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The Sinclair Lab is always growing and changing - please check back regularly for opportunities.  

Undergraduate
  • 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.
Honours/Graduate
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!
  • 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), excellent English skills, 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!
  • 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 very strong academic background, high fluency in written and oral English and 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.
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.