Bioinformatician/Project Manager

McGill University
Job Location: 
Montreal, Quebec
Job Description: 

We seek an experienced Bioinformatician for a short-term (1 year) posting in a multidisciplinary team of biologists, plant genomicists, and bioinformaticians as part of a Genome Quebec/Canada-funded project at McGill University (VEGI; Value-directed Evolutionary Genomics Initiative). The project aims to identify functional non-coding regions of agronomic importance in mustard family plants using comparative genomics, population genomics, and experimental techniques.
The candidate will be responsible for managing and developing VEGI servers and be involved in High-throughput sequencing analyses of plant tissue, especially of the Brassicaceae family (sequencing analyses, assembly, and annotation); research on the detection and analyses of conserved on coding regions under evolutionary selection and research on the identification and function of small RNAs. The candidate will also be expected to carry out project management duties including the writing of quarterly reports, preparation of financial statements and liaison with McGill and Genome Quebec administrative departments.


Qualifications: The successful candidate will hold an MSc or PhD in Biology with demonstrable extensive experience in sequence analyses of plants. However, candidates with other qualifications, but demonstrative experience in the above field will be considered.
Experience: Candidates should have proven research experience and a strong publication record. Solid analytical, computing, and statistical skills are required and the candidates should be comfortable working in a UNIX/linux environment. FORTRAN, C or C++, a scripting language (e.g., Perl), and a statistical environment (e.g., R) will be useful particularly as applied to analysis of large Illumina, 454 and Pacific Biosciences datasets.
Apply: The position is funded for one year. Salary is commensurate with training and experience. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, and names of two references before August 31, 2013.

Contact Information: 

Dr. Thomas Bureau,
Department of Biology,
McGill University,
1205 Docteur Penfield Ave,
Room N4/1,
Montreal, Quebec, CANADA, H3A 1B1;
Office: (514) 398-6472;
Fax: (514) 398-5069;