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 Bioinformatician (research assistant)

Institution / Department:
Laboratory of Dr. Daniel Sinnett
CHU Ste-Justine / Université de Montréal

Description:
We seek a bioinformatician to contribute to various analysis pipelines associated with ultrahigh-throughput DNA sequencing instruments including but not limited to ABI SOLiD, Illumina HiSeq200. Research applications utilizing these platforms include exome sequencing, whole-genome sequencing, whole-transcriptome sequencing (RNA-Seq) in a cancer genomics context. Responsibilities will include using in-house and third party software and algorithms to take sequence output and conduct specialized downstream bioinformatics analyses, and working closely with other members of the bioinformatics and sequencing teams to develop bioinformatics solutions for the analysis of complex large-scale datasets, particularly in the context of cancer.
Candidates should have a minimum of a MSc in Computer science, bioinformatics or a related area (or BSc with 3+ years of work experience). Applicants with computing skills and a strong interest in biological problems from a numerate discipline (engineering, physics, mathematics, biophysics) are also encouraged to apply. Candidates should have expertise in Unix/Linux operating systems, be skilled in the use of MySQL databases and have strong knowledge of programming and scripting languages like Perl, Python, Java, C++. Knowledge of statistical analysis languages such as R is a plus.

This promises to be an exciting and challenging role with the opportunity to work with the latest sequencing technology in an academic research environment.

Application deadline :
Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the job is filled

Contact :
Interested candidates may send a letter of interest and CV including names and addresses of referees to :
Dr. Jasmine Healy at jasmine.healy[at]umontreal.ca