Postdoctoral Associate (Single-Cell Genomics)

University of Calgary
Calgary, AB, Canada
Job Type:
  • Postdoctoral
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Postdoctoral Associate (Single-Cell Genomics)

The Morrissy and Bahlis Labs are jointly seeking candidates for a postdoctoral fellowship to study tumor evolution and immune response in multiple myeloma patients using single cell approaches.

Successful candidates will be highly motivated and recent PhD graduates with the ambition to apply machine-learning approaches for single cell data to the goal of translational impact in an incurable disease. The Bahlis lab is well integrated in the clinic with a large collection of multiple myeloma samples from untreated and treated patients, and single cell data from tumors and matched immune repertoires of patients. The Morrissy lab applies machine-learning tools to understand tumor evolution in the context of therapy. This fellowship will be conducted within a dynamic and collaborative environment in the Charbonneau Cancer Institute, at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.


The responsibilities of this position will include application and development of RNA and DNA single-cell data analyses. The candidate will evaluate the molecular features of treatment response and resistance using omic data from tumors and patient-matched immune cells, in conjunction with clinical data.


The successful candidate should hold a PhD or MD, have a track record of creativity in developing analytic strategies, and a strong foundation of knowledge in one or more of the following: genomics, cancer biology, statistics, immunology.
Excellent computational skills as well as experience with analysis of large ‘omic’ datasets are highly desirable. Technical experience working in a Unix environment (shell scripting, using command-line tools), expertise with machine-learning methods, and/or statistical analyses using R is a strong asset.
Must be self-motivated, have strong written and verbal communication skills in English, and evidence of scientific accomplishment via peer-reviewed publications.

  • How to Apply

    Applications should be submitted by e-mail and include (1) a cover letter describing previous work, career goals, and proposed start date, (2) CV, and (3) contact information for three referees.

Additional Information

Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.