Postdoctoral Associate - Microbiology

Peoria, Illinois
$61,000 – $79,000 per year + benefits
June 18 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Postdoctoral Position in Microbiology

USDA-ARS, Peoria, Illinois

U.S. Citizenship is required.

We are seeking a highly-motivated postdoctoral associate to conduct research aimed at understanding and utilizing microbial diversity to address agricultural problems.  This position will benefit substantially from direct access to the ARS Culture Collection (NRRL), which is one of the largest public collections of microorganisms in the world and currently maintains more than 98,000 strains of bacteria and fungi.  Due to the diverse nature of the NRRL, the postdoctoral associate will have an opportunity to select from a broad array of specific focus areas.  The postdoctoral associate will be a member of the Mycotoxin Prevention and Applied Microbiology (MPM) Research Unit at the USDA-ARS in Peoria, Illinois.  MPM scientists have an outstanding record of discovery and publication regarding microbiology, chemistry, plant-pathology and physiology, and evolution.  Thus, opportunities exist for the postdoc to engage in these and other areas of interest. This full-time position is funded for 1 year ($61,000 – $79,000 per year + benefits) with the possibility for annual renewal up to 4 years.  The successful candidate must be a U.S. citizen, hold a PhD in Biology or related field by appointment start date, be proficient in both written and oral English, and have experience publishing peer-reviewed research.  To apply, please email a single PDF to Todd Ward ( that includes: (1) a cover letter with a short description of why you are interested in and qualified for the position, (2) a current CV that includes a list of peer-reviewed publications, and (3) names and contact information for three references.  Evaluation of applications will begin immediately. 


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