237 days ago

McGill University



, Quebec


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Degree Level Required:

Bachelor's, Masters, PhD

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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. We offer a competitive salary, in line with McGill’s salary range, and based on your skills and experience.

Under the direction of the Bioinformatics group lead, and based on your skills and interests, you will perform advanced bioinformatics analyses to interpret biological Omics data such as variant calling, annotations, single-cell transcriptomic, and spatial transcriptomics (large datasets by our platform), single-nucleus ATAC-seq and other Omics data on brain datasets, as well as managing datasets and benchmarking new Omics and bioinformatics tools.

  • Your responsibilities will be from the list below and based on your skills and interests:
  • Automate and streamline NGS data analysis and manage storage of the datasets and results.
  • Apply bioinformatics approaches for the analysis of omics datasets.
  • benchmarking new bioinformatics programs.
  • Stay informed of the best bioinformatics practices relevant to biological problems and contribute to problem-solving bioinformatics discussions and writing scientific manuscripts.
  • At a minimum, an undergraduate or graduate degree in a quantitative science, with at least 2 years of experience in the analysis of omics data, or an undergraduate or graduate degree in biology with at least 3 years of experience in programming and data analysis. We also encourage you to apply if you are exceptionally good at either of the two disciplines and motivated to learn the other one.
  • Strong programming skills using different languages, including Python, bash and R.
  • Strong skills in using and programming in HPC environment.
  • Great at teamwork.
  • Communication skills in English or French, spoken and written.
Additional Information:
  • Eligibility

Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or hold a valid Canadian work permit.



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