28 days ago
Institution/Company:

University of Calgary

Location:

Calgary

, Alberta

 Canada

Job Type:

Research Associate

Degree Level Required:

Masters, PhD

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Description:

The University of Calgary’s Charbonneau Cancer Institute has a thriving research program focused on multi-omic profiling of cancer patients for precision medicine applications to cancer patients in Alberta and beyond. This program is integrated within the Marathon of Hope Cancer Centers Network, a pan-Canadian initiative aiming to close the gap between research and patient care. In this position, the recruited bioinformatician will (1) analyze multi-omic datasets to identify and study therapeutic targets for precision therapy in solid tumors, and (2) contribute to implementation of a clinical reporting system of molecular data results.

 

Responsibilities:

The bioinformatician will implement workflows for multi-omic datasets generated in-house and acquired from public data repositories. The bioinformatician will work closely and collaboratively with other staff and trainees to facilitate informatics needs towards translational medicine goals. They will analyze data, interpret results, communicate with computational and clinical partners, prepare and deliver reports and presentations, attend and present their findings at local, national and international meetings, and occasionally contribute to manuscript and grant preparation as needed.

The successful applicant will work in a team environment that includes clinicians, research scientists, technicians, software developers, and bioinformaticians. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Qualifications:
  • MSc or PhD degree Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Molecular Biology, or related field required.
  • Minimum 2-3 years of relevant research experience, including experience in data science, genomics, bioinformatics, or machine learning
  • Background in cancer biology is a strong asset
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language (such as Python or R)
  • Experience with Linux / Unix working environments, and high-performance computing clusters
  • Expertise with analysis of complex NGS datasets
  • Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Detail oriented, organized, and strong written communication skills as evidenced by a record of publication and scholarship
  • Track record of presenting research at local and national meetings
  • Demonstrated communication, organization, problem solving, and interpersonal skills
Additional Information:

Accountabilities/Tasks and Duties

 

Research Design and Implementation

  • Design and implement pipelines for analysis of sequencing datasets, including genomes, transcriptomes, proteomes, and single cell sequencing datasets from both pre-clinical and clinical samples
  • Analyze experimental data, summarize and report findings
  • Develop bespoke computational workflows and protocols
  • Contribute to data assembly and writing of scientific manuscripts and grants
  • Presenting research at local, national and international meetings is highly encouraged

 

Supervision and Collaboration

  • Work collaboratively with other staff and trainees within the program to achieve shared goals
  • Work collaboratively with multiple PIs and their teams on diverse projects related to their informatics analysis needs towards translational medicine
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as they arise
Keywords:

bioinformatics genomics cancer precision medicine

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