Postdoctoral Fellow

Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre at the BC Cancer Research Institute
Vancoouver, BC, Canada
Job Type:
  • Postdoctoral
Degree Level Required:
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Postdoctoral Fellow

The successful incumbent will work with the project team to lead the activities on the development, application and validation of novel approaches and workflows in the area of integrated de novo genome assembly over multiple sequencing technologies. They will develop automated bioinformatics workflow as well as assembly submission. They will also work closely together with Earth BioGenome Project (EBP) consortium on the sequencing and assembly standards. The successful incumbent will work with project leaders to ensure all scientific milestones are achieved and contribute to progress reporting as required. There will be expectations to represent the project within the global EBP consortium and the development of outreach materials and website information. Opportunities will exist for further research on the genomic information developed and for scholarly publication.


• Work with multidisciplinary scientists at the GSC and collaborators to analyze whole genome and transcriptome sequence data, and set up collaborative working plans. • Develop and maintain bioinformatics pipelines for genome assembly and data analysis. • Produce written documentation of algorithms, validations, SOPs, and other processes related to pipeline updates and procedures as required. • Present results of bioinformatics software testing internally and externally. • Perform literature searches, testing and validation of new data analysis software related to bioinformatics pipelines. • Perform other related duties as required.


• Knowledge of genomics, genome assembly, and genome analysis software. • Fluency in one or more programming languages, such as Python, Javascript and SQL. • Experience working in a UNIX/Linus environment and writing shell scripts. • Previous API development projects using Open API or Rest API is a plus. • Excellent communication and organization skills and ability to efficiently manage time and workflow, including skillfully prioritizing both long-term projects and day-to-day responsibilities. • Ability for critical thinking and independent learning.

  • How to Apply

    Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume to, using PDF_01553_2021_10_01 in the subject line of your email.