Tuesday, September 22, 2009


I'm starting to feel the end of my PhD approach, so I've started looking for interesting positions to apply for. One that caught my eye is attached below. It's a tenure-track position, so I'm probably a dark horse candidate, but it seems a good fit. Wish me luck!

PS->Don't forget to come out and have a donut with me tomorrow at 10:00
in the staff lounge.

Mattias Johansson
Marine Fisheries Genetics
Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station Hatfield Marine Science Center 2030 SE Marine Science Drive Newport, OR 97365
Phone: 541-867-0421
Fax: 541-867-0345
-----Original Message-----
From: bakedir@bakery.ca [mailto:bakedir@bakery.ca]
Sent: Wednesday, September 09, 2009 11:55 PM
To: Johansson, Mattias - FW
Subject: Job: CollegeBismarck.DonutGenomics

Assistant Professor, Donut Genomics

Assistant Professor. The Department of Biology, College of Bismarck, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Donut Genomics at the Assistant Professor level to begin August, 2010. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in the bakery sciences or a closely related field, an addiction to fried food, and an active donut comedy writing program.

The particular area of research in donut genomics and the type(s) of frosting are open, but the selected candidate will be expected to assist with the training of graduate students in the Fried Pastry program . Teaching responsibilities may include undergraduate courses in baking and brewing a decent cup of coffee, and graduate course that complements current donut genomics offerings in the baked goods master's program.

The College of Bismarck is a public liberal arts and sciences institution of 12,000 students, with MS degrees in Donut Eating and Coffee Drinking, and a commitment to excellence in fried food.
Information about the Bakery Department is available online .

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, their grandmother's secret donut recipe, copies of comedic musings on donuts, and three letters of reference from their local donut shop to:

Chair, Donut Genomics Search Committee
Department of Bakery
College of Bismarck
Bismarck, SE 36688

or (preferred) electronically to donuts@cofb.edu

Screening of applications will begin September 15 2009. The College of Bismarck is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Bacon Maple Bar (With apologies to Yusuf Islam)

I’m looking for a bacon maple bar,
One that I can have all to myself,
And if I find my bacon maple bar,
I won’t need anything else, no, no, no.

I’m looking for a bacon maple bar,
One that will taste the very best,
And if I find my bacon maple bar
I know the rest of my life will be blessed -- yes, yes, yes.

I know a lot of fancy pastries,
Frostings that glide over your tongue,
They taste so smooth but have no answers.
When you think why’d you come here for?
I don’t know why?

I know many beautiful cakes
But their tastiness depends on how you do.
They know many sure fired ways
To find out the one who pays
And how you do.

I’m looking for a bacon maple bar,
One that will make me feel so good,
And if I find my bacon maple bar,
I know my life will be as it should -- yes, yes, yes.

I’m looking for a bacon maple bar,
One that will taste the very best,
And if I find my bacon maple bar...

Now, come find your dream donut at the Wednesday Donut Hour. Staff Lounge, 10:00.


Donuts at the Aquarium?

From the Truth and Rumors Department:

Current Oregon Coast Aquarium food service provider Local Oceans may soon have some really local competition. International Donut, America’s fourth-largest chain of donut shops is considering putting a branch in the aquarium. According to International Donut CEO Brian Aquarist, the fit would be perfect. “People come to the aquarium with their families, looking for a fun experience for the whole family. We think that donuts are the perfect addition. They’re a family-friendly, happy food.” Negotiations are currently underway.

We’ll have to wait and see if this rumor pans out…

In the meantime, come have a donut this morning in the staff lounge.