We’re hiring




Come join us! We are seeking energetic, creative and diverse researchers from around the world at all career stages to accelerate the protein design revolution. Located on the University of Washington’s Seattle campus, our member labs have ready access to all the latest ideas, software and instruments. The IPD is an equal opportunity employer.


Undergraduates currently enrolled at the University of Washington interested in conducting research at the IPD are hired initially as hourly employees solely dedicated to lab support activities, starting at the current Washington state minimum wage. Open positions are advertised on the Handshake website. A current unofficial transcript, resume, and cover letter are required for consideration. Students with a minimum of two years remaining until graduation are preferred.

After two academic quarters of satisfactory job and academic performance, student assistants become eligible for a research project for credit (499), supervised by a postdoctoral fellow or post-3rd year graduate student. In certain cases, students may also become eligible for paid research positions.

We encourage interested undergraduates to become familiar with our work. Links to IPD member labs can be found at the top of this page.

Contact us at bakerlab [at uw dot edu] if you have questions.

Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship

During the summer, we support a limited number of full-time undergraduate research fellows. Click here to learn more.


We accept graduate student researchers from several departments and programs at the University of Washington. These include:

Biological Physics, Structure, and Design
Chemical Engineering
Computer Science
Genome Sciences
Molecular Engineering

To conduct research at the IPD as a graduate student, you must be enrolled on one of these programs. You may apply to more than one. Please contact the programs you are interested in directly to learn more.


IPD member labs accept new postdocs on a rolling basis. To apply, please contact a member lab directly. Links to member labs are at the top of this page. Be prepared to provide a CV, letters of recommendation, a cover letter detailing your interests, and brief research proposal.

Postdoctoral scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website.


Interested in joining the IPD as a new faculty member or administrative professional?

Please review the job postings on our Employment page.