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Lab research positions are available!

We are interested in recruiting graduate students and post-docs interested in experimental and/or molecular evolutionary genetics and genomics, particularly on the topics of SPECIATION GENETICS and EVO-DEVO and POPULATION GENOMICS. A range of projects are available for students to be involved with: identify the genetic basis (QTL to QTN) for ecologically important traits; evolutionary genetics of reproductive traits and mating behavior; comparative population genomics; molecular evolution of small RNAs (e.g. miRNAs, piRNAs); comparative genomics and molecular evolution; genetics of speciation and hybrid male sterility; developmental genetics of gonad development; ecology of species differentiation. Candidates should have research skills/experience in some or all of the following: molecular biology, experimental biology, genetics, programming and bioinformatics, C. elegans biology. In addition, ideal candidates will be highly motivated and have a strong background in genetics and evolution. See publications and current projects from the Cutter lab for more details on recent and ongoing research. 

Interested individuals should email Asher Cutter with a CV (with list of references) and cover letter indicating your research interests, background, and motivation for applying.

The University of Toronto is home to an exceptional group in evolutionary genetics and in mating system evolution, which are major strengths of the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. We comprise an innovative and integrated community of faculty and students studying topical problems in population genetics, molecular evolution, quantitative genetics, experimental evolution, and comparative genomics. Faculty research uses both non-model systems and the classic model organisms A. thaliana, C. elegans, and D. melanogaster. The graduate program in EEB provides training for students toward both M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees and promotes excellence in research. Genome-scale biology has a rich cross-disciplinary tradition at U of T, and EEB is a member of the Collaborative Graduate Program in Genome Biology

The EEB department is located on the St. George campus of the University of Toronto in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Toronto is a vibrant, multicultural and socially progressive city on the shore of Lake Ontario, and is home to rich cultural options in the arts, music and film, ethnic cuisine, and a high quality of life.

Undergraduate positions during the academic year...

EEB undergraduate academic year research opportunites

Research Opportunity Program for 2nd year students

Work-study opportunities

Undergraduate positions during the summer...

NEW! Summer field and molecular Research Excursion Program project (EEB 399)

EEB undergraduate course research opportunites

Work-study opportunities

Summer research fellowship opportunities

CAGEF genomics research opportunities

OGI summer research opportunities


Additional funding information for prospective Post-Docs...

EEB Post-doctoral Fellowship information (International & Domestic)

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships via NSERC and CIHR (International & Domestic)

NSERC Post-doctoral Fellowship information (Canadian citizens)

Commonwealth Post-doctoral Fellowship information (U.K. citizens)

NIH NRSA-Kirschstein Post-doctoral Fellowship information (U.S. citizens)

NSF IRFP Post-doctoral Fellowship information (U.S. citizens)


Additional funding information for prospective PhD students...

EEB graduate application information

Collaborative Graduate Program in Genome Biology & Bioinformatics

NSERC graduate fellowship information (Canadian citizens)

Fulbright STEM fellowships (U.S. citizens)


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