We encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in the biological sciences.

The O’Connor-Giles lab prioritizes upholding a safe, accessible, inclusive and equitable environment for all across the spectrum of identities and lived experiences. We support and encourage all lab members to bring their unapologetic, authentic selves to our team to thrive as scientists, mentors, educators and, most importantly, as individuals. We accomplish this through our shared values of empathy, respect, collaboration and accountability, and our dedication to healthy and open communication.


Postdoctoral candidates with a strong background in neuroscience, genetics, development, molecular biology or biochemistry and an interest in conducting research on the molecular regulation of synapse development and plasticity are encouraged to apply, as are candidates with an interest in genome engineering. Interested applicants should send their CV and a description of research accomplishments and goals to Kate O’Connor-Giles.

Graduate students

Candidates for graduate study are encouraged to apply to the Neuroscience Graduate Program or the Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry Graduate Program, or the Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Graduate Program. Please feel free to contact Kate O’Connor-Giles for more information about current opportunities for graduate study.


Please contact Amanda Gratz for independent study opportunities.