Join the Lab

Graduate Students

Interested students at all levels are always welcome to inquire about positions.

Research in the Mandeville lab focuses on variation in evolutionary processes across geographic replicates and through time. Understanding how processes like reproductive isolation and gene flow vary is essential for understanding how biodiversity arises and is maintained, and is also crucial for conservation of threatened species. We work primarily on fish and in aquatic systems, and often collaborate with fisheries managers.

Motivated applicants with strong background in evolutionary biology, ecology, genetics, or related fields are encouraged to contact me. Desired qualifications include the ability to balance working independently and collaboratively, excellent work habits, and strong writing skills. All projects will involve generating high resolution genomic datasets that require computational approaches, including programming and high performance computing. No prior computational experience is required, but applicants must be willing to learn and excited about building their computational skillset. The Mandeville lab aims to promote and support diversity in STEM, and encourages applicants from underrepresented groups to apply.

To inquire about positions in the lab, please send a letter of interest, CV, transcript (unofficial is fine), and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Liz Mandeville,

Undergraduate Students

University of Guelph undergraduates play a vital role in the lab group, and work on a variety of computational and laboratory-based projects. In summer, fieldwork positions may also become available. Students interested in working in my lab should email Dr. Liz Mandeville, Please describe your motivations for pursuing a position in my lab, including how research experience fits with your broader goals. Please also include a CV and unofficial transcript. For thesis students, I may also request a writing sample and contact information for another faculty member who knows you well.