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By SuperUser Account on 5/29/2018 8:45 PM
The Field Museum of Natural History has an immediate opening for a Mycology/Lichenology Collections Manager. This full-time, permanent position reports to the Head of Botanical Collections in the Gantz Family Collections Center. The incumbent must have experience in Mycology/Lichenology with strong management skills, preferably with convincing taxonomic expertise. The Collection Manager is charged with overseeing the direct care, organization, and the management of approximately 250,000 specimens, based on best practices. The incumbent will be evaluated on their ability to build, care for, and ensure accessibility to the great wealth of specimens in the collection. The Museum particularly encourages applicants with a proven dedication to collections management. EMu is the Museum’s shared web accessible database platform. Candidates should either have experience with this database or another fully relational database system.
By SuperUser Account on 5/29/2018 8:38 PM
The Australian National Herbarium at CSIRO in Canberra (Australia) is advertising a postdoctoral fellowship in Experimental Molecular Microbiology. The postdoctoral fellow will be a part of a project with the overall objective of building a platform for reliable resynthesis of a lichen symbiosis. The two main aims of the project are to:

• Create novel devices to manipulate interactions among symbionts and lichen-colonising microbes;
• Use ‘omic approaches to characterise key features of lichen development.

 This role will work in conjunction with experts on ‘omics, device design and fabrication, and network modelling.
By SuperUser Account on 5/25/2018 7:21 AM
We are searching for a highly-motivated postdoctoral associate with strong molecular and/or bioinformatic research experience with fungi or other microorganisms who can effectively utilize existing and incoming genome datasets to develop sequence-based classification tools for Fusarium, and to make inferences about evolutionary patterns and processes in this agriculturally important fungal genus. This position is part of the NSF-funded project “A Phylogenetic Revisionary Monograph of the Genus Fusarium” with colleagues at The Pennsylvania State University. Scientists in the Mycotoxin Prevention and Applied Microbiology (MPM) Research Unit at the USDA in Peoria have an outstanding record of discovery and publication regarding Fusarium biology, chemistry and evolution, and over 20,000 Fusarium cultures are available. Current Fusarium research projects in the MPM Research Unit include phylogenomics of the genus, population genomics of key Fusarium pathogens and toxin producers, and the evolutionary dynamics of secondary metabolite gene clusters. Thus, opportunities exist for the postdoc to engage in these and other areas of interest. MPM scientists have generated genome datasets for more than 500 phylogenetically diverse Fusarium isolates and additional datasets will be developed for all known Fusarium species during this project. It will provide the postdoctoral associate with the opportunity to develop high-impact bioinformatics resources, and to utilize outstanding data resources for addressing key questions in fungal trait evolution. The postdoc will be working both with MPM scientists and an international community of PIs, Senior Personnel and project participants. They will participate in all phases of the project from design to publication.
By SuperUser Account on 5/20/2018 3:03 PM
The Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology (IPMB), Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan (http://ipmb.sinica.edu.tw/index.html/), is inviting applications for a tenure-track research-oriented faculty position. The research foci of IPMB include 1) mechanisms of plant functions and 2) plant-microbe interactions and bioresources. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree plus postdoctoral training, with expertise in studies of plant-related microbiology or plant-microbe interactions. Preference will be given to applicants at the Assistant Research Fellow level (equivalent to Assistant Professor). Successful candidate will receive excellent starter funds and annual intramural support
By SuperUser Account on 5/20/2018 2:57 PM

Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology

The Department of Plant Pathology in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is recruiting an Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology. This is an academic year (9-month), tenure track, Assistant Professor position that includes the expectation of fundamental research as well as translational research and outreach relevant to the mission of the California Agricultural Experiment Station (AES).

The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent, productive and competitively funded research program in fundamental and/or applied plant pathology. All areas of research of direct relevance to the discipline of plant pathology will be considered. Those with a background in interdisciplinary research, especially research that addresses an emerging area(s) of direct relevance to plant health and disease are encouraged to apply. Candidates able to integrate hypothesis-driven laboratory research with studies conducted in agricultural and/or natural environments are especially desirable. The appointee will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate level in courses supporting the Department of Plant Pathology and the Global Disease Biology major, and at the graduate level supporting the graduate program in Plant Pathology. This position will play a key role in plant pathology education through instruction in Introduction to Plant Pathology, PLP 120. Additional courses will be assigned based on the candidate’s area of expertise. Potential courses include Advanced Plant Pathology, PLP 201; Field Plant Pathology, PLP 205; Plant-Microbe Interactions, PLP 210; Plant Virology, PLP 230; Plant Bacteriology, PLP 228; Disease Intervention and Policy, GDB 102; Epidemiology, GDB 101, and Disease and Society, SAS 13. Mentoring of graduate students, undergraduate student advising, curricular development, participation in and development of outreach programs, and performance of departmental and university service is expected. The successful candidate will be an active member of the Plant Pathology Graduate Program and other graduate groups as appropriate to the appointee’s interests and expertise. The incumbent will be expected also to support the mission of plant pathology in the AES through teaching, outreach and research that is relevant to disease problems affecting agriculture and/or natural resources in the state of California.

By SuperUser Account on 4/16/2018 9:06 AM

Join WSU’s Pathology Research program. Washington Ranks first in the production of apple, pears, and cherries nationally. The industry contributes more than $7 billion to state economy annually. Washington State University, together with the State’ industry, is a world leader in tree fruit research and education. Washington State University Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center is hiring a Scientific Assistant (Administrative Professional, Full Time) in Wenatchee, WA. This position will lead and participate in the design, implementation and highly complex evaluation of lab and orchard studies aimed to investigate major pre- and postharvest diseases of pome fruit in the Pacific Northwest. The individual will be actively managing lab and orchard duties including but not limited to overseeing and participating in orchard fungicide sprays, management and maintenance of pathogen culture collections, phenotypic and molecular characterization, inoculum production, and tree or/and fruit inoculation, which requires in-depth knowledge of pre and postharvest diseases. Duties also include managing and participating in ensuring proper functioning of the lab and facilities belonging to the pathology program, data collection, advance technical analysis of collected data using statistical and molecular software and preparation of research results for presentation and publication in peer reviewed journal. Providing support to Postdoc researchers and students and supervision of hourly workers will be expected. The individual must be self-motivated, be able to work with minimum supervision, able to work with a wide range of backgrounds. Some in-state and regional travel will be expected. Required qualifications include: B.S. in biology, agronomy or closely related discipline, experience in lab and field research including experimental design and statistical data analysis, and supervisory experience. Some in-state and regional travel will be expected. Incumbent must have or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license at the time of hire. Preferred qualifications: M.S. in Plant Pathology, Mycology or closely related disciplines; experience with fungi and fungicides; experience conducting basic or advanced molecular work; have or be able to obtain a pesticide applicators license at the time of hire. For any questions regarding the position (do not send application materials), contact Dr. Achour Amiri at a.amiri@wsu.eduhttps://plantpath.wsu.edu/people/faculty/amiri/. Closing date: April 26, 2018. For complete job description and instructions on how to apply, go to www.wsujobs.com.  WSU is an EEO/AA/ADA employer.

By SuperUser Account on 3/23/2018 7:54 AM
Position descriptions available HERE and on the UW job site (positions 9465, 9480, 9466) at https://tinyurl.com/yd3qoag3
By SuperUser Account on 3/23/2018 7:48 AM
Description: The TENN herbarium is seeking a highly organized, detail-oriented individual to join our department as the Herbarium Collections Manager. This key team member oversees the day-to-day management, preservation, and accessibility of our plant and fungal biodiversity collection, which includes specimen curation, record keeping, and monitoring specimen inflow/outflow. In addition, the Herbarium Collections Manager leads a team of undergraduate students and volunteer assistants with specimen curation and scientific outreach projects. The Herbarium Collections Manager reports to the TENN Herbarium Director, Dr. Jessica M. Budke, and collaborates with the Director and Curators to plan and implement herbarium goals, priorities, and programs.The TENN herbarium houses over 600,000 plant and fungal specimens and is one of the largest collections in the southeastern United States. The Herbarium Collections Manager supports research in the herbarium focusing on taxonomy, systematics, invasive species, conservation...
By SuperUser Account on 2/13/2018 9:01 AM

The University of Nebraska, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) is seeking candidates for head of the Plant Pathology Department – a department with an excellent faculty serving a vibrant agricultural industry. Nebraska is ranked #4 nationally in receipts from agricultural crops with the most irrigated acres of all states, and is #1 in popcorn production, #2 in ethanol production, #3 in corn production, #4 in dry bean production, and #5 in soybean production.

By SuperUser Account on 2/8/2018 12:30 PM

RANK AND NATURE OF POSITION: Assistant/Associate Professor. This position is a tenure-track 12-month appointment with 80% research (LSU AgCenter) and 20% teaching responsibilities (LSU College of Agriculture).  The individual will be a faculty member of the LSU AgCenter Department of Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology. 

WORK LOCATION: Department of Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, LA