Microbiome Data Scientist

International Microbiome Centre at the University of Calgary
Calgary, AB, Canada
Job Type:
  • Staff (Currently posted as 12 mo. but good long-term career potential for the right individual)
Degree Level Required:
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Microbiome Data Scientist

Contributes to the operation of a bioinformatics service platform supporting microbiome research at the University of Calgary’s International Microbiome Centre

Opportunity to learn and apply diverse bioinformatics methods, contribute to leading edge research, and gain valuable teaching experience through the platform’s trainee workshops


Works independently and collaboratively on the ‘dry lab’ analysis of ‘omics data, including that arising from metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, metabolomics, single-cell RNA-seq, and CyTOF experimentation

Implements multivariate biostatistical approaches, multi-omics integration, and machine learning techniques


PhD in computer science, biostatistics, bioinformatics, or related discipline

Fluency with R required, experience with Unix and Python/Perl desired

Experience in microbiology and/or ecology desired

Excellent communication, organizational, and project management skills

Option to start remote work immediately

Additional Information

Questions may be directed to:

Dr. Laura Sycuro laura.sycuro@ucalgary.ca @sycurol