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By SuperUser Account on 12/10/2018 8:28 AM

The New Brunswick Museum (NBM) seeks a resourceful and ambitious Curator to lead the continuing development of its collections, research, and outreach programs in Botany and Mycology. The NBM is a leading centre for documenting, understanding, and fostering appreciation of the rich natural and cultural diversity of New Brunswick in local to international contexts.

Reporting to the New Brunswick Museum Head of the Natural Science Department, the Curator will:

* Maintain and develop the NBM herbarium in accordance with international standards;
* Conduct original, high-quality, collections-based research resulting in peer-reviewed contributions to knowledge of fungal diversity, focusing on New Brunswick and Atlantic Canada;
* Seek external funding in support of research and other programs in Botany and Mycology;
* Contribute to public education in Botany and Mycology;
* Engage with external partners in other institutions to advance knowledge and conservation of New Brunswick and regional biodiversity, and provide training opportunities for students;
* Respond to general and specialist requests for expert information on New Brunswick plants and fungi;
* Serve as administrative head of the NBM Botany and Mycology section, supervising staff, completing performance reviews, developing and monitoring budgets, and preparing quarterly reports of activities.

By SuperUser Account on 11/18/2018 6:00 PM

Antimicrobial Materials, Inc. (AMI) is an emerging technology company that employs patent-pending antimicrobial and antifungal technologies. Our Mission: To improve people’s lives by proactively solving problems associated with microbial growth.


The Mycology Scientist will be the primary individual responsible for fungal organism optimization and a key contributor regarding fermentation optimization and scale-up for a SBIR DoD Project. This position can be contract or employment-based depending on the mutual needs of the AMI and the individual.

By SuperUser Account on 11/13/2018 2:42 PM

USDA-ARS is accepting applications for a research scientist to conduct systematic studies of agriculturally important ascomycetous plant pathogens.

The incumbent will be responsible for planning, organizing, and executing a nationally and internationally recognized research program in the area of ascomycetous plant pathogenic fungal systematics, enabling effective identification of cryptic, emerging or invasive fungal plant pathogens, especially in dothideomycetous genera.
By SuperUser Account on 11/5/2018 8:08 AM

Post-doc available, Hibbett Lab, Clark University, Worcester Massachusetts, USA

The Hibbett lab at Clark Universityseeks an outgoing, creative, and highly collaborative Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct research on functional and evolutionary genomics of wood-decaying Fungi (Agaricomycetes and Dacrymycetes). Up to two and half years of support are available. The starting date is flexible, as early as January, 2019, but the Fellow should be in place by early summer 2019.

The principle responsibilities of the Postdoctoral Fellow will be to conduct comparative functional and evolutionary analyses of transcriptomic data from fungi growing on wood wafers. The central goal of the project is to understand the derivation of the brown rot wood decay mechanism from white-rot ancestors in terms of shifts in the timing and spatial dimension of gene expression (complementing prior analyses of changes in gene copy numbers). Applicants should have strengths in evolutionary genetics and genomics, including phylogeny-based analyses of gene expression data, analyses of selection on genes and genomes, and comparative phylogenetic analyses of gene family expansion/contraction. Familiarity with fungal diversity and genetics, and the biochemistry of decay, will be helpful but are not essential. Strengths in oral and written communication, and excellent graphics capabilities, are required.

By SuperUser Account on 10/16/2018 7:10 AM

The Department of Plant and Microbial Biology in the College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a faculty position in fungal biology with an expected start date of July 1, 2019. This position may be filled at the tenure track Assistant Professor level or the tenured Associate Professor level. Rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience. 

We seek an individual who is on track to develop an internationally recognized, extramurally funded research program in fungal biology addressing fundamental questions in any area of the field including, but not limited to: ecology, evolution, plant-microbe interactions, disease ecology, molecular biology, functional genomics, or cell biology/physiology.
By SuperUser Account on 10/16/2018 6:59 AM

We seek individuals who work professionally and effectively with diverse individuals, possess effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to contribute positively to the academic success of the students and the mission of Montana State University.

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

By SuperUser Account on 10/3/2018 12:01 PM

The Department of Biology at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Mycology, at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2019. We are searching for an outstanding scientist who addresses fundamental questions in fungal biology. The department is particularly interested in an individual who would bring complementary research, teaching and technical expertise. 

Follow this link to view a complete description of this Assistant Professor of Mycology opportunity.

By SuperUser Account on 8/26/2018 2:45 PM

The successful candidate will hold the distinguished title of Susan Eckert Lynch Faculty Fellow for the first 5 years of his or her term. At Cornell University, appointments at the rank of assistant professor are made initially for 3 years.

Responsibilities:  The position has responsibility for generating and disseminating knowledge concerning the biology, ecology and management of grapevine diseases. Although the primary programmatic focus should be on fungal diseases important to the commercial grape industry of New York and surrounding regions, additional cooperative work on relevant diseases caused by viruses, bacteria or other agents is appropriate. The successful applicant will develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program whose output will increase our basic understanding of various factors impacting the development of grapevine diseases and the tools used for their control, thereby improving management programs. Appropriate disciplinary specialties of the successful applicant include but are not limited to infection biology, population genetics, genome biology, host-pathogen interactions, epidemiology, disease modeling, integrated pest management and sustainability. An ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team that includes other plant pathologists, viticulturists, plant breeders, entomologists, economists and enologists is required.
By SuperUser Account on 8/26/2018 2:37 PM

Ecovative is seeking a strategic, collaborative, process oriented Research and Development Director to work with the CEO to formulate and communicate a research strategy for the organization which is responsive to business needs as well as strongly aligned with the unique strengths the organization, with global trends, and with the mission, vision, and values of Ecovative.  The Director will periodically evaluate and update the strategy in collaboration with the executive team including identifying new opportunities and balance the risks against existing work.  This role will drive unification of an intellectual framework for mycelium technology against which all new hypothesis can be tested and onto which proven new discoveries can be appended. 

From a process perspective, the Director will oversee and enforce use of systems for data management, research quality, reporting, SOPs, and peer review, as well as ensure systems produce knowledge that is accessible, aligned with existing literature, and easily transferable.  The role will also guide the generation of new and valuable IP aligned with and in support of established strategy. 

By SuperUser Account on 8/9/2018 4:50 PM

Foreign downy mildew diseases that affect corn, sorghum, sugarcane, and other cereals and grasses represent one of the most significant potential threats against U.S. production of staple cereal crops.  We welcome applications for a post-graduate researcher to study these graminicolous downy mildew pathogens.  Research objectives are focused on the global diversity, systematics and molecular evolution of these organisms using next-generation sequencing approaches.

The position is located within the Mycology & Nematology Genetic Diversity & Biology unit of the USDA-ARS in Beltsville, Maryland, 16 miles from Washington, D.C.  Excellent in-house next-generation sequencing and computational resources are available to support robust studies of these destructive pathogens, along with extensive, global collections of dried specimens and outstanding instrumentation for microscopic work.