Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Biology

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Job Type:
  • Postdoctoral
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Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Biology

Postdoctoral positions are currently available in the Stewart lab for qualified individuals who are interested in applying a computational approach to the understanding of basic molecular mechanisms of vascular diseases; in particular, to translational stem cell and other regenerative strategies for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases including pulmonary arterial hypertension. The Stewart lab is particularly interested in developing innovative strategies to enhance stem/progenitor cell regenerative/repair activity in relevant preclinical models of cardiovascular diseases.


The positions will require leading independent research as well as collaborating with colleagues on existing computational projects. The successful candidate is expected to apply technologies ie. single-cell transcriptomics to cardiovascular and pulmonary knowledge discovery.


The successful candidate possesses: • PhD in Computational Biology, Systems Biology, or Cell and Molecular Biology with a strong programming and data analytics background
• Evidence of experience in advanced level omics and/or next-generation sequencing analysis (scRNA-seq, whole transcriptome, and RNA-seq) • Proficiency using bioinformatics utilities and programming/scripting languages (e.g. Python, R) • Strong publication record with proficient technical writing skills • Excellent communication skills with the ability to excel working independently, as well as in a highly collaborative research environment.

Preferred Qualifications: • Cardiovascular and pulmonary biology knowledge • Experience working with biological and patient sample data • Experience deploying projects in a cloud computing environment • Leveraging machine learning techniques

  • How to Apply

    Please send in one PDF that contains a cover letter, brief description of research experience and interests, a CV (including publications and relevant techniques), and contact information for three references.

Additional Information

The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) is an Affiliated Research Institute of the University of Ottawa and the research arm of The Ottawa Hospital. The OHRI has grown rapidly to become one of the largest and most important hospital-based research institutes in Canada. Please note salary is commensurate with experience; the OHRI offers an excellent benefits package.