Join the lab!
I joined the Department of Zoology and the Biodiversity Research Centre at the University of British Columbia as an Assistant Professor in January 2019.
Grad students: I seek curious, motivated students with some prior research experience (e.g., work learn experience, undergraduate research). Though my primary study system is Californian annual plants, I am happy to support students interested in exploring local field sites, non-plant systems, or data synthesis projects.
Postdocs: Please email me to discuss research interests and potential projects. UBC has a number of fellowship opportunities, including Killam (due Oct.), Banting (due Sept.), and the Biodiversity Postdoc (due Jan.). I am happy to provide feedback on application materials.
Undergrads: There are many opportunities to gain research experience through the work learn program, independent research courses, or NSERC-funded summer research opportunities. We are unable to support unpaid volunteer positions in our lab.
Diversity 🌈 & inclusion: Science is ultimately a creative endeavor, and benefits from a diversity of brains and backgrounds. Members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
To apply to the lab, please email your CV, a summary of your research interests, and a brief statement of your career goals to rgermain[at]zoology.ubc.ca. ***we may be recruiting 1 grad student for Sept. 2023