Bioinformatician

Institution/Company:
Deep Genomics
Location:
Toronto, ON, Canada
Job Type:
  • Programmer/Developer
Degree Level Required:
Masters
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Bioinformatician

Deep Genomics is a Toronto based startup aiming to revolutionize genome-based therapeutics using machine learning. It was founded by a team of scientists from the University of Toronto and is led by Dr. Brendan Frey, a world-leading researcher in the area of machine learning and genome biology.

What we offer:

  • Leading role in developing the future of genomic analysis and therapy
  • Inspiring, creative, and fast-moving startup work environment in downtown Toronto
  • Competitive compensation package

Responsibilities:

We are seeking a highly motivated bioinformatician with solid scripting skills to help with tasks like variant annotation, genomics data-set integration and other tasks.

The position will report directly to the Director of Molecular Genetics and will involve close interactions with other company members.

Qualifications:

Requirements:

  • MSc or PhD in Computer Science, Bioinformatics or related fields
  • Understanding of basic concept of molecular biology and human genetics
  • Solid knowledge of Python and Unix shell, some knowledge of R

Preferred but optional qualifications:

  • Experience with (human) genomics data
  • Familiarity with genetic variant annotation resources (e.g. RefSeq, Annovar, dbSNP, SIFT, UCSC genome browser * and tables)