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University of Alberta



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Are you passionate about unraveling the secrets of RNA and deciphering their functional structures? Do you have a strong background in bioinformatics and a burning curiosity to explore the dynamic world of RNA molecules? If so, we invite you to embark on an exciting research journey with us!

🔬 About Us:

At the Computational Biology Research and Analytics (COBRA) Lab at the University of Alberta, we are at the forefront of cutting-edge RNA research. In collaboration with Dr. Lara Mahal (Professor of Chemistry and Canada Excellence Research Chair in Glycomics) we are seeking a highly motivated and talented postdoctoral researcher to join our team of passionate scientists. Our mission is to advance our understanding of RNA biology and its implications in various biological processes.

🧬 Position Overview:

– **Position**: Postdoctoral Researcher in RNA Bioinformatics

– **Location**: Edmonton, Alberta

– **Duration**: One year with possibility of extension

– **Start Date**: As soon as possible


Why Join Us?

– Work in a dynamic and collaborative research environment.

– Access cutting-edge technology and resources for your research.

– Opportunities for career development and networking.

– Competitive salary and benefits package ($70,000 per annum).

Join us in unraveling the mysteries of RNA and making a significant impact in the field of molecular biology. Apply today and become an integral part of our innovative research team!


As a Postdoctoral Researcher in RNA Bioinformatics, you will:

– Investigate and analyze RNA sequences to predict and determine functional RNA structures.

– Develop and apply state-of-the-art bioinformatics tools and techniques to elucidate RNA folding dynamics.

– Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of researchers to integrate computational and experimental data.

– Contribute to the development of novel algorithms and methodologies in RNA bioinformatics.

– Publish research findings in high-impact scientific journals.

– Mentor and collaborate with graduate students and research assistants.


– Ph.D. in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or a related field.

– Strong background in RNA bioinformatics and computational biology.

– Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, R, C/C++ and familiarity with relevant software tools.

– Experience in RNA structure prediction, and machine learning is highly desirable.

– Excellent communication and teamwork skills.

– A strong publication record demonstrating research productivity.

Additional Information:

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit the following application materials to Dr. Hosna Jabbari, Director of COBRA Lab at jabbari@ualberta.ca:

– Cover letter detailing your research interests and career goals.

– Updated CV with a list of publications.

– Contact information for three references.

Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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