Faculty Position in Bacteriology

The Department of Bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking candidates whose research addresses important questions at the forefront of any area of microbiology in any domain of life. The candidate should place an emphasis on molecular mechanisms underlying their area of research. The full job listing for this tenure track Assistant Professor position can be found here: https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu PVL: 235869

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and Bacteriology are committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

Deadline to Apply Oct 15 2021

Research Biologist/Microbiologist/Plant pathologist with the USDA

The USDA, ARS, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR), Peoria, Illinois, is seeking a Research Biologist/Microbiologist/Plant Pathologist. The incumbent serves as a Researcher in the Mycotoxin Prevention and Applied Microbiology (MPM) Research Unit. As a Researcher, the incumbent will conduct research, develop epidemiological models to predict severity of mycotoxin contamination in maize; and determine how future climate predictions might impact the distribution and diversity of mycotoxigenic fungi and mycotoxin contamination in different geographic regions of the U.S. The incumbent will publish peer reviewed journal articles focused on
the epidemiology, ecology and management of ear rot and mycotoxin contamination of maize. The goal of the research is to develop novel approaches to reduce mycotoxin contamination in maize in response to
stakeholder needs.

U.S. Citizenship is required. Applications must be received by the closing date of June 3, 2021.

USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity employer and provider

From https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/600219900

Location: Peoria, IL

Summary: The incumbent serves as a Research Biologist/ Microbiologist/Plant Pathologist in the Mycotoxin Prevention and Applied Microbiology (MPM) Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR), Peoria, Illinois. MPM scientists conduct interdisciplinary research in chemistry, microbiology, genetics, and plant biology to produce information and technologies needed to enhance food safety and crop production in the U.S. and around the world.


  • Conducts research focused on the epidemiology, ecology and management of ear rot and mycotoxin contamination of maize.
  • Determines how environmental variables, production practices, and diversity of mycotoxigenic fungi affect disease severity and mycotoxin contamination.
  • Develop epidemiological models to predict severity of mycotoxin contamination in maize.
  • Collaborates with other ARS, university, and private sector scientists to build a multi-disciplinary team necessary for this research.
  • Analyzes, interprets, and disseminates the findings in the form of reports, presentations, and publications in scientific journals.

For further information and complete application instructions, search for announcement

ARS-D21MWA-11098328-JML at https://www.usajobs.gov/
Direct Link: USAJOBS – Job Announcement

Research Position with the USDA

About this Position:

This position is with the USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station (NRS). They are seeking for a Research Biologist with an emphasis on mycology, located in Madison, WI. This is a full-time permanent position and the selected candidate will be eligible for a full benefit package including health/life insurance, retirement benefits, vacation and sick leave.

The position will be part of the Center for Forest Mycology Research (CFMR) in the Northern Research Station (NRS Research Work Unit 16). The CFMR is a nationally and internationally recognized source for mycological knowledge and includes a large fungal herbarium and culture collection. The mission of the CFMR is to advance the science of mycology as relates to high-priority fungi critical for forest health and management. The person selected for this position will be responsible for developing research tools and coordinating research teams that address specific solutions to problems that involve high-priority fungi for restoring or maintaining healthy ecosystems. The incumbent is expected to undertake research that will apply mycology, plant pathology and related fields to benefit the health and resiliency of forest resources. Further, the incumbent will be expected to engage CFMR stakeholders and other researchers to define forest health-related research needs in the CFMR over both short and long terms.

Qualification Requirements

Those who are interested must meet the qualification requirements for the GS-­‐0401 series that is covered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions–GS-­‐12-­‐0401: Research Biologist. The OPM Qualification Standards Handbook Manual is available for the review at any federal personnel office OR on the Internet at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-­‐IV/A/gs-­‐admin.asp. Specialized knowledge of mycology will be needed for this position, with a Ph.D. in a field relating to mycology, such as plant pathology, botany, biology, etc., or equivalent experience.

• Go to USAJOBS https://www.usajobs.gov/
o You must set up or have an existing USAJOBS profile.
o Search/locate the announcement number, once available.
o Select position(s) and location(s) you are interested in and begin the application process.
o You must complete and submit your application by the closing date specified on the announcement.

Check more details at https://msafungi.org/research-position-northern-research-station-madison-wi/