Microbial Sciences Institute

Yale Microbial Sciences Institute Faculty Position

The Microbial Sciences Institute (MSI) at Yale University, in partnership with the departments of Microbial Pathogenesis, Immunobiology, Cellular and Molecular Physiology, and Genetics at Yale School of Medicine, seeks applicants for an assistant professor tenure track faculty position at the intersection of microbiology, health, and disease.

More information is available at MSI News and https://apply.interfolio.com/91859.

Women, persons with disabilities, and members of underrepresented minority groups: please apply.  

Director’s Welcome

Thank you for your interest in the Microbial Sciences Institute (MSI).

We live in a world of bacteria, viruses, and other microbes. Infectious diseases shape human history and present critical challenges around the world. We’re beginning to appreciate how the enormous microbial communities in our gut microbiome and elsewhere can determine our health, susceptibility to disease, and response to treatment. Microbes provide the chemical diversity that is the foundation of modern medicine and many industrial processes, control the world’s climate and food supply, and continue to reveal fundamental processes in molecular biology, ecology, and evolution.

The MSI, located at Yale West Campus, provides a central hub where students and faculty bring diverse perspectives and expertise to push the boundaries of microbiology. The institute promotes interaction and collaboration through regular seminars from lab members and international leaders in microbiology, off-site retreats, and informal discussions among evolutionary biologists, biophysicists, chemists, geneticists, and others focused on understanding the microbial world.

I hope you enjoy our website. Please explore MSI research and MSI news and visit often for updates.



Andrew Goodman, PhD

Director, Microbial Sciences Institute

C.N.H. Long Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis


Bacterial hairs power nature’s electric grid. (Image credit: Ella Maru Studio)
September 1, 2021
A hair-like protein hidden inside bacteria serves as a sort of on-off switch for nature’s “electric grid,” a global web of bacteria-generated nanowires that permeates all...
September 1, 2021
Yale Microbial Sciences Institute is proud to support BlackInMicroWeek2021. #BiM2021 https://t.co/2dl1v85p1X — Andy Goodman (@Goodman_lab) September 2, 2021
Yale Microbial Sciences Institute
August 18, 2021
Faculty Search Q&A Session We held a live Q&A session to answer questions about the faculty position and search process, MSI and partnering departments, how we...
Elizabeth Culp
August 6, 2021
Elizabeth J. Culp, PhD, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of Andrew L. Goodman, PhD and member of the Microbial Sciences Institute, has been awarded a Damon Runyon Cancer...
Alvaro Sanchez MSI
July 20, 2021
Junior faculty member in Yale’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) receives Greer Prize Alvaro Sanchez (Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology) Alvaro Sanchez has...
June 7, 2021
Yale researchers across a range of disciplines are coming together to explore the important role of microbial metabolites in our microbiota – the trillions of bacterial cells...
Shuaiqi (Phil) Guo
June 3, 2021
Shuaiqi (Phil) Guo, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Liu Lab and member of the Microbial Sciences Institute, has received a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)...
May 13, 2021
Humans have been harnessing microbial activity since our earliest efforts to turn barley into beer or grapes into wine. But beyond the ecological theories at the heart of...
Nikhil Malvankar
May 1, 2021
Nikhil Malvankar, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and member of the  Microbial Sciences Institute, has been named a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-...
Catharine Shipps
April 25, 2021
Catharine Shipps, a fourth-year Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry (MB&B) student in the Malvankar Lab at the Microbial Sciences Institute, has been awarded the 2021...