Research assiociate in biostatistics

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

 Date de prise de poste : 12 septembre 2022


biostatistics OMICS data





CHU de Québec, Université Laval



Québec, Canada


Job description

The bioinformatics laboratory of the research center of the CHU de Québec - Université Laval (CHUL) invites applications for a Biostatistician position. This full-time fixed term position is for approximately 12 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension. The Biostatistician 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 bioinformatics projects. 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 applicant will be involved in several projects where biostatistics are needed. The position 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):

  • Support the bioinformatics teams when advanced statistics are needed
  • Generate analysis figures
  • Keep a technological watch in scientific literature  
  • Propose new activities or new tools to test
  • Prepare software packages (including source code, help documents/wikis, and web or GUI interfaces) for public dissemination
  • Provide bioinformatics support and training to research staff and trainees with varying computer science backgrounds


Qualifications / Requirements:

  • PhD or Msc in a relevant area (Mathematics, Biostatistics, Statistics)
  • Knowledge of R and Python
  • Fluency with Unix 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (fluency in French or English is necessary)
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to work under pressure
  • 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 : 19 août 2022


Arnaud Droit

Offre publiée le 17 mai 2022, affichage jusqu'au 19 août 2022