Bioinformatician

Institution/Company:
The Hospital for Sick Children
Location:
Toronto, ON, Canada
Job Type:
  • Staff
Degree Level Required:
Bachelor's, Masters
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Bioinformatician

Do you want to contribute to cutting-edge research in bioinformatics and computational medicine?

Are you interested in precision medicine, clinical genomics, solving rare diseases and integrating multiple Omics technologies?

Do you enjoy a casual work environment where learning and development are encouraged?

Are you interested in learning and applying new technologies?

If so, the Centre for Computational Medicine, a core facility within the world renowned Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute is interested in hiring you.

Responsibilities:

Here’s What You’ll Get To Do:

  • Analysis of large sequencing data sets for variant discovery/prioritization.
  • Developing and maintaining existing pipelines and Identifying and testing new tools
  • Systematic exploration of high-dimensional data to identify issues of practical or theoretical importance using mathematical/computational approaches
  • Integrative analysis from multi-data types generated internally as well as use of publically available datasets.
  • Familiarity with HPC environments and how to run applications in HPC clusters is highly desirable.
  • Proficiency in Linux and writing scripts in Bash is essential
  • Should be comfortable working and managing database software: MySQL, PostgresSQL and others.

Qualifications:

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • B. Sc or M. Sc in Computer Science, Bioinformatics or Biology with a background in bioinformatics or a related field.
  • Experience developing and implementing algorithms for the processing of large genomics and biomedical data sets. Experience with RNA-seq a plus.
  • Background in biology, genetics, and statistics, to understand the scientific requirements of the applications to be developed.
  • Proficiency in Python and experience using R
  • Experience testing and developing bioinformatics tools and pipelines

Employment Type: 1 year contract (full time) with a possibility of extension

A complete application should include a statement of interest, a CV, and the names of 2 references. Once the suitable candidate is identified, the position will commence immediately upon completion of the necessary paperwork. The position will remain open until filled.