Bioinformatics Specialist MT0602

Canadian Centre for Computational Genomics (McGill university)
Montreal, QC, Canada
Job Type:
  • Staff
Degree Level Required:
PhD, Masters
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Bioinformatics Specialist MT0602

The Canadian Center for Computational Genomics (C3G) at McGill University C3G offers a stimulating and rewarding working environment, where projects bring concrete contributions to the advancement of research in fields such as human health and the environment. Our team is composed of people that are passionate about what they are doing, and that work with cutting edge sequencing technologies and high performance computing equipment.

Since 2011, C3G has completed more than a thousand bioinformatic analysis projects for over 600 distinct groups of researchers across Canada.

Under the direction of the Bioinformatics Manager, the incumbent will perform advanced analyses at McGill’s Canadian Center for Computational Genomics (C3G). They will contribute to the development of analysis pipelines associated with Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) instruments. They will be a member of the technical development group and perform advanced statistical analyses that facilitate genomics data interpretation. Further, the incumbent will work closely both with other members of the C3G team and scientists at the McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation center. They will be exposed to a wide variety of novel sequencing technologies, bioinformatics approaches, and state of the art computing resources in facility dedicated to high-throughput sequencing and large-scale genomic studies.

Learn more about why McGill is an exciting place to work:


Actively contribute to the Technical Development group efforts to create Standard Operating Procedures and perform on-demandanalyses; Provide support and guidance to Bioinformatics Consultants in the unit. Monitor their progress and insure quality of results delivered; Use and develop analysis pipelines using in-house and third party tools or algorithms, and incorporate them into specialized analysis workflows; Develop bioinformatics solutions for the analysis of complex genomic datasets; Update and extend bioinformatics tools and software methods used or developed at the C3G; Provide detailed reports with analysis results and descriptions of methods used; Contribute to problem-solving discussions; Provide regular internal reports regarding the progress of projects (oral presentations); Keep online documentation up-to-date, explaining the services offered and the analysis methods used; Stay informed of the most relevant bioinformatics practices in genomics; Can provide bioinformatics training workshops organized by the center; Manage several analysis projects at the same time.


MSc in Bioinformatics, Statistics, Computer Science or related field is preferred. PhD is an asset. Three (3) years of experience in bioinformatics or genomics research desired. Team-oriented but also capable of working autonomously; Excellent understanding of statistics is a must. Experience with Python is a requirement. Experience with data analysis in the research context is a plus; Good knowledge of R, git, and bash is needed; Additional programming experience (perl and java) is an asset. Experience in using HPC environment. Experience with Docker or VM environment for analysis is an asset. Experience lecturing in training workshops is desirable. Capable of getting multiple tasks assigned at once, and making them all progress steadily. Very good communication skills in English, spoken and written. French is an asset.

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Learn more about why McGill is an exciting place to work:

C3G develops customized and case-by-case bioinformatics solutions as well as an extensive suite of open-source software, including bioinformatics analysis pipelines ( used by multiple academic institutions, and many data access and analysis portals. Since 2011, C3G has completed more than a thousand bioinformatic analysis projects for over 600 distinct groups of researchers across Canada.


C3G’s offices are on the McGill downtown university campus, conveniently located close to mass transit services (subway, commuter trains, etc.). Employees enjoy several benefits such as 9 summer Fridays holidays, flexible working hours and access to multiple services such as fitness classes and a sports centre.

McGill University was selected as one of Montreal’s Top Employers in 2018