We are currently prioritizing a backend developer to improve databasing and compute for Nextstrain. Click here for full job description.

The lab is now close to capacity, but we’re still taking applications from qualified applicants. We place particular emphasis on evolution, epidemiology, virology and immunology, and especially their intersection. Lab members have spanned biologists, statisticians, physicists and computer scientists, women and men, high school students through postdocs. We are committed to improving diversity in the computational sciences. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.

Graduate students

Graduate students from the MCB program and the Epidemiology program of the University of Washington can join the group. Rotation students are welcome.

Postdoctoral fellows

Please send (1) cover letter that includes the names and contacts for three references and a short statement of research interests, (2) a current CV and (3) code samples or links to published/distributed code to


Please send (1) current resume, (2) code samples or links to published/distributed code and (3) contact information for two references to The lab primarily codes in Python, Javascript and Java.