Position in Microbial Bioinformatics for COVID-19 Research and Response at Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory and the University of Manitoba

Institution/Company:
Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory and the University of Manitoba
Location:
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Job Type:
  • Programmer/Developer (Up to 24 months)
Degree Level Required:
Bachelor's
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Position in Microbial Bioinformatics for COVID-19 Research and Response at Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory and the University of Manitoba

The Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, in conjunction with Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory (NML), invites applications for a bioinformatician for up to two years in the Van Domselaar Lab for Bioinformatics. The project will focus on the development of a bioinformatics platform for the storage, management, analysis, sharing, and reporting of next-generation sequencing data for SARS-Cov-2 for deployment throughout the Canadian public health system.

Responsibilities:

The successful applicant will work with a team of bioinformatics scientists to operationalize a computational analysis platform for SARS-CoV-2 sequencing and analysis.

Qualifications:

Requirements Applicants must have a B.Sc. in Bioinformatics, Genomics, Computer Science, or a closely related field at the time of hiring. Strong programming skills are essential. Practical experience with next-generation sequencing data analysis and a solid knowledge of microbial genomics is highly desirable. To expedite security clearance, applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents having resided in the country for over ten years and have no record of criminal convictions.

Preferences Preference will be given to applicants with an M.Sc. or Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Genomics, Computer Science, or a closely related field. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated with experience in bioinformatics tool development and software engineering, excellent communication skills, an ability to work well in a team environment.

  • How to Apply

    To apply, please email Dr. Gary Van Domselaar with your CV/resume and cover letter

Additional Information

Policy Successful applicants must be eligible to obtain a Canadian Secret (Level II) security clearance. Thus, preference is given to Canadian citizens / permanent residents having resided in Canada for over ten years and have no criminal convictions. About Us The NML represents Canada’s main infectious disease public health lab with responsibility for reference lab-based surveillance for infectious diseases, emergency outbreak preparedness and response, training, and research and development. The NML is Canada’s only Level 4 Biosafety Laboratory in Canada, and only one of a handful around the world. At the heart of Canada’s scientific response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the NML, the Alberta Provincial Lab, and three Canadian Universities have been awarded funding from the CIHR COVID-19 Rapid Response Call to develop and deploy rapid, real-time SARS-CoV-2 sequencing technology for use throughout the Canadian public health system.

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