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Ph.D. position in cognitive ecology in the Dukas’ lab
Grad Positions
Posted Oct 24
We are looking for prospective PhD students who are interested in conducting research on the ecology and evolutionary biology of cognitive traits. Students may choose to develop their own direction or get involved in one of our ongoing projects, which include evolutionary biology and genomics of sociability, 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 an interactive inter-departmental animal behaviour and evolutionary biology group and 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 ([email protected]). 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 with 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.