Undergraduate students/Interns

The lab accepts one to two summer students/interns per year. Students should have a competitive GPA (>3.8) and be highly motivated. For summer positions, please apply with a CV and transcripts at the beginning of January to still be able to submit funding applications for summer positions.

Graduate students

The lab is looking for highly-motivated M.Sc. or Ph.D. students for 2020, with an interest in RNA biology and/or proteomics to work on a protein involved in different aspects of RNA homeostasis and – potentially – affecting neurodegenerative pathology.

Students should have a high GPA (>3.8) and experience in basic laboratory techniques (e.g., cloning and DNA gel electrophoresis; yeast, bacterial or mammalian cell culture; western blotting; etc.). Applications should include a letter of motivation, CV, transcripts and either letters or contacts of reference.


The lab is looking for a highly-motivated post-doctoral fellow trained in biochemistry for a recently funded shared project with Dr. Jackie Vogel’s Lab (McGill University) investigating the role of phosphorylation of gamma-tubulin in spindle stability and function using Mass spectrometry. Applicants should have a solid background in biochemical approaches including recombinant protein purifications, FPLC/HPLC, and kinase assays, or similar.

For other OeffingerLab projects, post-docs are welcome to apply but should, ideally, bring their own funding. Applicants should have experience in mammalian cell culture and have either a background in biochemistry and/or molecular biology – ideally RNA biology.