Join the Lab

The Hawkes Lab is always looking for enthusiastic, motivated individuals to join our group. 

Graduate Students

Prospective graduate students should contact me via email. Please include a CV and cover letter explaining why we might be a good fit. Students can apply to UT through one of the following graduate programs:

Ecology, Evolution, & Behavior

Plant Biology

Cellular & Molecular Biology

Postdoctoral Researchers

Open postdoc positions in the lab will be advertised here and on the Ecological Society of America listserv (ECOLOG-L). I also welcome inquiries from postdocs interested in applying for independent funding. Opportunities for funding include:

NSF Postdoctoral Fellowships

Smith Postdoctoral Fellowships

USDA AFRI NIFA Postdoctoral Fellowships

L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship

Lab Research Assistants

When we have positions open for lab technicians, these will be posted here and on the UT HR website, as well as announced on the Ecological Society of America listserv (ECOLOG-L).


Getting involved in research as an undergraduate can be a life-changing experience! There are a variety of ways to be a part of the lab, ranging from assisting with ongoing research to developing a senior thesis. We typically have volunteer positions available and these sometimes turn into independent research projects or paid positions. Students interested in conducting senior research should contact us in the spring of junior year at the latest. Please be sure to provide your resume/CV and include information on why you're interested in joining the lab.