JOB OPPORTUNITIES

"David Brayford ", IMI D.BRAYFORD at cabi.org
Wed Nov 29 07:27:46 EST 1995


OPPORTUNITIES IN PLANT PATHOLOGY & MYCOLOGICAL SCIENCES

The International Mycological Institute (IMI) based at Egham, Surrey, U.K., 
is currently  expanding its research portfolio, with particular reference to 
crop protection and fungal ecology and  is seeking  to  recruit  the 
 following  staff:

Plant Pathologist
17 - 23K pounds sterling p.a.

The expansion of the current portfolio of crop protection activities is of 
fundamental value to IMI.  Research projects presently underway are focused 
on the characterisation and variability of several pathogens of tropical 
crops using a range of pathological, mycological and molecular techniques. 
 Outputs from this work are now being extended into field studies in 
collaborative projects with institutions in developing countries with the 
ultimate objective of improving the sustainability of crop protection 
practices.

You will need a degree in the biological sciences preferably in botany, with 
a post graduate qualification in plant pathology. Experience of research and 
development in tropical crop pathology is essential.  Experience of plant 
disease diagnosis and pathogen identification techniques would be highly 
advantageous.

Microbial Ecologist/Fungal Systematist
14 - 23K pounds sterling p.a. according to experience

Existing projects and contracts in this area include the use of fungi in 
biodegradation and investigations into the significance of fungi in drinking 
waters.  The work is primarily directed towards the study of fungal 
physiological processes and relationships  between fungi and the 
environment.

Community Based Microbial Ecologist/Fungal Systematist
14 - 23K pounds sterling p.a. according to experience

Projects currently underway are focused on the enumeration and assessment of 
diversity of fungal groups in a range of habitats.  The development of a 
range of isolation and identification procedures in order to conduct these 
is required.

Both the latter posts will also involve the development of skills in 
systematic mycology by becoming expert in identification and 
characterization, probably of loculoascomycetes or hyaline hyphomycetes and 
require a Ph.D in microbiology, biochemistry, botany or ecology.  Experience 
in fungal ecology or fungal systematics is a prerequisite.  Experience of 
molecular biological techniques and a knowledge of more traditional 
taxonomic methods would be highly advantageous.

For all positions, computer literacy, ability to produce concise and 
coherent written work, experience in training and presenting papers and 
adaptability, flexibility and the ability to interact with people from 
differing backgrounds and cultures are desirable attributes.

Details of the full conditions of service may be obtained from the Personnel 
Dept at the address below.
Please apply in writing with a full CV to:  Larry  Poole, Personnel 
Department, CAB INTERNATIONAL, Wallingford, Oxon, OX10 8DE. Tel (01491 
832111) Fax (01491 833508)  e-mail L.poole at cabi.org    The closing date for 
all posts is 31 December 1995.



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