Post-doc application process

We invite applications from talented and motivated postdoctoral candidates with relevant experience in diverse fields, including: genetics/genomics, genome editing, host-microbe interactions, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, microbial ecology, computational biology, evolution, protistology, etc. The strongest candidates are those with a track record of independence and creativity, high-quality publications, excellent communication skills, enthusiasm for basic research, and a collegial/collaborative approach to science.

In addition to inviting interested candidates to apply at any time through the process below, we are currently holding a targeted search for a bioengineering post-doc to spearhead the development of gene delivery and genome editing techniques in choanoflagellates.  If you are specifically interested in this position, please see the job ad here:



To apply, please submit the following materials as a single .pdf to lab manager Heather Middleton at

1) Cover letter that describes your prior experience, future research interests, and why you are interested in joining the King lab.

2) Curriculum vitae (including list of publications)

3) All significant publications (and pre-prints) .pdf file.

4) The names and contact information (email and phone numbers) of at least three references.