Associé.e de recherche en génomique

 CDI de projets · IR  · 12 mois (renouvelable)    Bac+5 / Master   Laboratoire de biologie computationelle · Quebec (Canada)

 Date de prise de poste : 5 septembre 2022


omics data integrations machine learnings genomics


Job description

The bioinformatics laboratory of the research center of the CHU de Québec - Université Laval (CHUL) invites applications for a Bioinformatician position. This full-time fixed term position is for approximately 12 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension. The Bioinformatician will report directly to Arnaud Droit, principal investigator and director of the computational biology laboratory.

The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary team focused on developing and applying computational methods in various other OMICs-type projects, including cancer research, microbial metagenomics or proteomics. The team uses state-of-the-art methods to analyse high throughput sequencing to analyze patient cohorts and identify biomarker signatures that could potentially serve as diagnostic markers. These methods include standard bioinformatics protocols, but also more advanced approaches relying on machine learning and deep learning.

The position will take place in a context of an international collaboration with a private partner. It will start as soon as possible. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Construction of automated bioinformatic pipelines
  • Produce a deliverable in time summarizing the different steps
  • Generate analysis figures (Heatmaps, barplot, PCA…)
  • Perform differential analysis
  • Keep a technological watch in scientific literature  
  • Propose new activities or new tools to test
  • Prepares software packages (including source code, help documents/wikis, and web or GUI interfaces) for public dissemination
  • Providing basic assistance to users in pipeline execution and interpretation of results.
  • Provides bioinformatics support and training to research staff and trainees with varying computer science backgrounds


Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Msc or PhD in a relevant area (Computer science, Bioinformatics)
  • Understanding of concepts and principles of molecular biology and next-generation sequencing
  • Practiced understanding of how to develop bioinformatics pipelines
  • Experience with microbiome bioinformatic analysis tools
  • Knowledge of R and Python
  • Fluency with Unix 
  • Experience with data management and dataset manipulation
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (fluency in French or English is necessary)
  • Demonstrated communication, organization, problem solving, and interpersonal skills

To apply, contact Arnaud Droit: 

Université Laval

Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec - Université Laval

2705 boul. Laurier, R-5711

Québec (QC), G1V 4G2

Tel : 418-410-3050


Procédure :

Date limite : 26 août 2022


Arnaud Droit

Offre publiée le 17 mai 2022, affichage jusqu'au 26 août 2022