Undergraduate opportunities

NSERC-eligible undergraduates are welcome to apply for summer projects in the lab. A typical project would be the investigation of a putative hybrid plant in the BC flora. Candidates should have experience in (or willingness to learn): (1) field collecting techniques (2) herbarium methods (3) statistical analysis in the R programming language (4) DNA extraction (5) PCR
Candidates should apply for a USRA via this link

Graduate student applications

Opportunities for suitably qualified candidates with an interest in plant evolution are from time-to-time available, for PhD programs (MSc applications are not being accepted at this time). Candidates must have demonstrable skills in field work, molecular biology and scripting/programming. Candidates for PhD without prior publication(s), for instance from MSc research, are unlikely to be accepted. Projects are sometimes available, or may be developed, in the areas of systematics, floral evolution or the evolution and development of plants (evo-devo).

How to apply to the UBC Botany graduate program:
The process is in two stages: acceptance by the UBC Botany Graduate Program and acceptance by a supervisor: see the following link for details how to apply.

Post-doctoral applications

No post-doctoral positions are available at present but candidates seeking to apply for their own funding, for instance to NSERC, are very welcome.

Research at UBC

The University of British Columbia (UBC) in the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver on Canada’s mild Pacific coast, offers an excellent environment in which to carry out innovative and exciting research in evolutionary botany. A strong academic environment is coupled with first rate facilities: the Biodiversity Research Centre, Beaty Biodiversity Museum and Herbarium, a Botanical Garden, bioimaging and genomics centres. The province of British Columbia is botanically rich, with habitats including beaches and deserts, subalpine meadows and temperate rainforests.

Our lab is in the Beaty Biodiversity Research Centre

Image: Beaty Museum and Biodiversity Research Centre from Main Mall
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