Post-Doctoral Fellow in Genomics of Rare Cancers.

McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)
Montreal, QC, Canada
Job Type:
  • Postdoctoral (One year, renewable.)
Degree Level Required:
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Post-Doctoral Fellow in Genomics of Rare Cancers.

The Garzia lab is recruiting a post-doctoral fellow with computational experience to join a new team focused on high risk rare cancers such pediatric brain tumors and sarcomas. Research approaches in the lab include genomics, epigenomics, cell biology, functional genomics and mouse models. Projects in the laboratory are focused on high-risk cancers, especially to understand the genetic basis of metastasis and therapy resistance. Most of the projects will leverage a unique tumor bank from hundreds of patient samples with full clinical follow-up and often matching patient-derived xenografts. We want to explore this dataset and develop strategies to prevent or cure relapse and metastasis. Although several projects exist the successful candidate can have substantial input into their specific project.

McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.


• Design and perform studies, analyze data; • Supervise and train students; • Assist with preparation of reports, manuscripts and grant applications; • Present work at internal, local, national and international meetings


The successful candidate will be a recent PhD graduate (< 2 years postdoc experience) from a quantitative field, such as: genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology, biochemistry or a related discipline. The candidate must demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills and a track record of scientific accomplishment via at least one first-author peer-reviewed publication.

Candidates should have: • Experience working in a Unix environment (e.g. shell scripting, using command-line tools) • Experience conducting genomic data analyses (e.g. WES, WGS, ChIP-Seq, RNA-Seq) • Experience in statistical analyses with R • Proficiency in a programming/scripting language (e.g. Perl, Python) • Experience conducting genomic data analyses on long-read sequencing projects is considered an asset. • Experience with molecular biology considered an asset.

  • How to Apply

    Please email your CV and statement of research interest.