Dept. of Molecular Biosciences The University of Texas at Austin

Joining the Ochman Lab


We're hiring PDF (March 2023). Postdoctoral fellow opening in the Ochman lab.

General Notes

Postdoctoral positions in the areas of molecular evolutionary biology, population genetics, bioinformatics, microbial and viral diversity, and/or genomics are available in the research groups of Howard Ochman or Nancy Moran at the University of Texas.

Potential research topics include:

  • Evolutionary Dynamics of Microbiomes
  • Determinants of Genome Evolution in Bacteria and Viruses
  • Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Host-Microbe Interactions


Applicants should be curious, and able to formulate their own ideas and research directions. Successful applicants will play a major role in defining their own research projects.

Salary, in the range of $55,000 to $60,000, will be commensurate with academic level and experience, and accompanied by funds for relocation. Initial appointments would be for one year, with potential to extend to 2 or 3 years. UT Austin offers a stimulating academic and research environment, with outstanding colleagues and facilities in microbial sciences, genomics and computation. Austin is a vibrant city with many options for recreation and cultural activities.

If interested, please send a C.V and brief statement of research interests and career goals to Kim Hammond ( Please include the names and contact information for two or three references familiar with your scientific work. Please direct any queries about projects, positions or timing to Howard Ochman (



If you are interested in graduate study in the Ochman lab on microbial genomics and genome evolution, please contact Howard Ochman.

Those interested in graduate positions in the lab should read about the Cell and Molecular Biology Grad Program or the Microbiology Grad Program and apply to The University of Texas at Austin.