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Research Specialist

We are recruiting a research specialist to work on projects aimed at discovery of novel antimicrobials from the human microbiome. Lab work will be multi-disciplinary. The research specialist will also manage lab inventories, oversee sample collections, and coordinate with a large team of collaborators. Appy now! 

Hourly Undergraduate Assistant

We are seeking an hourly assistant whose duties will include general lab chores, aiding in isolating and stocking bacteria for the lab’s bacteria library and assisting with other research projects as needed. Full job description

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

We are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to work in the area of metabolite-mediated host-microbiome interactions. This position is fully funded. Interested applicants should send their CV, letter of intent, and statement of research qualification to For more details see here: Kalan_PostDoc_McMaster_2022

Graduate Students

We are part of the Microbiology Doctoral Training Program, ranked 1st in the nation for microbiology.

Dr. Kalan is also a trainer in:

About UW-Madison

  • Ranked #12 public university in 2018 (U.S. News and World Report).
  • 6th highest in the nation for total volume of research with over $1 Billion in research expenditures annually; resulting in cutting-edge research and world-renowned institutions, with our own Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology ranked #1 nationally (U.S. News, 2018).

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