Two fully funded bioinformatics PhD and Master's student positions

Institution/Company:
University of Manitoba
Location:
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Job Type:
  • Graduate Position (Starting date: January 2 or May 1, 2020)
Degree Level Required:
Masters, Bachelor's
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Two fully funded bioinformatics PhD and Master's student positions

Depending on the candidate’s background, he/she can register the PhD/MSc program in either the Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, or Department of Computer Science.

The position is fully supported by a Research Assistantship (approximately 19k-20k CAD/year) for 4 years for a PhD and approximate 17.5K for 2 years for a MSc. To be considered for Winter (January), Summer (May) or Fall (September), 2020 admission, he/she should send his/her CV and scanned transcript to Dr. Pingzhao Hu at pingzhao.hu@umanitoba.ca.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidates will develop deep learning and advanced statistical algorithms to analyze medical images, single cell sequencing data, compound structures and chemogenomic data sets. For more detailed information about the research in the Hu lab, please see http://www.hu-bioinformaticslab.org

Qualifications:

The successful candidate should have a thesis-based Master’s or BSc degree in broadly defined life science, computer science, computer engineering, mathematics or statistics. The successful candidate should have a GPA >3.5 of 4.5 (average >=85% in the last 60 credits).

The candidate should have solid programming skills (R, Python and/or C, etc.), quantitative analysis background (machine learning, data mining, etc.) and acquaintance with Linux. The candidate should also meet one of the following English test requirement: University of Michigan English Language Examination Assessment Battery MELAB (80%); Test of English as a Foreign Language TOEFL– Internet Based iBT (86); International English Language Testing System IELTS (6.5).

  • How to Apply

    To apply, please send a CV, transcripts, related reports/publications written in English to Dr. Pingzhao Hu at pingzhao.hu@umanitoba.ca.