We actively work to create a lab dynamic that values open communication, built on mutual respect and kindness.  We are supportive and helpful of each other and our colleagues. All members are valued for their unique contributions, no matter their career or educational stage. We encourage everyone to work towards their personal goals and continually develop new skills. We strive to be active and engaged members of our communities, whether that be the lab group, the department, or other groups to which we identify and belong. We value rigorous, creative research guided by our curiosity and enthusiasm for science.

Interested in joining the Friedman Laboratory?
Biology is home to a diverse set of faculty and students with wide ranging research interests, providing an exciting and interactive academic environment for integrative research training in evolutionary biology.
For more information please explore the following sites:
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Department of Biology
Faculty and Research
Graduate Program

Each year, we have openings for undergraduate thesis (BIOL537) students to join the lab. We also sometimes have opportunities for mentorship (BIOL538) students. We usually hire full-time research assistants during the summer, and occasionally during the academic year. We do not offer any volunteer positions, because we believe everybody should be paid for their labour. If you are interested in evolution, ecological genetics or plant sciences, please contact me by email to discuss opportunities.
Graduate Students
We are currently accepting applications for graduate students for September 2022. We are looking for students who are curious and enthusiastic about evolution and ecology, and excited to contribute to a positive lab environment. Our group values diversity, community and inclusivity, and we welcome students from all backgrounds. Queen’s Biology has a very strong group of people interested in ecology, evolution, and genetics/genomics. Graduate students receive a guaranteed minimum stipend, that is $24,300/yr for MSc students (2 years of support guaranteed) and $24,800/yr for PhD students (4 years of support guaranteed). Applications to Queen’s Biology graduate program are due by February, but it is recommended that you apply by December-January to be considered for internal fellowships. Applicants are required to get in touch with me before formally applying. If our work interests you, send me an email! More detailed information about the graduate program and the admissions process can be found here.
Postdoctoral Researchers
I am always interested in hearing from prospective post-docs. If you are interested in our research, and would like to talk about post-doc opportunities, please get in touch with me! I am happy to discuss fellowship options.