Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioinformatics

McGill University
Montreal, QC, Canada
Job Type:
  • Postdoctoral
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Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioinformatics

We are looking for a bioinformatics postdoctoral fellow to lead the computational aspects of the RNA zipcode project, funded by Genome Canada, Genome Quebec, and AmorChem. It aims to identify mechanisms of RNA subcellular localization and exploit them for various biotechnological applications. The project is a tight collaboration between three teams: Eric Lécuyer (IRCM; molecular biology and genomics), Mathieu Blanchette (McGill; bioinformatics and machine learning), and Jérôme Waldispühl (McGill; RNA bioinformatics). It involves the development and integration of several bioinformatics and machine learning approaches, and their application to large in-house genomics data sets. The project has a strong potential for the creation of a spin-off company in the near future.


  • 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.


  • Hold a PhD (or have submitted PhD thesis) in the general area of bioinformatics
  • Assets include: - Experience in machine learning - Experience handling large-scale genomics data sets - Solid software development experience - Experience with RNA biology - Ability to work in a multidisciplinary research environment