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MSA Jobs
By SuperUser Account on 8/11/2017 1:16 PM
Vice President, Microbiology

We are seeking a Vice President of Microbiology for our Cambridge site with deep expertise in fungal microbiology to establish the core of LifeMine’s fungal genomically enabled drug discovery platform.

By SuperUser Account on 8/11/2017 1:12 PM

Scientist, Microbiology  

We are seeking a PhD scientist for our Cambridge site with deep expertise in the handling and fermentation of fungi to induce the production of secondary metabolites from diverse fungal species to establish the core of LifeMine’s fungal genomically enabled drug discovery platform. 

By SuperUser Account on 8/11/2017 1:08 PM

Department of Biology

Assistant Professor – Integrative Plant Biologist

Recruitment begins:  Fall 2017



Tenure track assistant professor in Biology: Eastern Washington University Department of Biology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Integrative Plant Biology, with an emphasis on plant-fungal or plant-microbial interactions. The position will begin September 2018 (or as negotiated). 

By SuperUser Account on 8/11/2017 12:52 PM
POSITION: Environmental Microbiologist/Mycologist  
Location: Pennsauken, New Jersey
Status:  Full-time  

This position is from Monday thru Friday during your training.  Once you are signed off, the work schedule will change to Tuesday thru Saturday.
By SuperUser Account on 8/11/2017 12:42 PM

Title:     QA/TM Lab Manager

Location: Chicagoland area, Illinois  

We believe everyone wants to be part of a company that is growing.  Having the opportunity to help start something from its inception, with the support of a 19-year-old company, could be a once-in-a-lifetime chance.   If this opportunity peaks your interest, Aerobiology is searching for an experienced QA/TM/Lab Manager for this soon-to-beopened Chicago-area laboratory.  If you want to be part of the inception creation of this laboratory; be involved in its continued growth; and work for a well-known and respected environmental company – then this is the job for you!
By SuperUser Account on 8/11/2017 12:37 PM
Plant Pathology & Environmental Microbiology has an opening for an Instructor who will work collaboratively with faculty, Cooperative Extension, and a curriculum committee to optimize, envision, create and teach cutting-edge on-line courses.
By SuperUser Account on 8/3/2017 8:37 AM

July 2017

Biology Department

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Ecology (BIO18)


Founded in 1887, Clark is a teaching and research university located in Worcester, Massachusetts, and one of the oldest graduate institutions in the United States.  The University’s mission is to educate undergraduate and graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. 


Clark University’s Department of Biology invites applicants for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin fall 2018. The successful candidate will have research space in the Lasry Center for Biosciences and is expected to develop an externally-funded research program involving Ph.D., Masters, and undergraduate students. Any area of ecology will be considered; there will be opportunities to participate in interdisciplinary programs including Environmental Science, Mathematical Biology & Bioinformatics, and Public Health. Postdoctoral experience, evidence of external funding success, and promise of teaching excellence at undergraduate and graduate levels are desired. The successful candidate will teach Ecology, Biostatistics, and other courses in his or her area of expertise that serve the needs of the Biology Department.


Information about the department is available at www.clarku.edu/departments/biology/ . We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. 


Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and three key publications in one pdf document.  Three letters of reference should be submitted by the referees via email to the Ecology Search Committee (ecology@clarku.edu). Letters can also be mailed to the Chair of the Ecology Search Committee, Department of Biology, Clark University, 950 Main St, Worcester, MA 01610-1477.  E-mail inquiries may be directed to Justin Thackeray (jthackeray@clarku.edu).  Review of applications will begin September 15, 2017.


Clark University embraces equal opportunity as a core value.  We believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees, and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention.


Clark University is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and strongly encourages members from historically underrepresented communities - inclusive of all women - to apply.


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...