The Bell Lab
Department of Biology


Current Research Program
Major research themes
Programs
Background
Research opportunities &
contact information

 

How to join us

Are you interested in research dealing with experimental evolution or evolutionary ecology?


The Bell lab offers the following employment and training opportunities:

Undergraduate

1) McGill's Work-study program for technical and field jobs. These paid positions are usually advertised in the department or through student services. You MUST have been accepted into the Work-study program to hold one of these positions. Contact either Dr. Bell or Kathy Tallon for more information.

2) Independent studies and honours projects. This is by arrangement with Dr. Bell. These are not paid positions; all work is for academic credit.  A single-term independent study is usually for 3 credits, while an honours project is for 9.

3) Summer jobs at Mont Saint Hilaire (in partnership with Dr. M. Lechowicz and Dr. M. Waterway). Application forms for these positions are available during February and March of the Winter term.  They may be picked up outside the offices of Dr. Bell and Dr. Lechowicz in the Stewart Biology Building, 6th Floor, West Wing.

Potential Graduate Students & Postdocs

Canadian Nationals or Permanent Residents
I do not normally consider applications from students who do not meet the minimum criteria for NSERC Scholarships.  If I am not advertising a paid position on this webpage, then I do not have money to support graduate student stipends. You will have to obtain your stipend from some external source. Please note that this department does not accept self-funded graduate students.

For NSERC scholarship holders, we offer an additional $3,000 per annum to supplement your NSERC award.

If you would like to discuss a potential application to work in my lab, please write to me by mail or email clearly stating: 

(1) your academic background including GPA; 
(2) your previous research experience; 
(3) your current research interests and how they fit with what I do;
(4) when you are hoping to start. 

Non-Canadian Nationals or Non-Permanent Residents
I strongly encourage non-Canadian applicants.  However, you must have, or be eligible for, a scholarship that covers the cost of your studies for at least two years in the case of MSc students, or three years in the case of Ph.D. students.  

Many countries have schemes to support overseas graduate education.  For example, there are Fulbright Scholarships, Commonwealth Scholarhsips, Canadian Rhodes Scholarhsips (for British citizens), etc. 

If you would like to discuss a potential application to work in my lab, please write to me by mail or email clearly stating: 

(1) your academic background including GPA or equivalent; 
(2) your previous research experience; 
(3) your current research interests and how they fit with what I do; 
(4) which sources of funding you have (or will) applied for;
(5) when you are hoping to start.

Postdocs

I can usually provide research funds to support your research, provided that your interests are related to my research program.  You will have to provide your own salary via a grant or fellowship.  I have provided a partial list of funding sources on the right.  Please contact me if you are interested in pursuing one or more of these options.

Funding Opportunities

Contact Information:

Prof Graham Bell
Biology Department
McGill University
1205 ave Docteur Penfield
Montreal, Quebec 
Canada H3A 1B1

Email: graham.bell@mcgill.ca
Tel: 1 514 398-6458 (office, voice mail)
      1 514 398-6459 (lab)
Fax: 1 514 398-5069