University of Montreal



, Quebec


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Masters, PhD

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The Caron Lab ( is seeking a senior bioinformatician who will be in charge of all bioinformatics aspects in the laboratory of Dr Etienne Caron.

Etienne Caron is Principal Investigator at the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center and Associate Investigator at the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC). Dr. Caron’s laboratory has an internationally recognized expertise in systems biology and immunopeptidomics. His team is interested in the development and application of next generation mass spectrometry technologies for the discovery of novel immunotherapeutic targets in cancers and infectious diseases, pediatric leukemias and COVID-19 in particular. More recently, Dr. Caron joined the CoVaRR-Net canadian network to investigate the impact of SARS-CoV-2 mutations on T cell immunity.



The candidate will be the senior bioinformatician in the Caron Lab. Specifically, the candidate will:

– Participate in the bioinformatics analysis of genomics, proteomics and immunopeptidomics data related to pediatric cancers and COVID-19

– Support team members in various types of analyses and data visualization

– Actively participate in the preparation of scientific publications

– Be involved in various local, national and international collaborations

– Work in close collaboration with the bioinformatics and the proteomics platforms at the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer

– Participate in CoVaRR-Net meetings on a bi-monthly basis and present the results obtained

– Participate in local, national and international conferences

– Participate in the writing of research grants



– University degree in bioinformatics (2nd or 3rd cycle)

– Expertise in genomics and proteomics

– Expertise in data visualisation

– Knowledge of R and Python with Unix Experience

– Demonstrated ability to publish research work in peer-reviewed journals

– Demonstrate initiative and autonomy in his/her work

– Ability to work collaboratively at the local, national and international level

– Demonstrate a passion for research

– Communication skills in English (spoken and written) are necessary



Additional Information:

About IRIC ( IRIC was created in 2003 to fight the disease. The Institute stands out for its research model unique in the country, combining the complementary expertise of 29 Investigators with that of a research maturation team. IRIC can also rely on its 10 core facilities and a Drug Discovery Unit, made up of the country’s largest team of medicinal chemists and of biologists in an academic setting.

About CHU Sainte-Justine ( The Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine (CHU Sainte-Justine) is the largest mother and child centre in Canada and one of the four most important pediatric centres in North America. It is affiliated with the Université de Montréal, located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

About CoVaRR-Net ( CoVaRR-Net (Coronavirus Variants Rapid Response Network) is a network of interdisciplinary researchers from institutions across Canada, created to contribute to the Government of Canada’s overall strategy to address the potential threat of emerging variants of SARS-CoV-2. The mandate of this network is to coordinate, facilitate, support and accelerate rapid response research across Canada.



Pediatric cancer








data visualization

mass spectrometry



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