Joining the lab

The majority of our work in the lab is computational, but many of the ongoing projects provide ample opportunity to interact with experimental groups. We are generally looking for candidates with a background or strong interest in computational biology, systems biology, biochemistry, data science, theoretical physics, or computer science. Applicants with knowledge of R and/or python and with experience in high-performance computing environments are preferred.

Postdocs. Job ads for specific postdoc positions are listed below.

August 24, 2020: The Wilke lab has a new NIH-funded position for a postdoctoral researcher on a project that will design and test antimicrobial peptides. This work will be performed in collaboration with the Davies lab. The ideal applicant will be a recent PhD with some combination of skills and interests in computational biology, structural biology, machine learning, and protein design. This position will be entirely computational.

Contact wilke@austin.utexas.edu for more information. Send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to apply.

August 6, 2020: The Wilke and Barrick labs have a new NIH-funded position for a postdoctoral researcher on a project that will design and test mechanistic models of bacteriophage infection, replication, and evolution for applications in phage therapy and the design of attenuated vaccines. The ideal applicant will be a recent PhD with some combination of skills and interests in computational biology, phage biology, genome engineering, evolution, and synthetic biology. This position will be primarily experimental.

Contact wilke@austin.utexas.edu and jbarrick@cm.utexas.edu for more information. Send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to apply.

Graduate students. Prospective graduate students should inquire with Claus Wilke, but will have to apply through the regular process at UT Austin, either with the Ecology, Evolution, & Behavior Graduate Program or with the Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program.

Undergraduates. Undergraduates usually work for course credit or volunteer. Please contact Claus Wilke and inquire about current opportunities.