CMDI Early Career Award Fellowship

CMDI Early Career Award Fellowship

The School of Biological Sciences is seeking to recruit an outstanding early career PhD scientist, to promote the advancement of research excellence in the Center for Microbial Dynamics and Infection (CMDI). CMDI is a new research unit at GT, with the mission to transform the study and sustainable control of microbial dynamics in contexts of human and environmental health. The successful candidate will have maximal research independence, and will be titled the CMDI Early Career Award Fellow.

We are interested in candidates with a clear track record of research excellence in areas of research that are relevant to the CMDI mission. For more information on CMDI research spanning the ecology and evolution of microbes in both infection and environmental contexts, please see our website at We will prioritize applicants who are within 12 months of their PhD defense, and applicants who have received their PhD in the past 12 months. 

The CMDI Early Career Award Fellow will have the opportunity to establish an independent research program within CMDI, which has strong ties throughout the Atlanta research community. Fellows will receive separate lab and office space, full voting rights on the CMDI faculty committee, and the ability to co-advise graduate students. The Fellow will also receive extensive mentorship support from a panel of 3 CMDI faculty with the most relevant research interests. The Fellow will receive a competitive salary with a 3 year commitment, funding for lab start up and supplies, and access to core facilities and clinical collaborations within the Atlanta research community. A goal of this program is to have talented, young scientists pursue new ideas in an exciting research environment that currently has over 75 trainees and scientists.     

To Apply: Go to , then search job ID 223981. please submit a cover letter, CV, plus a 2 page research statement, including connections to CMDI faculty research. Strong applicants will provide clear evidence of the highest levels of research achievement. 

Interviews will begin remotely in March and will continue until the position is filled. 

Contact Information: For informal inquiries, please contact Sam Brown, Director of CMDI ( For application issues, please contact Maria Avdonina,