[Taxacom] Graduate Assistantship in Fungal Systematics & Evolution

Priscila Chaverri pchaverr at umd.edu
Thu Sep 11 13:57:10 CDT 2008

M.Sc. or Ph.D. student in Fungal Systematics and Evolution
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 at umd.edu

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