graduate/postdoctoral positions in computational genomics/genetics of pain

McGill University
Montreal, QC
Job Description: 

The Human Pain Genetics lab ( is seeking highly motivated candidates who possess strong background in computer science, bioinformatics or statistics, with keen interest in solving problems related to the genetics and/or genomics of pain.

The candidate will make use of the lab's exclusive data sets as well as those in public databases to: 1) make specific predictions at the SNP, gene or pathway level about pathophysiology of pain, and/or 2) help explain or summarize existing findings in a bigger, integrated and unified concepts. Predictions can be experimentally verified using means of molecular biology, or at the whole organism level in an animal model of choice.

The candidate should have basic skills in unix, proficient in at least one programming language (R, perl, python, C/C++, etc), statistics, data visualization, and knowledge of public bioinformatics datasets and tools.

The Human Pain Genetics lab is part of the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain, at McGill University. The center groups researchers from the Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry and Science. Researchers focus on the study of pain. Being part of this world-wide recognized Pain Center not only facilitates an excellent environment for collaborations but also creates unique learning opportunities, and offers exposure to a variety of approaches in pain research. The center's approach is multi-disciplinary; bringing together people with expertise in bioinformatics, statistics, computational biology and chemistry, epidemiology, medicine and more.

Candidates should send a cover letter, a current CV, a statement of interest, and your references' email addresses, with this ad title as subject, to:
Dr. Marc Parisien (