Graduate student applications
Opportunities for suitably qualified candidates with an interest in plant evolution are from time-to-time available, for either PhD or MSc programs. Candidates who have demonstrable skills in field work, molecular biology and scripting/programming are particularly welcome to apply. Projects are sometimes available, or may be developed, in the areas of tree adaptation, 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. Contact a prospective supervisor directly, and/or apply to the Botany Graduate Program (online application form) listing supervisor(s) of choice. Information on supervisors can be found here. Financial support may be available: support information.
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