Graduate study

Positions are available for highly motivated and qualified graduate students. If you are interested in doing graduate work with us, please send Kerri an email describing your background and interests. Our lab currently takes students through the UW-Madison Microbiology Doctoral Training Program, Genetics Ph.D. Program, and the Department of Entomology. The application deadline for all three programs is December 1st. Mid-year applications are considered in Entomology.

Postdoctoral positions

We are currently recruiting an enthusiastic Postdoctoral Research Associate for an NSF funded, full time, 12-month position (with possibility of renewal). The successful candidate will work collaboratively as part of a joint US/UK project to identify the genetic factors contributing to gut microbiota assembly in mosquitoes and specifically in the Coon lab to identify bacterial genes required for colonization of the mosquito gut. The associated research will primarily involve experimental evolution and loss of function experiments. The Postdoc will also have the opportunity to gain skills in teaching and mentoring. Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience.

For more information, visit https://bact.wisc.edu/job_board.php.

Other postdoctoral research positions may also be available depending on funding situation and the background and interests of the applicant.  Please send inquiries about postdoctoral research by email to Kerri and include your CV, a brief statement of research background and interests, and contact information for at least two references.

Undergraduate research

We always have opportunities for highly motivated undergraduate students to participate in our research program. Interested students should email Kerri to set up an appointment.

Statement on Diversity

Our lab is committed to active anti-racism and anti-marginalization work and are continuously learning and seeking new ways to contribute. Read more here about how we are acting now to improve diversity in our community and beyond. The Microbiology Doctoral Training Program also has an excellent website with related resources and information, including updates on recent program diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.