Students and postdocs are invited to join the Microbial Early-career Researchers Association (MicroERA)This group provides opportunities for professional development and networking for early career scientists.  Join the #microERA channel on Slack or subscribe to the microERA email list for updates. 

To learn more about MicroERA and how to get involved, please reach out to them at microERA.uiuc@gmail.com.


Early-Career Opportunities

Postdoctoral Scientist in Microbial Pathogenesis – Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Postdoctoral position in honey bee microbe interactions
Review of applications begins: Oct. 21, 2021

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Department of Animal Sciences
Applications due: Nov. 15, 2021

University of Minnesota Arbovirology Postdoc Position
Position will remain open until filled. The start date is anytime between May and December 2021.

National Institutes of Health – Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Deadline: Feb. 12, 2022



Students and postdocs are invited to join microERA on Zoom every Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. Central Time for coffee breaks and student seminars. Join the #microERA channel on Slack or subscribe to the microERA email list for updates.


On May 5th, Dr. John Rawls, Professor at Duke University and Director of the Duke Microbiome Center, gave a seminar titled, “The impact of host-microbe communication on intestinal physiology: lessons from the zebrafish.” The Rawls lab studies how the intestinal microbiome contributes to vertebrate physiology and disease.

On May 26th, Dr. Rachel Dutton, Associate Professor at the University of California San Diego, also gave a seminar titled, “The Secret Life of Cheese.” The Dutton lab studies microbial communities using cheese as a model system.