[Mycology] Graduate Assistantship in Fungal Systematics & Evolution

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Thu Sep 11 13:32:56 EST 2008


The Department of Plant Sciences and Landscape Architecture,
University of Maryland, College Park, is seeking a M.Sc. or Ph.D.
student to start in the Fall 2009. The student will study the
systematics and evolution of either Cosmospora or Neonectria
(Nectriaceae, Ascomycota). These genera are common tropical and
temperate fungi and some of them are important plant pathogens and
potential agents of biocontrol.  Fieldwork and laboratory work are
important components of this research. The student will be supported
by the prestigious NSF’s Partnerships for Enhancing Expertise in
Taxonomy program (PEET). The PEET project is entitled: “Monographic
studies in the Nectriaceae, Hypocreales: Nectria, Neonectria, and
Cosmospora.” Drs. Priscila Chaverri (UMD), Amy Y. Rossman (ARS-USDA),
and Gary J. Samuels (ARS-USDA) are the Principal Investigators in this
project. The student will be supported for two years for a M.Sc. and
3-4 years for a Ph.D. and it includes stipend (about $20,000/year) and
tuition, plus supplies and domestic and international travel. To
apply, please send a complete Curriculum vita, contact information,
names and contact information of 2-3 referees, and a one-page cover
letter stating the applicant’s qualifications, background and reasons
for applying. Review of applications will start September 30, 2008 and
will continue until the position is filled.  The deadline to apply to
University of Maryland is February 1, 2009 and all the University's
admission requirements are detailed at www.gradschool.umd.edu.

Send requested materials to:

Dr. Priscila Chaverri
Assistant Professor
Department of Plant Sciences and Landscape Architecture
2112 Plant Sciences Building
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland 20742
pchaverr from umd.edu



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