Post Doctoral Researcher

Application Period: April 28, 2020 - May 27, 2020

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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Contact: tricia . bernier @ mcgill . ca

•Position title: Postdoctoral fellow in Bioinformatics of RNA subcellular localization

•Brief description of duties:

The RNA zipcode project is a genomics and bioinformatics project supported by Genome Canada, Genome Quebec, and AmorChem.

It aims to identify mechanisms of RNA subcellular localization and exploit them for various biotechnological applications. The project is a tight collaboration between three teams: Eric Lécuyer (IRCM; molecular biology and genomics), Mathieu Blanchette (McGill; bioinformatics and machine learning), and Jérôme Waldispühl (McGill; RNA bioinformatics). It involves the development and integration of several bioinformatics and machine learning approaches, and their application to large in-house genomics data sets. The project has a strong potential for the creation of a spin-off company in the near future.

Within the project, the fellow will develop new bioinformatics and machine learning tools, and analyze publicly-available and in-house data to shed light onto the mechanisms of RNA regulation, with a focus on subcellular localization. There will be significant opportunities for methodological innovation and for creating new biological insights that will then be validated experimentally. The research will involve a tight interaction with both wet-lab researchers, bioinformaticians, and machine learning experts.


- Hold a PhD (or have submitted PhD thesis) in the general area of bioinformatics

- Assets include:

                - Experience in machine learning

                - Experience handling large-scale genomics data sets

                - Solid software development experience

                - Experience with RNA biology

                - Ability to work in a multidisciplinary research environment

•Name of the immediate Supervisor: Mathieu Blanchette

•Work schedule: 35 hours/week

•Working hours: Flexible

•Location of work: McGill University, downtown campus

•Salary information: As per McGill guidelines

•Planned  start of  appointment: As soon as possible