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Join a dynamic team in beautiful BC!

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Fisherman's Wharf (2023)

Do you want to solve challenging problems

and live in one of the prettiest parts of the world?

We're actively recruiting for motivated and socially-minded scientists!

We believe in strength in diversity, and particularly encourage individuals from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

See below for further details and how to get in touch.

Information for Prospective Lab Members

For all applications, please send the following to nelsonyslam[at]

  • CV + unofficial academic transcript, including contact details for at least two referees

  • Cover Letter (1 page) explaining your research interest (and any other interests!) and why you want to join the Lam Lab

  • Short (1/2 page) statement detailing your thoughts on equity diversity and inclusion, science communication and its role in science

What's it like living in Victoria?

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Laurel Point (2023)

Victoria, BC is nestled in the Pacific Northwest, and (Nelson would argue) is one of the prettiest parts of the world to live in. Phenomenal hiking, skiing and water sports are a stones throw away at Victoria.​ All landscape photos on this website are (half-heartedly) taken by Nelson when he was out visiting Victoria prior moving there. Other people would agree—Victoria has consistently been ranked as one of the best places in the world to live, if not the best.

The climate in Victoria is mild (summer: 12-20C/53-68F; winter: 3-7C/37-45F) and surprisingly dry—Victoria gets much less rain and much more sun than nearby Vancouver or Seattle (thanks to the rain shadow effect of the Olympic Mountains, clearly visible from Victoria on a nice day)

Aside from beautiful nature, Nelson especially enjoys the outstanding food, café and brunch scene in Victoria and would gladly share his recommendations with you

UVic is a top ranked research University in Canada. The Department is very friendly and collegial and has access to a range of world class facilities. There are local hiking trails on campus and the sea (Cadboro Bay) is a short walk away

Sidney Pier (2023)

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