101 days ago

McGill University, the Neuro



, 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.

Under the direction and supervision of Bioinformatics BRAINCODE lead (Javad Nadaf, PhD), and based on your skills and interests, you will perform advanced bioinformatics analyses, to interpret biological data, such as variant calling, annotations, single-cell, single-nucleus and spatial transcriptomics (large datasets from our platform), single cell Multiome, and other omics data of brain datasets, as well as managing datasets and benchmarking new bioinformatics tools.


Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and update 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; or an undergraduate or graduate degree in biology with at least 3 years of experience in programming.
  • Excellent understanding of omics data, with experience in sequence alignments and somatic variant calling.
  • Strong programming skills using different languages, including Python, bash and R.
  • Strong skills in using and programming in HPC environment and developing and updating omics pipelines.
  • Great at teamwork.
  • Communication skills in English or French, spoken and written.
Additional Information:

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

To apply for these positions, please email your CV and Cover letter to javad.nadaf@mcgill.ca

We appreciate all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted



variant calling

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spatial transcriptomics


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