Postdoctoral position in microbial bioinformatics

Institution/Company:
University of Manitoba
Location:
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Job Type:
  • Postdoctoral (Up to 26 months)
Degree Level Required:
PhD
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Postdoctoral position in microbial bioinformatics

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, invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate position in the Van Domselaar Lab for bioinformatics. The project will focus on the development of an expert system for bacterial genome assembly, annotation, visualization, and analysis.

Responsibilities:

The successful applicant will develop a system for automated assembly and annotation of bacterial genomes from next-generation sequence data.

  • Programming in UNIX,
  • High Performance Computing
  • Bioinformatics Workflow Development
  • Statistical analysis of assembly and annotation metrics
  • Database development

Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. 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, statistics, and solid knowledge of microbial genomics is highly desirable.

  • How to Apply

    To apply, please submit a CV, a research statement describing past accomplishments and current interests, and a list of three references.

Additional Information

Successful applicants must be eligible to obtain a Canadian Secret (Level II) security clearance. Thus, preference is given to Canadian citizens / permanent residents having lived in Canada continuously over the last ten years and have no criminal convictions.

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