Fungal ITS database workshop

We held a workshop last for some of the people using and developing tools and databases for fungal molecular ecology in Fungi in (beautiful) Boulder, CO last week as part of our efforts in the Microbiome of the Built Environment. I am working with my co-organizer and participants to prepare a meeting summary and some descriptions of concrete plans forward. We expect this to make it easier to analyze Fungal ITS sequences in tools like QIIME and provide linkage with resources built around phylogenetic analyses of Fungi. An longer meeting summary will be posted in the coming week after we have all the presentations gathered and the details of the meeting written out.

 

Montana State – Asst Prof Environmental Microbiology

Faculty Position in the Department of Microbiology.

The Department of Microbiology and the Institute on Ecosystems at Montana State University Bozeman invites candidates with a PhD in Microbiology or related area to apply for a full-time, nine-month tenure track position in Environmental Microbiology at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2013.  The successful candidate will have postdoctoral and/or Assistant Professor experience and will be responsible for developing an extramurally funded, nationally recognized research program within the broad field of environmental microbiology.  The faculty member will participate in teaching departmental undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of specialization, and will be responsible for providing service to the university and scientific community via integration of research, teaching, and service.  A competitive institutional salary, a generous start-up package, and a renovated state-of-the-art research facility support this position. Full details about the position and application procedure are available at http://www.montana.edu/jobs/faculty/12245-2.

Potential candidates are encouraged to contact the Search Committee Chairpersons, Drs. Mark Young or Matthew Fields, (myoung@montana.edu; matthew.fields@biofilm.montana.edu) for more details.  Screening will begin Dec 1st, 2012 and will continue until a suitable applicant is hired.  ADA/EO/AA/Veterans Preference