Admissions

  • Competitive funding opportunities are available for Undergraduate, MSc, PhD, and post-doctoral positions. Interested applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale in their last two years of undergraduate studies, although applicants with a lower GPA are encouraged to apply if they have sufficient research and/or industry experience.
  • Applications for the September 2022 intake will open in January 2022. For more information on our next intake please contact the program coordinator, Laura Keffer-Wilkes.
  • This opportunity is open to Canadian and international students. RNA Innovation supports efforts to increase equity, diversity, and inclusion in STEM and thereby encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

Trainee Applications

Please submit the program application form, along with two (2) reference letters, and transcripts to RNA.Innovation@uleth.ca no later than April 1, 2022 at 11:59 PM.

Application (English)

Application (French)

Current Trainee Openings

Please note: these are just to highlight specific trainee position openings and are not an exhaustive list.

Make sure you reach out to RNA Innovation faculty for more available positions!

Positions available at Université de Sherbrooke

To be announced.

Positions available at University of Lethbridge

One immediate opening for the postdoctoral fellow in the area of cellular and molecular biology is available in the Thakor Research Group at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. More information here.

An opening for a graduate student (M.Sc. or Ph.D. level) in computational biochemistry is available in the Wetmore Research Group at the University of Lethbridge, Canada. The research will focus on RNA modifications that occur in nature and/or designed for use in therapeutics. Please contact Prof. Stacey Wetmore for additional details.

Positions available at University of Manitoba

To be announced.

Undergraduate Opportunities

The RNA Innovation Undergraduate Research Award aims to encourage students to undertake RNA-related research projects and advance their training at the University of Lethbridge or the Université de Sherbrooke. Students will receive the chance to learn more about the RNA Innovation training program and meet with current trainees and participate in program events.

The RNA Innovation Undergraduate Research Award is valued at $1125/semester.

Applications are now open! All application documentation is due no later than April 1, 2022 at 11:59 PM.

More details on the award and how to apply can be found here.