Available positions

The MacMillan lab uses a variety of techniques to address questions at a many levels of biological organization, and is a highly collaborative environment. I welcome inquiries from talented scientists at any level of training. People who identify with groups that are underrepresented in STEM fields are particularly encouraged to apply - a diversity of backgrounds leads to a diversity of opinions, and that's what we want!

Postdoctoral fellows: Prospective postdoctoral fellows with a strong publication record should contact me. I have no specific funding for postdocs, but if you are considering applying for funding and are interested in joining the lab, shoot me an email. I can get excited about pretty much anything in the realm of integrative physiology, so bring your own research program to the lab and lets work to develop it together.

Graduate students: Positions are currently available in the lab for enthusiastic and motivated PhD and MSc students who are, or are prepared to be awesome. Please see the Research page to get a sense of the kinds of projects going on in the lab. You do not need to currently hold a scholarship, but you should have a record that could lead to one, and be ready to work hard trying. Send me a copy of your CV and and unofficial copy of your transcripts to start the discussion.

Honours thesis students: Students planning to do an honours thesis should contact me to discuss opportunties, and consider getting some exposure to the lab ahead of time as a volunteer (below). Honours projects in the lab are varied and fun, and frequently lead to first author publications if students are sufficiently motivated.

Volunteers: Undergraduate students who are interested in assisting us in the lab should send me an email. Typically, volunteers start in the lab with low-risk and low-excitement jobs, and progress to more engaging and critical positions once they have proven themselves reliable. Be prepared to  cook fly food or clean up bug poop for a while before you get your hands on a pipette. Volunteers are encouraged to engage with the more senior members of the lab and attend lab meetings to make the most of their time with us.