Join the lab

Interested in joining the King lab?

We are a collaborative and creative group of scientists with diverse backgrounds and interests, but united by our drive to reconstruct animal origins. Our expertise spans from evolution, ecology, and comparative genomics to microbiology, cell biology, and biochemistry.


  • We invite applications from talented and motivated postdoctoral candidates with relevant experience in genetics/genomics, host-microbe interactions, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, computational biology, evolution, protistology and related fields. To apply, please follow the instructions here:  Post-doc application process.

Ph.D. students


  • We invite motivated undergraduates with previous experience in genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, or computational biology to apply for a position in the lab through the URAP program. A minimum commitment of 12 hours per week, spanning two semesters and a summer, is expected. When available, openings for undergraduate research positions will be posted at the URAP web site.

Research technicians

  • We are currently seeking two research technicians to perform genetic screens in choanoflagellates.  Please send a cover letter describing your interest in the position along with your CV, contact information for three references, and copies of your course transcripts to lab manager Heather Middleton at  For more details, see the job listing at: