Health Sciences North Research Institute
The Verschoor laboratory is looking for a post-doctoral fellow to investigate the utility of epigenome-wide DNA methylation patterns as a tool to understand and define the risk of acute and long-term health outcomes. Current areas of interest include: 1) the epigenomic basis of chronic inflammation and its relation to health trajectories in older adults, and 2) the oral methylome as an indicator of treatment-related complications and survivorship in head and neck cancer patients. Our laboratory in situated at the Health Sciences North Research Institute in Sudbury, Ontario (hsnri.ca) and is affiliated with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine University (nosm.ca).
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The successful applicant should have a background in medical sciences, epidemiology, bioinformatics and/or genetics, and be interested in research at the intersection of biomedical and data science. Those with significant experience in the analysis of array-based genomics platforms, particularly the Illumina 450K and/or MethylationEPIC bead-arrays, and related R-based bioinformatic packages are encouraged to apply. Strengths in quantitative approaches to cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis, especially generalized linear models, and data visualization methods are also important.
Interested applicants should contact Dr. Chris Verschoor (email@example.com), making sure to include a 100-250 word statement of interest, CV and contact information for 2 references. Note: Those that have recently completed their PhD or will be completing it in the near future will be given preference.