Canadian epigenetics jobs and training opportunities

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow | BC Children's Hospital Research Institute 

A postdoctoral position is available to join an energetic and collegial group dedicated to enhancing the health of children. The successful applicant will work at the BC Children's Hospital Research Institute on this exciting collaborative project directed by Drs. Stuart Turvey and Michael Kobor. This position will be translational and interdisciplinary in nature aimed at examining whole genome DNA methylation and global gene expression in a large birth cohort dedicated to defining the origins of asthma.

Applicants should have a recent (<2 years) PhD or MD/PhD with a strong background and publication record in a relevant field (e.g. immunology, genetics, molecular biology). The position will rely heavily on statistical analyses so demonstrated expertise in statistical analysis is required. In addition, either experience in epigenetics or in processing of microarray data would be an asset. The position will commence as soon as possible.

Location: Vancouver, BC

Lab: Kobor Lab / Turvey Lab

Posted: 2017-05-29

Closing date: not stated

Contact: join.turvey.lab@gmail.com

Web Application Developer | Canadian Center for Computational Genomics (C3G) at McGill University

We are seeking a Web Application Developer to engage in the development maintenance of a number of web applications, including the International Human Epigenome Consortium (IHEC) Data Portal (http://epigenomesportal.ca/ihec/), GenAP (https://genap.ca) and other online resources.

Under the supervision of the Bioinformatics Manager, the Web Application Developer will implement and maintain client and server-side applications, extending the tools and technologies already in place using JavaScript, HTML, Python, MySQL, and so on. Short development cycles will involve small but frequent releases, and constant interactions with the bioinformatics platform team members.

Location: Montreal, QC

Posted: 2017-05-19

Closing date: not stated

Software Developer and HPC Integration Specialist | Canadian Center for Computational Genomics (C3G) at McGill University

Under the direction of the Bioinformatics Manager, the software developer and HPC integration specialist will participate in the planning, development, co-ordination, implementation and maintenance of information systems and genomic analytical pipelines developed at the McGill’s Canadian Center for Computational Genomics (C3G). This includes the integration of information systems strategy, policy and planning with all members of the projects, and the development and implementation of information system strategies that support the analytical needs of various projects. The chosen candidate will also work closely with members of McGill’s High Performance Computing (HPC) centre and other Calcul Québec staff members for the efficient integration of tools developed by the C3G with the Compute Canada infrastructure and other cloud-computing systems. The chosen candidate responsibilities will also include troubleshooting and supporting a variety of users using these tools.

Location: Montreal, QC

Posted: 2017-05-19

Closing date: not stated

Bioinformatics Specialist | Canadian Center for Computational Genomics (C3G) at McGill University

Under the direction of the Bioinformatics Manager, the Bioinformatics Specialist will perform advanced analyses at McGill’s Canadian Center for Computational Genomics (C3G). The chosen candidate will contribute to the development of analysis pipelines associated with Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) instruments. The specialist will be a member of the technical development group and perform advanced statistical analyses that facilitate genomics data interpretation. The specialist will work closely both with other members of the C3G team and scientists at the McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation center. The chosen candidate will be exposed to a wide variety of novel sequencing technologies, bioinformatics approaches, and state of the art computing resources in facility dedicated to high-throughput sequencing and large-scale genomic studies.

Location: Montreal, QC

Posted: 2017-05-19

Closing date: not stated

Postdoctoral Fellows and Students | Princess Margaret Cancer Centre - University Health Network

The Hoffman lab is seeking postdoctoral fellows for several projects in computational genomics and machine learning. Selected projects include:

  1. Integrating epigenomic and sequence data to better understand human gene regulation.
  2. Creating models of transcription factor binding that allow us to predict the effects of perturbations.
  3. Developing deep learning techniques to find novel behavior in multiple functional genomics datasets.

Required qualifications: Doctorate in computational biology, computer science, electrical engineering, statistics, or physics, obtained within the last five years. Submitted first-author or joint first-author papers in genomics or machine learning research. Experience in scientific programming in a Unix environment.

Not required, but preferred qualifications: Experience with epigenomics and graphical models. First-author papers published in peer-reviewed journals, refereed conference proceedings, or a preprint archive. Experience programming in Python, R, C, and C++.

Location: Toronto, ON

Lab: Hoffman lab

Contact: join@hoffmanlab.org

Posted: 2017-05-15

Closing date: not stated