Postdoctoral Scientist

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station is seeking a postdoctoral scholar in the mosquito microbiome.

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station is seeking a postdoctoral scholar that will be filled under the Louis A. Magnarelli Post-Doctoral Program. The position is for one year subject to renewal for a second year conditional on performance.

The primary responsibility of this position is to conduct original research on an axenic mosquito model developed at the CAES. The successful candidate will lead research on the establishment of the mosquito microbiome and the role of the microbiome in mosquito biology and disease transmission. Candidates will be expected to have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant area; a strong background in microbiological techniques, including experience in the analysis of high throughput RNA/DNA sequence data; and a record of accomplishment in research as demonstrated by publications and presentations at scientific conferences.

The postdoctoral scientist will be appointed to the Department of Environmental Sciences at CAES under the supervision of Dr. Blaire Steven and Dr. Doug E. Brackney. The appointee will also receive access to the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University through collaboration with Dr. Alvaro Sanchez.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter describing research experience and interests, a detailed Curriculum Vitae, and contact information for three references. The position is available immediately and selection will continue until a suitable applicant is found. Application materials should be uploaded to the CT Job Aps website (recruitment # 180321-0198VR-001)

Candidates outside the U.S.A. may have problems accessing the jobaps site. If so application materials can be sent directly to

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station is the nation’s first state Agricultural Experiment Station, founded in 1875.  The main campus is located in New Haven. The CAES also encompasses a 75-acre research farm in Hamden, a satellite research facility and farm in East Windsor, and a research farm in Griswold.  The CAES is a state-supported scientific research institution dedicated to improving the food, health, environment, and well-being of Connecticut residents.

Questions about the position or application should be directed to:

For more information about the CAES:

Dr. Steven’s website:

A preprint of the axenic mosquito model is available at:

Application deadline: Open until filled
Start date: ASAP
Location: Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, CT, USA