Iwaniuk Lab, MSc and PhD positions

The Iwaniuk lab at the University of Lethbridge is currently seeking applications from students
interested in pursuing a MSc or PhD on sex differences and seasonal variations in brain anatomy
and neurochemistry of ground squirrels. Graduate students will have the opportunity to work with
several ground squirrel species found locally in southern Alberta as well as in the Rocky
Mountains and elsewhere in western North America. Dedicated lab facilities include microtomes,
cryostat, fluorescent microscope, a high-resolution digital slide scanner (Olympus VS-120), and
the latest in stereology and neuron tracing software (StereoInvestigator and Neurolucida).
Confocal and electron microscopy are also available within the Canadian Centre for Behavioural
Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge. Field research is supported by a brand new 4x4
field vehicle and mobile lab for preparing samples (see below). In addition to our fieldwork in the
Rocky Mountains, foothills and prairie regions of western Canada, opportunities are available for
students to collaborate with researchers at other institutions in Canada, USA, Chile and Australia
as well as travel to national and international conferences. More information about our lab can be
found at:

The University of Lethbridge offers competitive scholarship funding, including tuition waivers, for
applicants based on grades and research experience. Potential students must have a
background in biology, psychology or neuroscience, some research experience and a valid
driver’s license. No fieldwork experience is required. Deadlines for applications are 1 October and
1 February. For more details see:

Start dates are flexible, although a January or May start date are preferred so that the successful
applicant(s) can take part in fieldwork.

To apply, send: 1) a c.v.; 2) unofficial copies of academic transcripts; and 3) a brief description of
your research interests to: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> . Applications will be evaluated as soon as
they are received.