Research Associate -

Application Period: Aug. 13, 2019 - Aug. 20, 2019

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Contact: sheryl AT cs DOT

Research Associate Position


We apply human-computing and crowdsourcing techniques on a gaming platform to offer a solution to the production of high-quality multiple sequence alignments for very large read data sets for microbiome research. We are currently searching for a Lead Scientist / Project Director

This project is co-led by Jérôme Waldispühl (McGill), Attila Szantner (Massively Multiplayer Online Science), Sébastien Caisse (Gearbox Software Quebec), Mathieu Blanchette (McGill) and Rob Knight (UCSD).


·         Scientific coordination of a multi-site scientific project involving industry partners

·         Design and customize a research agenda, monitor the progresses, adjust the objectives

·         Interact with other bioinformatics and microbiology team members to fine-tune the scientific pipeline

·         Develop visualization and human-computing systems for molecular and cellular biology

·         Contribute to interactions with industry partners to define crowdsourcing solutions

·         Validate the scientific integrity of data and methods transferred to collaborators

·         Participate to the supervision of graduate and undergraduate students

·         Participate to the redaction of scientific papers or reports to the funding agencies and partners.

S   Start Date:October 1st, 2019 (Earlier start is possible)

       Duration: 3 years (possibility of extension)

       Hours: Full time position

       Salary: $27.18 - $38.42 per hour, as per McGill Guidelines, depending on qualifications and experience



·         Hold a PhD degree in microbiology, bioinformatics or related fields

·         Solid background in molecular biology and microbiology

·         Experience in interdisciplinary research

·         Asset: Experience in programming and/or human-computing

     How to apply: Send your CV and cover letter