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DiRAC is creating an environment where scientists can harness interdisciplinary expertise to solve some of the most difficult questions facing Astronomy today. It provides an interaction space between Astrophysics, Computer Science, Statistics, and other disciplines. It is a place where ideas across many disciplines come together and mature; a laboratory for devising new ways of extracting knowledge from complex systems by bridging disciplines and developing a fundamentally new way of science through computation.

Open Positions

  • Research Scientist/Engineer (Multiple Positions)
  • Closed Positions

    Graduate Students

    DiRAC Faculty mentor a number of students at UW astronomy and physics departments. If you’re interested in graduate work in DiRAC, consider applying to become a graduate student at UW.

    Apply here.

    Undergraduate Students

    We are pleased to officially announce our new Summer Research Prize for UW undergrads!

    This program will award $3500 to UW undergrads working on summer projects w/ researchers in the DiRAC Institute (note: we especially welcome projects w/ collaborative mentors across the department!). 

    Thanks to the generous support from the community during Husky Giving Day, we expect to award 4 or 5 of these prizes this summer. The application form is simple, and can be turned in to me via email. Selections will be made before the end of Spring Quarter. Prize winners will give a brief seminar at the end of the Summer or early Fall to showcase their projects, which the entire department will be invited to.