We are hiring!
Montréalis one of the most unique cities in North America. It is deeply multicultural and home to world class restaurants, museums, festivals, and probably whatever other kinds of culture you are into also. Even people you don't know will want to visit you here. Montréal is also affordable. Including rent, cost of living in Montréal is 20-50% lower than other major North American cities (i.e. it's cheaper than Toronto, Vancouver, NYC, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, and Minneapolis), so you can afford to actually enjoy living here.
The university is francophone, but you do not have to be fluent in French to join the lab. Some French will help you get the most out of the city and out of UdeM, but you may be a good fit for us even if your french is a bit rusty or nonexistant.
How can I join?
If you're interested in joining the lab, just email Becket, with a copy of your CV and a few paragraphs explaining (1) why you're interested in the lab and (2) what your background is. If you're looking for a graduate program, we can talk about what programs you could apply to. If you're looking for a postdoctoral position, we can talk about what kinds of problems you could work on.
Who is a good fit for the lab?
The kind of research we do requires a lot of teamwork, and we love working with people who are generous with their time, expertise, and creativity. There are also a few practical skills that would make you stand out as an applicant, but these are not strictly required.
For one, our ideal candidates have worked with animals. This could mean volunteering at an animal shelter, growing up on a farm, or working in a lab. Any experience is a plus!
Second, our ideal candidates know some math and have done some programming. Maybe you were a CS or math major or maybe you have done lot of self-study on Coursera or MIT OpenCourseware. Highlight this!
There are a lot of ways that you could be the perfect fit for the lab, so don't hesitate to start a conversation if you're interested in what we do. Ultimately, our ideal candidates are people who are different from each other, rather than people who all have the same background. If working in a diverse and inclusive laboratory community sounds pretty good to you, come help us build one.
How can I be successful in the lab?Pretty much, (1) be kind and be friendly, (2) ask for help, (3) find a problem that keeps you up at night, (4) go to sleep anyway.