Girke Lab Research and Teaching Site


Open Positions

Postdoctoral positions in drug discovery and genome data science

Two postdoctoral positions are immediately available in the Girke lab at University of California, Riverside to work on the integrative analysis of large-scale small molecule bioactivity and a wide range of genome-wide profiling data.

The goal of this project is to identify systems-level insights how drug-like small molecules interact with biological systems with the long-term objective of developing novel pharmacological treatments for diseases and promoting healthy aging.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: (I) Ph.D. and/or postdoctoral training in an area related to computational biology, biostatistics, genome biology and drug discovery. (II) Several years of experience with data analysis programming using R/Bioconductor and/or Python. (III) High-level of proficiency in analyzing high-throughput data, such as Next Generation Sequences (NGS) or other large-scale assays. (IV) Ability to translate scientific data into biologically relevant knowledge. (V) Strong publication record.

OTHER HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE: (i) Data analysis programming environments for reproducible research. (ii) R/Bioconductor package development. (ii) Familiarity with parallelization strategies of data analysis tasks on computer clusters.

APPLICATION: To apply, please email your CV, statement of research interests and names of at least three references to Thomas Girke (

Additional information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Undergraduate research positions

Several postions are available for undergraduate students who are interested in participating in challenging genome data science projects in various research areas in biology and drug discovery. The required skills are experience with data analysis programming languages such as R, Python and C++. Experience with open-source databases (MySQL/PostgreSQL) and web programming is also a plus. The minimum time commitment is 15-20h per week for a period of at least 18 months. Full-time employment during the summer break is possible. To apply for these positions, please email your CV with a detailed outline of your computational skills to