Comparative Functional Genomics Lab

Opportunities

Interested in research related to evolution, development and neuroscience?

Undergraduate

1) Workstudy positions: I offer workstudy positions on a regular basis related to animal husbandery in the Hagen Aqualab at UoG. If you are interested working with marine invertebrate embryos and larvae and you can invest between 5-10 hours/week please contact me at aheyland@uoguelph.ca

2) Independent studies and thesis projects: Several undergraduate projects are available related to the lab research themes. Depending on your interest you can also pursue smaller projects independently of a thesis project.

 

Graduate Students & Postdocs

Canadian Nationals or Permanent Residents

I only consider applications from students with NSERC Scholarships.  Unless I advertise a paid position I do not have money to support graduate student stipends. You will have to obtain your stipend from external source.

In order to apply for a position please write a brief email with your academic background (including GPA), previous research experience, research interest and potential start date.

Non-Canadian Nationals or Non-Permanent Residents

As a consequence of increased costs for non-canadian nationals or non-permanent residents I can only accept students with full stipends. Many countries have schemes to support overseas graduate education.  For example, there are Fulbright Scholarships, Commonwealth Scholarhsips, Canadian Rhodes Scholarhsips (for British citizens), etc.

In order to apply for a position please write a brief email with your academic background (including GPA), previous research experience, research interest and potential start date.

Postdocs

I can support research expenses for postdoctoral students in my lab. However, post-docs require a stipend that covers their salary. Please contact me for further questions at aheyland@uoguelph.ca

MSc/PhD position available

A position is available for an MSc or PhD candidate to join a funded research program focusing on the evolution of development in echinoderms. The candidate will work on questions related to sea urchin metamorphosis, specifically the neuronal and physiological mechanisms underlying this process. The project provides a broad range of training opportunities including, molecular, physiological and developmental techniques.

Highly motivated students with a BSc degree and honours research experience (or equivalent) will be considered. Candidates with strong background in development, physiology, molecular biology or biochemistry are preferred. The University of Guelph provides an excellent environment for graduate students, with a competitive stipend (http://www.uoguelph.ca/ib/grad/graduate.shtml).

Interested students should send a statement of interest and relevant experience, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts and contact information for two references to Dr. Andreas Heyland, aheyland@uoguelph.ca. The position will remain open until a suitable applicant is identified.