Bioinformatics Analyst in RNA Biology and Genomics

Institution/Company:
Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM)
Location:
Montreal, QC, Canada
Job Type:
  • Staff
Degree Level Required:
Bachelor's
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Bioinformatics Analyst in RNA Biology and Genomics

Our laboratory employs a combination of approaches in molecular cell biology, functional genomics and bioinformatics to define the impact of RNA localization on cellular organization and disease. Our team is highly multi-disciplinary and actively involved in major collaborative efforts with both academic (e.g. ENCODE/ENCORE consortium) and private sector partners, with a strong perspectives for the creation of start-up ventures. The candidate will work in close supervision with Drs. Jérôme Waldispühl et Mathieu Blanchette, expect collaborators in the fields of bioinformatics and machine learning.

Responsibilities:

The candidate will participate in the analysis and RNA-seq datasets that aim to map the intracellular distribution dynamics of the transcriptome. They will also develop innovative data visualization interfaces and RNA sequence/structure profiling approaches to glean underlying regulatory features. More broadly, they will be asked to:

- Develop new bioinformatics and machine learning tools for RNA subcellular localization analysis and prediction
- Analyze publicly-available and in-house data to shed light onto the mechanisms of RNA regulation, with a focus on subcellular localization.
- Significant opportunities for methodological innovation and for creating new biological insights that will then be validated experimentally.
- Tight interaction with both wet-lab researchers, bioinformaticians, and machine learning experts.

Qualifications:

Applicants should have completed undergraduate level training in computer science, bioinformatics or a complementary field with a strong programming component. Moreover, individuals with experience in genomics/transcriptomics, molecular biologie and/or biochemistry will be given strong consideration.

  • How to Apply

    Please send a cover letter, academic transcripts and an updated CV (including the names and contact information of three referees) by email to eric.lecuyer@ircm.qc.ca. Salary will be commensurate with experience.