Bioinformatician

Institution/Company:
Hospital for Sick Children
Location:
Toronto, ON, Canada
Job Type:
  • Programmer/Developer
Degree Level Required:
Bachelor's
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Bioinformatician

Do you want to contribute to cutting-edge research in bioinformatics and computational medicine? Are you interested in precision medicine, clinical genomics, solving rare diseases and integrating multiple Omics technologies? Do you enjoy a casual work environment where learning and development are encouraged? If so, the Centre for Computational Medicine (CCM), a core facility within the world-renowned Sickkids Research Institute, is interested in hiring you.

CCM provides the scientific community with expertise in bioinformatics, high-performance computing (HPC), and machine learning. Genomics and health data volumes are expanding rapidly, and make entirely new types of health research and clinical decision-making possible. The CCM is currently developing several exciting projects to analyze diverse biomedical data.

Responsibilities:

We are seeking a highly motivated Bioinformatician to work on the cutting edge of some of the fastest growing areas of applications: data science, analysis of large biomedical datasets, genomics and bioinformatics. You will work in a multi-disciplinary research team that serves the data-analysis needs of the SickKids Research Institute and many other collaborators across Canada and beyond. Your day-to-day work will involve: • Analysis of large sequencing datasets for variant discovery and prioritization. • Developing and maintaining existing pipelines and identifying and testing new tools • Integrative analysis from multiple data types generated internally as well as use of publicly available omics datasets • Documenting your software tools and pipelines, presenting your analysis results to colleagues.

Qualifications:

• B. Sc or M. Sc in Computer Science, Bioinformatics or Biology with a background in bioinformatics or a related field. • Experience developing and implementing algorithms for the processing of large genomics and biomedical data sets. • Experience with WGS/WES is essential. Experience with RNA-seq and other omics is a plus. • Familiarity with running applications on HPC clusters is highly desirable. • Background in biology, genetics, and statistics, to understand the scientific requirements of the applications to be developed. • Proficiency in Linux and writing scripts in Bash is essential • Proficiency in Python is essential and experience using R beneficial • Experience working with and managing databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL and others

Additional Information

Please apply directly at the link specified, or at the https://career.sickkids.ca/ by searching for “15310” or “Centre for Computational Medicine”.

A complete application should include a cover letter describing your interest, a resume, and the names of 2-3 references. Once the suitable candidate is identified, the position will commence immediately upon completion of the necessary paperwork.

FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY: As a health care institution, our highest priority is the safety of patients, families and staff. As a result, we are adopting all prevention measures to ensure the safety of our patients, families and our staff. Therefore, any offer of employment is conditional upon you submitting proof that you have been fully vaccinated with a Health Canada or World Health Organization (WHO) approved COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible and no later than fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the effective start date, in addition to satisfying any other condition(s) that may be set out in an offer. If a candidate fails to satisfy this condition (or any other condition(s) set out in an offer), any offer of employment shall be immediately rescinded.

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