Bioinformatics Consultant MT0144

Canadian Centre for Computational Genomics (McGill)
Montreal, QC, Canada
Job Type:
  • Staff
Degree Level Required:
Bachelor's, Masters
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Bioinformatics Consultant MT0144

Under the supervision of the Bioinformatics Manager, the Bioinformatics Consultant will perform analysis at the McGill’s Canadian Center for Computational Genomics (C3G). They will contribute to the development of analysis pipelines associated with Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) instruments. They will participate to the technical development group and perform statistical analysis to facilitate genomics data interpretation. They will work closely with the C3G team, and scientists at the center. They will be exposed to a wide variety of novel sequencing technologies, bioinformatics approaches, and state of the art computing resources in a dedicated facility for high-throughput sequencing and large-scale genomic studies.


  1. Participate to the Technical Development group and provide Standard Operation Procedure and analysis.
  2. Use and develop analysis pipelines using in-house and 3rd party tools or algorithms, and incorporate them into specialized analysis workflows.
  3. Participate in the development of bioinformatics solutions for the analysis of complex genomic datasets.
  4. Update and extend bioinformatics tools and software methods used or developed at the C3G.
  5. Provide detailed reports with analysis results and descriptions of methods used.
  6. Contribute to problem-solving discussions.
  7. Provide regular internal reports regarding the progress of projects (oral presentations).
  8. Keep online documentation up-to-date, explaining the services offered and the analysis methods used.
  9. Stay informed of the most relevant bioinformatics practices in genomics.
  10. Manage several analysis projects at the same time.


• MSc in Bioinformatics, Statistics, Computer Science or related field
• One (1) years of experience in bioinformatics or genomics research
• Excellent understanding of statistics is a must
• Experience with Python is a requirement
• Good knowledge of R, git, and bash is needed
• Additional programming experience (perl and java) is an asset
• Experience in using HPC environment
• Experience lecturing in training workshops is desirable
• Good communication and writing skills in French and English are also required

Additional Information


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Learn more about why McGill is an exciting place to work:

C3G develops customized and case-by-case bioinformatics solutions as well as an extensive suite of open-source software, including bioinformatics analysis pipelines ( used by multiple academic institutions, and many data access and analysis portals. Since 2011, C3G has completed more than a thousand bioinformatic analysis projects for over 600 distinct groups of researchers across Canada.


C3G’s offices are on the McGill downtown university campus, conveniently located close to mass transit services (subway, commuter trains, etc.). Employees enjoy several benefits such as 9 summer Fridays holidays, flexible working hours and access to multiple services such as fitness classes and a sports centre.

McGill University was selected as one of Montreal’s Top Employers in 2018