Postdoctoral Fellowship-Microbial Genomics

Public Health Ontario
Toronto, ON, Canada
Job Type:
  • Postdoctoral (1 year contract-Full time)
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Postdoctoral Fellowship-Microbial Genomics

We are seeking a motivated postdoctoral fellow to contribute to an effort looking to integrate genomics/metagenomics and epidemiological/clinical data to enhance investigations of infectious diseases caused by bacterial organisms (e.g. Neisseria gonorrhoeae). This is a collaborative project involving medical/clinical microbiologists, and infectious disease and infection and prevention control specialists.


Key Responsibilities: Under the direction of the principal investigator: Performs integration of genomics/metagenomics and epidemiological/clinical data for infections caused by bacterial pathogens of public health relevance Designs, executes, and conducts research Analyzes and reports original research Attends meetings and writes reports/manuscripts as required


Knowledge and Skills: Biology training and experience with contemporary experimental approaches, particularly knowledge of bioinformatics tools and the ability to analyze large-scale genomics datasets, including next-generation sequencing and genome-wide genotyping datasets Demonstrated proficiency in programming in Perl and/or Python and shell scripting is essential. Knowledge of theoretical population genetics and complex trait mapping is a plus. Thorough understanding of molecular biology would be considered an asset. Experience in transcriptomics would be a plus. Education and Experience: PhD degree in microbiology, genetics, epidemiology, statistical genetics, bioinformatics or related field Experience in bioinformatics Experience working with complex samples and in a multidisciplinary team Attributes and Competencies: Excellent oral and written (as demonstrated by publication record) communication skills to discuss results with medical and scientific professionals Demonstrated interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with others in a team environment, especially within a multi-disciplinary team

Additional Information

Location: 661 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada Department: Research and Development Compensation Group: Non-union Posting Date: September 1, 2020 Closing Date: September 15, 2020