- Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
- Toronto, ON, Canada
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The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) is seeking a Principal Investigator (PI) in Computational Biology to undertake world-class computational research. We seek to strengthen and complement our existing expertise in genomics and cancer genomics, machine-learning, statistical genetics, analysis of next-generation sequencing, knowledge-bases and pathway/network analysis. We welcome applications from computational biologists of all types, but a career focus on cancer research is critical going forward.
OICR’s Computational Biology Program is the home of the ICGC Data Coordination Centre, leads analysis for two ICGC projects (PanCuRx and CPC-GENE), the Ontario Health Study and numerous other large-scale studies. It is the home of multiple international projects (e.g. Pan-cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes, Reactome, ICGC-TCGA DREAM Somatic Mutation Calling Challenge) and provides a robust intellectual environment for computational biology. A ~10,000-core institutional cluster is available to support analysis by the Program.
OICR is a multi-disciplinary, team-science-driven translational research institute. It has research programs in Diagnostic Development, Drug Discovery, Genomics, Imaging and Informatics. These support major national and international initiatives, including a multi-side targeted somatic sequencing study (OCTANE) and the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC). Please visit https://oicr.on.ca/research-portfolio/ for details on our research portfolio.
The PI will be expected to mentor trainees, and to build collaborations both within and outside the OICR community. In addition to base funds provided by the Institute to support the PI’s salary and personnel, the PI is expected to raise additional research funds from external competitive granting agencies. The OICR will assist the PI in obtaining faculty appointments at the University of Toronto or another affiliated academic institution.
• An MD or PhD with a proven track record in computational biology, bioinformatics, or biostatistics;
• For new PIs, a record of independent research and either first-author or senior-authored peer reviewed publications or the publication of software, databases or other significant community resources;
• For senior and intermediate-level PIs, international recognition and a strong publication record of relevance, proven leadership and management experience including the building of strong research teams, as well as a strong record of grant-funding and mentorship;
• Excellent communication and presentation skills.