Postdoctoral position available in Anantharaman Lab

The Anantharaman Microbiome Laboratory in the Department of Bacteriology ( is looking for a Research Associate (Postdoctoral Scientist) to develop and apply tools to study viruses and phage in the environment. Our laboratory is home to a diverse community of researchers studying metabolic processes associated with microbes and viruses in environmental and human systems with a focus on human health and disease, biogeochemistry, and sulfur metabolism. The successful candidate (NSF-funded position) will focus on developing and applying bioinformatic approaches to advance our understanding of the ecology, evolution, and diversity of viruses/phage in the environment. Our laboratory offers a highly interdisciplinary, welcoming, and inclusive environment with the opportunity to collaborate with other labs at UW-Madison and beyond. Specific opportunities are available to focus on marine and freshwater systems.


The Department of Bacteriology at UW-Madison is world-renowned for being at the forefront of research and education. The Microbiology program operated by the department is ranked first nationally. The city of Madison is also consistently rated amongst the best places to live and work in the US.


Applicants are requested to send a single pdf file containing 1) CV (2 pages max); 2) A brief statement of interest with relevant experiences (1 page max); and 3) a list of three references to Karthik Anantharaman (

Start Date: Any time in 2022 (Negotiable)

Salary: UW-Madison Standard Payscale

Deadline: Until filled