Postdoc in computational epigenomics and machine learning - Libbrecht group

Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC, Canada
Job Type:
  • Postdoctoral
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Postdoc in computational epigenomics and machine learning - Libbrecht group

The research group of Dr. Maxwell Libbrecht in Simon Fraser University’s department of Computing Science seeks a postdoctoral researcher to work on a project that aims to develop statistical and machine learning methods to understand the genetic basis of COPD. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive, inflammatory lung disease that affects more than 300 million people and is the 3rd leading cause of death worldwide. This project aims to leverage data from genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and functional genomics data from the ENCODE consortium to improve understanding of COPD. The project is in collaboration with Dr. Ma’en Obeidat and the Providence Health Care Providence Airway Centre.


The successful applicant will develop and apply machine learning and probabilistic graphical model methods to integrate GWAS, functional genomics and other data sets.


Applicants should have a PhD in computer science, statistics, molecular biology, bioinformatics or a related field. Experience with genomic sequencing and/or probabilistic graphical models is desired. Candidates should have strong communication skills in English.

  • How to Apply

    Interested applicants should send a CV, a cover letter, and two relevant peer-reviewed publications to, with “Postdoctoral fellowship - COPD” in the subject line.