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 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 will be advertised using the Handshake website, and a current unofficial transcript, resume, and cover letter are required for consideration. Students with a minimum of two years remaining until graduation are preferred. They will be designated as Student Assistant (SA). This is a designation denoting entry-level lab support only.
After a minimum of two academic quarters of satisfactory job and academic performance, as determined by the Lab Manager and other IPD administrative personnel, the Student Assistant will become eligible for a research project for credit (499) supervised by a postdoctoral fellow or post-3rd year graduate student. After a year of satisfactory performance in 499 research, in certain cases students may become eligible for a paid research position (RA).
We encourage interested undergraduates to become familiar with our work. Links to IPD member labs can be found at the top of this page. During the summer, we can accept a limited number of undergraduate research assistants on scholarships from outside the UW, and well as up to four IPD Summer Fellows. Contact us to learn more.
We can accept graduate student researchers from several programs at the University of Washington. These include:
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, and a cover letter detailing your interests and brief research proposal.
Interested in joining the IPD as a new faculty member or administrative professional?
Please review the job postings on our Employment page.