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13 days ago


Ontario Institute for Cancer Research -

The Pan-Canadian Genome Library (PCGL) is a CIHR-funded 15M$ initiative designed to establish a collaborative framework for the management and sharing of human genomic data. Hosted and managed through CGEn’s three nodes at McGill University, SickKids and BC Cancer’s Genome Sciences Centre, the PCGL project aims to establish a ground-breaking platform that will unify Canada’s human genome sequencing efforts and set out a federated data management system that leverages international standards and respects limitations on the jurisdictional and cultural movement of human genetic data.

As the host of Bioinformatics.ca who is the lead of PCGL’s training working group, the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) is seeking a Bioinformatics Training Lead to be responsible for development and delivery of a genomics and bioinformatics training program for PCGL involved groups and members across Canada. The role involves developing relationships with healthcare providers, researchers, and trainees from diverse communities to evaluate their skill gaps in understanding and using human genomic data for research and health benefit. The role will collaborate closely with the Bioinformatics.ca team to co-develop training programs in fundamental concepts like data management and ethical considerations when working with genomic data, as well as work independently to develop training programs specific to PCGL needs. The goal  of PCGL training is to generate a workforce capacity in genomics.

This position is temporary, full-time for two (2) years with the possibility of renewal.

92 days ago


Hospital for Sick Children -

The Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine (DPLM) at SickKids is a leading, world-class facility working towards reducing the impact of childhood illness by providing diagnostic information that allows for early selection of best treatment options. DPLM is a valuable and integral part of the SickKids team, generating original research and providing timely, specialized diagnostic services for health care providers in Canada and around the world. The department comprises of five divisions: Clinical Biochemistry, Genome Diagnostics, Haematopathology, Microbiology, and Pathology. All DPLM laboratories are accredited by Accreditation Canada Diagnostics. 


The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto is looking for a talented and motivated Bioinformatician to work in the field of clinical molecular diagnostics. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team employing state-of-the-art sequencing technologies and advanced analysis methods to better diagnose and treat genetic and infectious diseases.  

The group is situated in the Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine and works collaboratively between the Division of Genome Diagnostics and the Division of Microbiology 


The Division of Microbiology at SickKids has been engaged in clinical SARS-CoV-2 viral sequencing and fungal sequencing and continues to develop and deploy new tests into routine clinical practice to support epidemiology for hospital acquired infections, clinical outbreak response, and clinical metagenomic sequencing for rapid diagnosis.  

Genome Diagnostics is the largest CLIA certified laboratory in Canada and is working on a number of clinical initiatives, whose aims include translation of new sequencing technologies into diagnostic testing for human disease and building databases and data sharing capacity to better interpret genomic variation for clinical use.  



101 days ago


McGill University, the Neuro -

Dr. Kevin Petrecca’s Lab at the Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital, McGill University is recruiting Bioinformatics Research Assistants, Associates, and Analysts. We are applying state-of-the-art technologies to our highly valuable and unique human brain datasets to uncover fundamental biological mechanisms that govern brain cancer initiation, development, and evolution, as well as the biology of the human brain.

Under the direction and supervision of Bioinformatics BRAINCODE lead (Javad Nadaf, PhD), and based on your skills and interests, you will perform advanced bioinformatics analyses, to interpret biological data, such as variant calling, annotations, single-cell, single-nucleus and spatial transcriptomics (large datasets from our platform), single cell Multiome, and other omics data of brain datasets, as well as managing datasets and benchmarking new bioinformatics tools.

149 days ago


Douglas Research Centre, McGill University -

The McGill Group for Suicide Studies is a multidisciplinary team of researchers using complementary approaches to understand what makes people at risk for depression and suicide. We are looking to hire a bioinformatician with experience in novel techniques for analyzing multi-omic data generated from individual cells. This person will be asked to work alongside students on projects dealing with the functional genomics of major depressive disorder and suicide, but in many instances will be expected to lead the computational strategies.

Additionally, we study various aspects of the function genome by generating whole genome/transcriptome datasets which include but are not limited to; RNA-seq DNA and RNA methylation, using conversion-based sequencing (bisulfite or APOBEC) or ChIP-seq approaches. As part of their work, the bioinformatician will be expected to process next-generation sequencing (NGS) data, from raw reads to final output, using the appropriate bioinformatic tools and pipelines on high-performance computer clusters.

157 days ago


University of Calgary -

This fixed term, full time position within the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute reporting to Dr. Sorana Morrissy, at the Cumming School of Medicine. The position is available beginning immediately for an appointment period of 12 months, with the option to extend for multiple years.

The University of Calgary’s Charbonneau Cancer Institute has a thriving immunotherapy research program focused on developing next-generation cellular immunotherapies and delivering them to cancer patients in Alberta and beyond. In bringing together basic, translational and clinical scientists and supporting them to achieve a shared mission, this unique ecosystem for translational research produces knowledge, inventions, collaborations, and commercial opportunities. The bioinformatician role will be positioned within the Discovery and Innovation node of this program to (1) to identify and study novel therapeutic targets for cellular therapy in solid tumors, and (2) support collaborative research projects. The successful candidate will have responsibility at technical and intellectual levels. This is a Full-time position with normal work hours and is part of the AUPE Bargaining Unit. Salary will be commensurate with experience.