|The Sinclair Lab is
always growing and changing - please check back regularly for
- If you are an undergrad in Biology and would like to volunteer
with the Sinclair lab, please contact
Dr. Sinclair to see if we have any opportunities. We
expect our undergrad volunteers to be dedicated and reliable -
but we also promise to make it a rewarding experience.
The Sinclair lab is a vibrant, productive, diverse, and collegial
place. This is due to the outstanding lab members. We
welcome new people (and visitors), and love working together to
achieve excellent results. We don't care about your gender,
sexual orientation, skin colour, home language, cultural background,
or nationality (although there are some regrettable financial
constraints that limit the number of international students we can
host at any one time) - we just want to interact with bright,
engaged scientists! Because we ask questions across a range of
(mainly terrestrial arthropod) taxa and levels of organisation from
molecules to ecosystems, there are projects to fit a broad range of
interests and goals, and there is plenty of encouragement to add
your 'special sauce' of creativity, techniques and viewpoints to the
lab. Join us - you know you want to!
the current lab flier here. In it, I advertise PhD
studentships working on 1) the evolution of (and mechanisms
underlying) freeze tolerance in insects; 2) the evolution of
cold tolerance in an invasive snail and 3) novel molecules
associated with freeze tolerance in insects. If you are
interested in these specific opportunities, please contact me by
August 31st, 2013.
- Outstanding students interested in working in the lab are
welcome to contact Dr.
Brent Sinclair at any time to initiate informal
discussion. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are
particularly welcome, but there is sometimes an opportunity for
an outstanding international student, so please don't hesitate
to contact me. You don't have to hold a scholarship right
now, but must be of the standard that would lead to success:
this means a strong academic record (averages well above 80 for
Canadians or 85% for international students), evidence of
research aptitude and creativity (e.g. publication in
international journals), and a real hunger to do well
academically. Students in the lab are held to a very high
standard of creativity, collegiality and productivity - it's
what makes the place fun!
Postdoctoral fellows with a
competitive publication record in international journals and who are
prepared to apply for their own fellowships are welcome to contact
me at any time. Note that at this time I do not have any
funding for post docs, so you will have to find your own funds.
- In general, please read the pdfs
on Ray Huey's pages about graduate study before contacting
me - they give you a good idea of what to expect. Please
do not contact me unless you have a genuine interest in, and
some understanding of, what I do. Reading some papers
might be a good start. An academic CV or resume and an
unofficial transcript are also helpful for the beginning stages
of the discussion. I'm afraid I'll delete without reply
(or worse - reply with sarcasm to) generic emails that are
clearly part of a mass-mailing.