Positions in the Knight Lab


We currently have a range of positions open at multiple levels, and on both the bioinformatics and wet lab side. If interested, please email an enquiry containing your current CV and a statement of how you’d see yourself fitting into the lab’s current research projects (reading our recent publications can give a sense of this) to Rob Knight. At the moment, we are especially interested in finding additional people to work on Qiita (qiita.microbio.me), which supports several projects including the Earth Microbiome Project and American Gut.


Other opportunities


NEW Position(s):

  • Assistant/Associate Professor of Soil Microbiomes at Colorado State University-Click HERE to view the job posting


  • Research Scientist/Engineer 4 position in new Genetics and Genomics Group Lab at NOAA PMEL in Seattle
    • The Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean at the University of Washington has a position for a Research Scientist Engineer 4 working on marine fish and invertebrate environmental DNA genetics/genomics/bioinformatics in the new G3 (Genetics and Genomics Group) at NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory.The duties require overall planning and executing laboratory research as follows:
      • Conducts bioinformatics and next-generation sequencing DNA assays and analyses
      • Supervises Research Scientist/Engineer 2 and oversees lab activities
      • Collects and statistically analyzes data, insuring accuracy and data security
      • Writes peer-reviewed scientific publications
      • Presents invited papers at scientific conferences; participates in external seminars, workshops, professional societies and committees
      • Updates website on progress of projects
      • Manages regulatory documentation/paperwork
      • Writes or assists with grant proposals
      • Oversees, mentors, supervises and monitors graduate and undergraduate student researchers
      • Plans and conducts work requiring independent judgment in the evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation/modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria
      • Devises new approaches to problems encountered
      • Uses a wide application of complex principles, theories and concepts in the fields of genetics and genomics
      • Works on complex problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires in-depth evaluation of identifiable factors
      • Serves as a resource to research group
      • Possesses and applies a comprehensive knowledge of genetics and genomics and advances state-of-the-art research in these areas
      • Helps to manage the group’s significant projects, requiring project management skills and experience
      • Provides innovative problem-solving approaches to enhance group capabilities
      • Uses peer network to expand technical capabilities and identify new research opportunities
    • For more information, see job posting here.