The Ness lab is recruiting multiple funded graduate positions (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) to explore evolution in the genome. In our lab you’ll have the chance to combine field work, experimental evolution, and molecular biology with genomics to study how the genome influences patterns of biological diversity. Students will be able to develop their own interests and/or join ongoing projects including the effects of de novo mutations, variation in recombination rates and how mutation and recombination influence adaptation and genetic drift to shape evolution. Check out my research page for more information about ongoing projects and opportunities.
The graduate program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto is across all three campuses and offers incredible opportunity for broad intellectual and professional training. The program has a short MSc program designed to give students a concentrated experience of what its like to be researcher. MSc students can convert to the PhD program that will give you comprehensive training at the leading edge of biological research. In the Department of Biology at University of Toronto @ Mississauga there are ~30 research labs providing a stimulating research environment and graduate students in the lab will be encouraged to travel to national and international conferences.
I encourage applicants from a wide diversity of backgrounds including Biology, Computer Science or Mathematics. Expertise in evolutionary biology, genomics, population genetics, bioinformatics and computer programming will be considered an asset.
Applications and queries should be sent to me @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a short statement of interest (<1 page), with a CV (including 2-3 references) and a copy of your transcript.