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Ph.D. position in cognitive ecology in the Dukas’ lab
Grad Positions
Posted Nov 12
We are looking for prospective PhD students who are interested in conducting research on the evolutionary biology and genomics of individual and social cognition. Students may choose to develop their own direction or get involved in one of our ongoing projects, which include social cognition and behavior, sexual conflict, expertise and perseverance. Currently, the lab has four graduate students and a dozen senior undergraduate students.
We are part of a large and highly interactive inter-departmental animal behaviour and evolutionary biology group consisting of about 24 faculty, several postdocs and 50 graduate students. We offer generous financial support and superb research infrastructure.
Prospective candidates are invited to read relevant material on our web site ( and then contact us via email ( We will give priority to prospective students with relevant research experience and high marks in pertinent course work.
McMaster University is located in Hamilton, Ontario, a culturally diverse city of 500,000 people, located less than an hour from Toronto. Hamilton offers a great quality of life and is experiencing a post-industrial revival. Resources include easy access to natural wonders such as Niagara Falls and the Niagara Escarpment, an expanding network of bike paths, seasonal climate, and a burgeoning food and nightlife scene.