Postdoctoral Fellow in Genome Sharing and Analysis

Institution/Company:
The Hospital for Sick Children
Location:
Toronto, ON, Canada
Job Type:
  • Postdoctoral
Degree Level Required:
PhD
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Postdoctoral Fellow in Genome Sharing and Analysis

Yuen Lab (http://www.sickkids.ca/AboutSickKids/Directory/People/Y/ryen-yuen-staff-profile.html) at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto is seeking a talented Postdoctoral Fellow. The Postoc will be a member of Yuen Lab that studies the genetics and epigenetics of brain-related disorders (such as autism spectrum disorder, epilepsy and schizophrenia). The Postdoc is expected to develop software and strategies for whole genome sequencing sharing and analysis. The Postdoc will also have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with researchers and clinicians from SickKids, and other collaborated bioinformatic companies.

Responsibilities:

• Developing software for Cloud-based genome data sharing platform.
• Developing software for genomic variant calling and interpretation.
• Analyzing for whole genome data.

Qualifications:

• A PhD in genetics, computer science, statistics or any other relevant discipline.
• At least one scientific publication as a lead author.
• Proficiency in Java and at least one other scripting language (Python, Perl, etc.) is essential.
• Knowledge in statistical genetics/genomics.
• Experience in analyzing genomic data.
• Familiarity with HPC environments and how to run applications in HPC clusters is desirable.
• Familiarity with cloud computing platforms (e.g. Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure) is an asset.

  • How to Apply

    Please send a cover letter, C.V., and contact information of at least two references to ryan.yuen@sickkids.ca. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.