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By SuperUser Account on 7/15/2018 2:22 PM

The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Oregon State University seeks applicants for a 9-month, full-time (1.0 FTE), tenure-track faculty position in Fungal Biology / Mycology.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish an innovative and competitive research program that pursues scholarly work in the area of fungal biology / mycology. The area of research specialization is open and includes ecology, evolution, genetics and genomics of fungi. The successful candidate will serve as Curator of the OSU Mycological Herbarium, and will teach Mycology in the Botany and Plant Pathology program and one course in Biological Data Sciences, an undergraduate major currently being developed.

By SuperUser Account on 6/26/2018 8:03 PM

Open date: 
April 17th, 2018
Next review date: June 30th, 2018
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: December 31st, 2018
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


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).

By SuperUser Account on 6/26/2018 3:13 PM

Job Description:

This is a 12-month  This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit.  Duties will include development of a productive, interdisciplinary, extramurally funded research program with an emphasis on palm diseases caused by fungi. The candidate will need to maintain a global perspective to be ready for the movement and establishment of fungal diseases, including, but not limited to, diseases caused by Fusarium, Ganoderma and members of the Botryosphaereaceae. This may include etiology of emergent diseases, genetic diversity/population genetics of pathogens, epidemiology of diseases, management of diseases, host-pathogen interactions, and microbiome studies (rhizosphere, endophytes, biocontrol). Extension responsibilities will include maintaining and updating education programs for Extension agents, stakeholders and the public on the identification and management of palm diseases, continuation of the FLREC palm school and maintenance of online tools for identifying palm diseases. The incumbent will provide proactive leadership, training, and assistance to county faculty. Tenure will accrue in the Department of Plant Pathology.
By SuperUser Account on 6/26/2018 3:06 PM

Research Plant Pathologist

Announcement Open:  June 25, 2018 through July 9, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Foreign Disease-Weed Science Research Unit (FDWSRU) at Ft. Detrick, Maryland is seeking highly qualified candidates for a permanent full-time Research Plant Pathologist, GS-0434-12 with a salary range of $81,5480.00 to $106,012.00 per year.
By SuperUser Account on 6/1/2018 2:55 PM
We are searching for a highly-motivated postdoctoral associate with strong molecular and computational biology research experience to conduct research aimed at understanding the diversity, global population structure, and evolutionary dynamics of Fusarium head blight (FHB) pathogens. We are also pursuing research to understand the biological significance of population-specific differences in gene content and the role of genetic variation at loci that have experienced population-specific diversification. Additional projects could focus on the evolution of genomic diversity among species within the Fusarium graminearum species complex and evaluation of biological implications. We have generated genome sequence data for several hundred Fusarium isolates, providing an opportunity for rapid advancement of this research. Scientists in the Mycotoxin Prevention and Applied Microbiology (MPM) Research Unit at the USDA-ARS in Peoria have an outstanding record of discovery and publication regarding Fusarium biology, chemistry, and evolution. Thus, opportunities exist for the postdoc to engage in these and other areas of interest.
By SuperUser Account on 6/1/2018 2:49 PM
Washington State University (WSU) is seeking a highly motivated Research Associate to develop solutions to major and emerging and quarantined pathogens of pome fruit in the Pacific Northwest. The successful candidate will be working at WSU’s Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center in Wenatchee, Washington located in the heart of one of the largest pome fruit production regions in the world and only two hours east of beautiful city of Seattle. The successful candidate will conduct research aimed to better understand the role of biotic and abiotic interactions in the development and population structure of Penicillium spp. and other emerging diseases, investigate the role and expression of target genes under variable environmental conditions (temperatures and exposition to toxins) on decay and fungicide resistance development. Skills required to perform well in this position includes knowledge in mycology, molecular biology mechanisms and techniques, phylogenetic, regular and qPCR, sequencing and sequence analysis. In addition to conducting research, the incumbent is expected to work closely with different key industry stakeholders, and be involved in training undergraduate and graduate students, keeping records related to research projects, synthesizing data, presenting results at local and national conferences and preparing scientific manuscripts for publications.
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