Research Analyst - single-cell analyses

Centre for Addition and Mental Health
Toronto, ON, Canada
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Research Analyst - single-cell analyses

The Laboratory for Computational Genomics ( led by Dr. Shreejoy Tripathy within the Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics is currently seeking a full-time, contract (1 year) Research Analyst. The successful candidate will assist with ongoing projects to understand how the brain and its cells change in the context of psychiatric and neurological disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, major depressive disorder, and epilepsy. The successful candidate will work with mouse and human datasets that span multiple data types, including single-cell genomics datasets and cellular electrophysiology and electronic health records.


The primary responsibilities of this position will involve:

Analyzing diverse data types, including single-cell genomics and cellular electrophysiology Writing computational scripts to automate data analysis, including in Python, R, and the Unix shell Participating in data quality control and contributing to novel data analyses using computational tools Maintaining high quality online documentation for computational tools and analysis workflows Communicating with and assisting team members in collaborative projects Participating in scientific report writing, including of drafting grant proposals and publications Assisting with some routine administrative tasks, including meeting scheduling and preparing data use agreements Contributing to a healthy and lively lab and group environment

You will support a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable CAMH policies, as well as all regulatory and legislative requirements. This position is located at 250 College Street with opportunity for some remote work.


The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in either, Bioinformatics, Neuroscience, Biology, Genetics, or Computer Science combined with one year of relevant experience working in a research environment. The ideal candidate will have a passion for how basic research can transform our understanding of the brain and improve our treatment of its disorders.

Experience writing open source computational scripts for data analysis (especially R or Python and Unix/shell) is required. Evidence working collaboratively in a team setting is an asset. Evidence of strong written and oral communication skills and working collaboratively in a team setting are strong assets. Experience with molecular biology (such as qPCR or RNA-sequencing) or bioinformatics is a plus but is not required.

The ability to independently manage multiple tasks and prioritize conflicting priorities is required. The successful candidate must have strong time management, organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to think creatively with a focus on results and outcomes is preferred.