125 days ago

University of British Columbia



, British Columbia


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Research Associate

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The Michael Smith Laboratories at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver invites applications for a Research Associate position in Computational Biology to join the laboratory of Dr. Marco Marra. The successful candidate will support a dynamic interdisciplinary team of scientists and trainees in the area of cancer genomics and precision medicine.


The successful Research Associate will co-lead projects, contribute to and lead the analysis of unique and large-scale sequencing datasets (including single-cell and long-read sequencing), and build and nurture collaborations with internal and external investigators. Responsibilities will include the design and application of robust computational workflows to analyze large-scale ‘omics data, particularly single cell data. The Research Associate will be involved in a range of projects in both supporting and co-leading capacities, with opportunities to learn new skills and contribute to research directly and indirectly.


Applicants are expected to have completed their PhD in a relevant discipline such as bioinformatics or genome science and have at least five years of experience in a closely related research field, such as cancer research. They are required to have a strong computational background coding in R and/or Python in a Unix/Linux environment, be familiar with single-cell genomics dataset analysis, and have demonstrated a rigorous ability to extract both biological and technical information from large-scale high-throughput sequencing datasets. Applicants must also have a strong publication record that demonstrates their strength in genomic dataset analysis.

Additional Information:

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application that highlights their experience, a detailed curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and contact details for 3 references. Application materials should be submitted no later than the posting end date.

Application materials should be submitted to the UBC Careers portal at


This position will begin ASAP. This is a full-time term appointment subject to annual renewal. The expected pay for this position is $66,924 per year. Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.



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