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 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.).


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.