MSc or PhD students in Plant Evolution and Ecological Genetics at Queen’s University, Canada
The Friedman Laboratory at Queen’s University is recruiting MSc or PhD students in Plant Evolution and Ecological Genetics to start in Fall 2022 due to funding. Our research is on plant evolution & ecological genetics of reproductive strategies, local adaptation, and sex allocation.
Our research focuses on understanding the cause and consequence of the enormous diversity in plant reproductive strategies. Also, we integrate techniques from quantitative and population genetics, comparative biology, field biology, theory, and genome analysis and mapping.
We use these approaches to understand ecological and evolutionary processes that produce and maintain natural variation, including its adaptive significance, the response to selection, and underlying genetic mechanisms.
Interested in joining the Friedman Laboratory?
Biology is home to a diverse set of faculty and students with wide-ranging research interests, providing an exciting and interactive academic environment for integrative research training in evolutionary biology.
Our group values diversity, community, and inclusivity, and we welcome students from all backgrounds. Queen’s Biology has a very strong group of people interested in ecology, evolution, and genetics/genomics.
We are currently accepting applications for graduate students for September 2022. We are looking for students who are curious and enthusiastic about evolution and ecology and excited to contribute to a positive lab environment.
What is the value of the funding?
Notably, graduate students receive a guaranteed minimum stipend, which is $24,300/yr for MSc students (2 years of support guaranteed) and $24,800/yr for PhD students (4 years of support guaranteed).
How to Apply
Applications to Queen’s Biology graduate program are due by February. However, it is recommended that you apply by December-January to be considered for internal fellowships.
Additionally, applicants are required to get in touch with me before formally applying. If our work interests you, send me an email at [email protected].
More detailed information about the graduate program and the admissions process can be found here.
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