University of Western Ontario



, Ontario


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We seek a talented and highly motivated postdoc to join our collaborative team jointly led by Drs. Parisa Shooshtari and Christopher Pin to study the epigenetic mechanisms of pancreatic cancer. The ideal candidate should have extensive experience with the analysis of next generation sequencing data, and is enthusiastic to apply advanced bioinformatics analysis to multi-omics data to uncover the cellular and molecular mechanisms of the disease. This postdoctoral position provides a unique opportunity to receive training in a world-class setting and in collaboration with scientists from Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR), Western University Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, and the University of Michigan and Henry Ford Clinic in Detroit. This project is funded by MITACS, CIHR, and NSERC as well as provincial and local sources. Competitive salaries will be available to the successful candidate and commiserate with their level of experience.


The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and application of computational, statistical, and data science methods to analyze multiple types of omic data in the context of pancreatic cancer. They will be involved in all steps of the project, including project design, data analysis, interpretation of results, and writing manuscripts and reports.

  • PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, genomic or biological sciences
  • Background in data science, statistical analysis of biological data, and/or application of machine learning in biology and genomics
  • Experience working with large-scale genomics datasets, including the analysis of epigenomic (ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq, methylation), transcriptomic (RNA-seq, bulk or single-cell), and whole-genome sequencing (WGS) data
  • Experience with using a broad range of bioinformatics tools and packages
  • Experience in implementing or applying bioinformatics pipelines for the analysis of next-generation sequencing data
  • Excellent analytical and programming skills
  • Experience working in unix/linux environments
  • Additional experience in the following areas is considered an asset: (1) cancer genomics; (2) integrative analysis of multi-omics data; (3) biological network analysis; (4) bash scripting; and (5) GitHub repositories.
Additional Information:

About us:

Both Drs. Shooshtari and Pin are faculty members within the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University, and Scientists at Lawson Health Research Institute, and Children’s Health Research Institute. In addition, Dr. Shooshtari is an early investigator of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR). Both laboratories are located at the Victoria Research Laboratories of the Victoria Hospital in London and are located within a large open-concept space shared with several other faculty members from Western, London Regional Cancer Program, and the Lawson.


How to apply?

Individuals who are interested in this position should submit the following documents by email to Dr. Parisa Shooshtari (

  • A cover letter, indicating their research interest
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • All transcripts

We appreciate all applying for this position. Only the short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

Western University and our labs are committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion. We encourage applications from women, members of visible minorities, indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and people of any gender identity or expression. Accommodations will be available to applicants with disabilities.





data integration

single-cell sequencing

pancreatic cancer

genomic data sciences

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