127 days ago




, Ontario


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Position: Bioinformatician
Location: MaRS Centre, Toronto
Department: Diagnostic Development
Reports To: Co-Director, Diagnostic Development and Principal Research Scientist
Salary: Commensurate with level of experience
Hours: 35 hours/week
Job Type: Hybrid
Status: Full-time, Temporary (2-year contract)

The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) is seeking a bioinformatician who possess relevant training to join the Diagnostic Development program. The program aims to develop personalized medicine approaches that maximize the chances of positive outcomes for those experiencing cancer. Our team includes internationally recognized experts in biomarker discovery and validation, and actively works with diagnostics industry and biotech companies. We are generating multiple independent genomic analyses including next-generation genomic and transcriptome sequencing and spatial proteomic data. Working under the direction of the senior staff you will have the opportunity to work with the datasets from clinical trials and to address problems that have direct impact on clinical needs and patient care.

This position is temporary, full-time for two-years with the possibility of an extension.

OICR is Ontario’s cancer research institute. We bring together people from across the province and around the world to improve the lives of everyone affected by cancer. We take on the biggest challenges in cancer research and deliver real-world solutions to find cancer earlier and treat it more effectively. We are committed to helping people living with cancer, as well as future generations, live longer and healthier lives.

Launched in December 2005, OICR is an independent institute funded by the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Colleges and Universities.


  • Design, implement and apply algorithms for the analysis of whole genome and transcriptome sequencing data.
  • Automate data processing and generate various reports.
  • Implement analysis pipelines and maintain up to date technology.
  • Integrate diverse datasets in multiple platforms and conduct unified meta analyses.
  • Perform downstream data analysis, including visualization, pathway, drug response analyses and clinical association studies.
  • M.Sc. or Ph.D. in biological sciences, computer sciences, computational biology, engineering, or mathematics, or equivalent education or work experience.
  • Knowledge of genomics, molecular and/or cancer biology.
  • Experience in a unix/linux environment.
  • Experience to next-generation sequencing data.
  • Exposure to dataset managements including generation, backup and control.
  • Knowledge of scripting languages (e.g Perl), statistical analysis tools (e.g. R) and database programming (e.g. SQL) is required.
  • Knowledge of molecular and/or cancer biology is beneficial.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) in a multi-disciplinary team environment.

For more information about OICR, please visit the website at www.oicr.on.ca.

To learn more about working at OICR, visit our career page.


Additional Information:

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

OICR is committed to fostering a climate of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. This commitment is central to, and mutually supportive of, our research excellence mandate. We welcome and respect the diversity of all members of our community and we support an inclusive culture for all. We welcome all applicants, and encourage applications from racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S persons, and others who may contribute to furthering a diversity of ideas within our community. OICR is committed to fair assessment of a candidate’s abilities, and consideration for diversity of thought, method, and experience. Providing an accessible workplace and recruitment process is important to us, as described in our Accessibility Plan (https://oicr.on.ca/accessibility/).  Should you require accommodation during any stage in the recruitment process, please complete the form at the bottom of page https://oicr.on.ca/careers/. Information received related to accommodation will be handled confidentially.

The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research thanks all applicants. However, only those under consideration will be contacted.



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