Senior Bioinformatician

5 Prime Sciences
Montreal, QC, Canada
Job Type:
  • Staff
Degree Level Required:
Masters, PhD
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Senior Bioinformatician

The successful candidate will work with 5 Prime Sciences, which is a new start-up company. 5 Prime Sciences has been spun out of the laboratory of Professor Brent Richards of McGill University. In collaboration with team members, the candidate will ensure the timely execution of a set of bioinformatic pipelines to analyze genetic data. This information will be used to help develop new medicines.


Principle Duties and Responsibilities Management and execution of multiple computational genomics studies, including but not limited to: • Developing computational pipelines to capture, process, store and manipulate genomic data from sources such as genome-wide association studies, whole exome sequencing and whole genome sequencing studies • To develop pipelines to undertake genome-wide association studies and Mendelian randomization studies • Developing and adapting methods to identify genetic determinants of disease • Developing analytical and data processing pipelines to analyze genetic data • Collaborating with other companies and leading scientists to execute the above work plan. • Generate and maintain the computational code required for the above work program. • Writing reports and manuals to describe the results of the work program, document its output and enable others to use the resultant code. • Must be comfortable working in an autonomous environment • Must be able to accurately and clearly document code using GitHub • General administrative tasks related to the above work program. • Participation in the creation of new analysis programs. The candidate will be required to execute these experiments with little supervision.


Qualifications: • PhD or MSc in genetics, bioinformatics, mathematics or computational biology • Over five years’ experience in programming for research programs related to biological problems. • Programming expertise in Python • Data analysis expertise in R • Deep understanding of the files and data arising from genome-wide genotyping, whole genome sequencing and whole exome sequencing • Development and maintenance of computational pipelines using Google Cloud, Docker and AWS.

  • How to Apply

    Interested applicants should contact Dr. Richards

Additional Information

• Salary Salary will be consistent with experience and will range from $50,000-$100,000 • Languages The applicant will have high-level proficiency in English reading, writing and presentations. French speaking is an asset. • Eligibility Requirements The applicant must be able to work legally in Canada as a citizen, permanent resident, work permit holder, or be able to apply for a valid work permit.