Graduate Student

University of Calgary
Calgary, AB, Canada
Job Type:
  • Graduate Position
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Graduate Student

The Yang laboratory at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is seeking a highly motivated graduate student with a bioinformatics background to study stem cell biology. The projects will involve utilizing and developing bioinformatic tools to investigate the multi-level regulation of gene expression (transcription, post-transcription, and translation) in neural stem cells during brain development. Individuals will participate in highly-collaborative studies with the computational laboratory of Dr. Quan Long at the University of Calgary.


The project will include but are not limited to, using genome-wide analysis to understand the translational regulation of neural stem cells in brain development and disease. Another potential avenue of research involves utilizing a machine-learning framework to study gene expression regulation in the context of brain evolution. The candidate is also expected to work closely with Dr. Long to develop novel statistical models and computational tools.


An undergraduate degree in biology, mathematics, physics, computer science, bioinformatics or a related field is preferred. Interest in analyses of high-throughput sequencing data would be a plus. Must be self‐motivated, highly independent, and have excellent communication, written and interpersonal skills.

  • How to Apply

    Interested candidates should please submit their full CV, transcripts, English test scores (if from a non-English speaking country) with the names and contact information for three references in one PDF file to Dr. Guang Yang ( and Dr. Quan Long (

Additional Information

Yang laboratory ( and Long laboratory ( are based at the Departments of Medical Genetics, and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the University of Calgary, an internationally recognized research university in Canada and national research leader in brain and mental health. Situated near the Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park, and Lake Louise, Calgary has excellent quality of life