Postdoctoral Scholar - Bioinformatics of Parasites' Genomes

University of Calgary
Calgary, AB, Canada
Job Type:
  • Postdoctoral
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Postdoctoral Scholar - Bioinformatics of Parasites' Genomes

The Wasmuth lab at the University of Calgary is looking for a postdoctoral scholar to join us on a two year fully funded position. We use bioinformatics and genomics to understand the evolution of parasitism and host-parasite interactions. We recognise that diverse lab colleagues enrich our work and lives. I encourage applications from all qualified people.


We have several large genomic datasets ready for immediate analysis and other emerging projects that require the skills and leadership of a talented postdoc.


The appropriate candidate must have:

  1. A PhD in bioinformatics or similar field and graduated since January 2019 (candidates who are close to their thesis exam will be considered)
  2. Demonstrable expertise in the Python programming language
  3. Demonstrable experience with genomic datasets, ideally from eukaryotes
  4. Demonstrable experience using a large compute cluster, either local or cloud-based
  5. Strong written and oral communication in English
  6. At least one first author peer-reviewed publication
  7. A commitment to uphold principles of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in their work

The appropriate candidate would benefit from having:

  1. Expertise in phylogenetics, beyond using a web server with default parameters
  2. Experience with bioinformatics workflow software, e.g. Nextflow or Snakemake
  3. A willingness to supervise undergraduate students for summer or thesis projects.
  • How to Apply

    Please submit your application to as a single PDF file that includes: i) a cover letter (maximum two pages) explaining how you fit all the points above, ii) a current CV, iii) a URL to your PhD thesis or examination date, iv) URLs to your publications and GitHub or other software repository.