fungal and/or bacterial symbionts of prairie plants and their roles in local adaptation. In addition, opportunities also exist for developing conservation and public‐private collaborations in restoration activities. The successful applicant will have knowledge of organismal biology for the microbial system of their interest, of genetic and genomic approaches relevant to their questions, evolutionary or ecological statistical analytical expertise, and a publication record demonstrating the ability to carry out research from idea generation to publication. Three years of postdoctoral research funding are available through a grant from the State of MN. Applicants should write Dr. Georgiana May (gmay@umn.edu) expressing their interests and background in the research area, as well as attaching a current CV.
By SuperUser Account on 7/17/2017 12:28 PM
A postdoc position is available in the Amend Lab in the Department of Botany at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The successful applicant will join a dynamic group of researchers interested in microbial ecology and evolution within the unique Hawaiian archipelago. In collaboration with the Perry lab at CSUEB http://filoboletus.wixsite.com/perrylab, the researcher will primarily be responsible for analysis and authorship of studies characterizing the factors that determine leaf surface fungal communities in and on native Hawaiian plants, as well as connectivity with other habitats. The researcher will have access to several large existing datasets, and will be integral to a nascent University-wide microbiome research initiative involving collaboration with multiple labs and departments across the University. While some laboratory experience will be helpful, the position will be largely analytical with ample opportunity for publication from the onset.

By SuperUser Account on 7/17/2017 12:26 PM
A postdoctoral research position is available at the University of Minnesota to investigate the invasive ecology and adaptation of Fusarium virguliforme, the causal agent of soybean sudden death syndrome (SDS). The project will investigate traits of this fungal pathogen that may enable spread and establishment of the pathogen. The studies will include experimental bioassays to assess variation in selected phenotypic traits across a panel of isolates from a broad geographical distribution of the fungus combined with next-generation sequencing and genome-wide association mapping to identify genetic loci associated with variation for key traits or demonstrating evidence of adaptive evolution. The project also aims to investigate the role of secondary metabolites in the ability of this pathogen to establish and compete in soil microbial communities. This position is part of a larger project funded through the Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center at the University of Minnesota that will also study...
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...
By SuperUser Account on 3/16/2017 1:12 PM

Background:  Michigan State University is the Pioneer Land Grant University and is a national leader in agricultural research and extension programming.  Michigan agriculture includes a wide diversity of cropping systems. 

This position is 60% Extension and 40% Research in the area of potato and sugarbeet pathology.

By SuperUser Account on 3/13/2017 8:59 AM

Job opening: Assistant/Associate Professor, field crop plant pathology, Louisiana State University:

By SuperUser Account on 3/13/2017 8:58 AM

The Smith Fungal Biology Lab (http://plantpath.ifas.ufl.edu/faculty/matthew-e-smith/) and the Hulcr Forest Entomology Lab (www.ambrosiasymbiosis.org) at the University of Florida are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to start in Summer or Fall of 2017. We are seeking an independent researcher who is broadly interested in fungal systematics, evolutionary biology, and insect-fungi interactions to study ambrosia beetles and their symbiotic fungi as part of an NSF-funded project.
We want someone with:
• A PhD degree in biological sciences
• A background that includes evolution, systematics, phylogenetic analysis, computational approaches and/or fungal biology
• Laboratory and molecular biology experience
• Experience in isolation and maintenance of fungal cultures
• Solid English language abilities and strong scientific writing
• Demonstrated ability to complete projects, generate scientific products and publish peer reviewed publications
Interested applicants should submit a single PDF document that includes a CV and a brief cover letter indicating why they are appropriate for the position to Dr. Matthew E. Smith (trufflesmith@ufl.edu).

We will begin reviewing applications on April 21st, 2017.

By SuperUser Account on 1/16/2017 12:01 PM
Position as postdoctoral research fellow available at Department of Biosciences, Section for Genetics and Evolutionary Biology (EVOGENE),University of Oslo, Norway.

The fellowship period is two years. Within the framework of the position duties may be assigned. Starting date no later than 01.04.2017. No one can be appointed for more than one fixed-term period at the same institution.

More information can be found here: http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1773755/96323
By SuperUser Account on 1/3/2017 5:22 PM
A post-doctoral research opportunity is available to study impatiens downy mildew disease with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Systematic Mycology and Microbiology Laboratory (SMML) in Beltsville, MD.  The desired appointment start date is the spring of 2017.

Impatiens downy mildew (IDM) disease caused by the oomycete Plasmopara obducens is one of several destructive downy mildews affecting specialty crop production in the U.S. and worldwide.  The selected applicant will establish sentinel plots in partnership with collaborators and major U.S. arboreta collections and use these resources together with molecular biology tools to address questions about pathogen evolution, persistence and the role of soil-borne innoculum in the IDM disease cycle.  In addition to serving as lead for this project, the selected applicant will cooperate with other team members, students, collaborators and stakeholders, and contribute to common research goals.

This research project...