Bioinformatics Teaching and Analysis Technician

University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada
Job Type:
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Bioinformatics Teaching and Analysis Technician

This is continuing staff appointment for someone interested in both bioinformatics education and analysis. The candidate will be responsible for:

1) Developing and presenting bioinformatic training courses, workshops, and related online training material for graduate students and postdocs (e.g. “Biological Data Analysis in R”, “Python Programming”, “RNA-Seq Analysis”, etc.).

2) Assisting with experimental design for CAGEF clients (e.g. determining the best sequencing and analysis strategy based on experimental needs) analyzing client data, preparing written and verbal reports and presentations to summarize analytical results, and assisting in the preparation manuscripts and publication quality figures.

CAGEF ( is an extra-departmental unit within the Faculty of Arts & Science with a mandate to promote interdisciplinary research and education in genomics and proteomics.


Your responsibilities will include:

• Developing and delivering bioinformatics education content to assist in graduate education • Drafting and editing training material • Processing and analyzing client datasets • Working with clients to determine analytical needs • Troubleshooting and resolving technical issues • Disseminating written and oral reports • Keeping well-informed on current technologies, best practices and industry standards


• Bachelor’s Degree in bioinformatics, computer biology, biostatistics, biology, or acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience • Minimum three years of recent and relevant post-graduate experience with bioinformatics, computational biology, genomics, and biostatistics

• Experience and interest in teaching bioinformatics • Experience with genome analysis and bioinformatics scripting • Experience with next-generation (e.g. lllumina) genome data management and analysis • Experience with Unix/Linux, Python, and R

• Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including tact and diplomacy in dealing with others • Excellent organization and time management skills • Excellent decision making skills with good judgement • Excellent attention to details with high level of accuracy • Good presentation and public speaking skills • Demonstrated ability to learn in a fast-paced environment • Excellent multitasking skills with the ability to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines

Additional Information

Candidates need to apply through the University of Toronto Career Centre / Opportunities for External Applicants

Bioinformatics Technician Job Number: 1902352 Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science Department: Cell & Systems Biology Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)