[Deadline is in 3 weeks, via Victoria McGovern]
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), with support and funding from the National Science Foundation, is currently seeking U.S. female faculty researchers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics ( STEM) who are interested in attending the Gender Summit 6 (GS6), in Seoul, South Korea, on August 24-31, 2015.
AAAS is releasing travel awards to US female faculty researchers to attend GS6, with the goal of creating new international networks and initiating plans for future collaborations with foreign counterparts in STEM research.
If you are interested in creating and sustaining an International Research Collaboration network, submit your application today at the following link:http://www.cvent.com/d/7rqc7q/1Q
Thinking about graduate school for 2016 and interested in Fungal ecology and evolution?
Graduate Student Opportunities in Fungal Ecology
The Hynson lab at the University of Hawaii Manoa, Department of Botany is currently recruiting highly motivated, enthusiastic, and well-qualified graduate students for Fall 2016 enrollment. In particular, I am seeking students interested in the ecology and evolution of terrestrial orchid mycorrhizae. However, students with strong backgrounds in fungal biology, ecology and/or evolution that are interested in systems other than orchid mycorrhizae will also be considered. I am primarily seeking graduate student applicants at the PhD level, but will consider MSc applicants as well. Interested parties should send by email me a copy of their current academic resume or CV, their unofficial transcripts and a brief statement of their research interests for grad school.
For more information on the Hynson Lab and how to apply see: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~nhynson/Hynson_Lab/Welcome.html or contact Nicole Hynson at email@example.com
Fungi RefSeq curator position at NCBI
Original job post here.
Computercraft seeks a highly motivated individual who will use his or her biological expertise to support RefSeq sequence standards and to contribute functional annotation of both the sequence record and the companion resource, NCBI’s Gene database. The NCBI Reference Sequence (RefSeq) project provides reference sequence standards that are used internationally for genome annotation. RefSeqs provide a stable reference for gene characterization, mutation analysis, expression studies, and polymorphism discovery.
This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the RefSeq project while using state-of-the art computational tools and databases. Curators work on-site at the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in Bethesda, Maryland.
- Evaluate and analyze sequence data from Fungi to provide the most complete and accurate reference sequences to define coding and non-coding transcripts, protein products, and genomic regions
- Analyze phylogenetic trees supporting functional annotation and verifying species identification of genome data.Communicate with other scientists to ensure the highest quality data content for RefSeq records and the Gene database
- Coordinate with model organism databases and other organism-specific interest groups to ensure timely processing of genomic sequence data and accurate display of annotation in NCBI resources
- Collaborate with other scientists to expand the content for RefSeqs fungal genome ITS and rRNA records
- Contribute toward NCBI initiatives to improve Fungal genome resources
- Ph.D. in molecular biology and/or genomics of Fungi, or a related field
- Postdoctoral experience
- Extensive experience with functional genome annotation of Fungi
- Extensive experience with evaluating structural annotation of Fungi genomes
- Experience in phylogenetic analysis of fungal sequences
- Strong logic, problem-solving, and organizational skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
- Ability to adhere to established procedures
- A detail-oriented perspective
- A strong desire to support public scientific databases such as RefSeq and Gene
This is an intellectually challenging, detail-oriented position which will provide an excellent opportunity to use your biology expertise in a non-laboratory position. For more information about the RefSeq project and Gene, please see: