Bioinformatics Manager

Organization
McGill University
Job Location
Montréal, QC
Canada
Job Description

Position summary:

The group of Prof. Guillaume Bourque, Director of the Canadian Center for Computational Genomics (C3G) at McGill and Director of Bioinformatics at the McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Center, seeks an experienced Bioinformatics Manager. Under the direction of Prof. Bourque, the Bioinformatics Manager will head the Research Projects and Development Unit at McGill’s C3G at the McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Center. Responsible for leading all software development projects within the platform including implementing, testing and upgrading software and tools, addressing software issues for new technologies and protocols, and supervising staff. Responsible for the successful completion of funded research projects within the unit. Contributes substantially to planning new innovative bioinformatics projects.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead all aspects of software evaluation and development within the bioinformatics platform. In particular, lead the development and implementation of new methods for MPS data analysis and other high-throughput technologies.
  • Manage a team of software developers and bioinformaticians. This includes dealing with all human resources issues, including recruiting, planning and following up on yearly objectives, managing daily activities, coordinating leaves and holidays and resolving conflicts.
  • Manage unit finances. This includes estimating costs for software development projects, managing time spent on each project, monitoring personnel resources and making adjustments as needed, and ensuring yearly budgets of the unit are balanced.
  • Prioritize, dispatch, manage and provide follow-up when needed on all software development projects.
  • Work closely with intramural research group to facilitate the development and the implementation of robust and scalable pipelines for new functional genomics assays.
  • Contribute substantially to the planning of new innovative bioinformatics projects through contributing to grant writing.
  • Lead the evaluation of commercial and open-source bioinformatics solutions that could be integrated into the center’s analysis pipelines.
  • Provide guidance to students on the platform and incorporate the tools they develop as appropriate.
  • Lead all aspects of software evaluation and development within the bioinformatics platform. In particular, lead the development and implementation of new methods for MPS data analysis and other high-throughput technologies.
  • Manage a team of software developers and bioinformaticians. This includes dealing with all human resources issues, including recruiting, planning and following up on yearly objectives, managing daily activities, coordinating leaves and holidays and resolving conflicts.
  • Manage unit finances. This includes estimating costs for software development projects, managing time spent on each project, monitoring personnel resources and making adjustments as needed, and ensuring yearly budgets of the unit are balanced.
  • Prioritize, dispatch, manage and provide follow-up when needed on all software development projects.
  • Work closely with intramural research group to facilitate the development and the implementation of robust and scalable pipelines for new functional genomics assays.
  • Contribute substantially to the planning of new innovative bioinformatics projects through contributing to grant writing.
  • Lead the evaluation of commercial and open-source bioinformatics solutions that could be integrated into the center’s analysis pipelines.
  • Provide guidance to students on the platform and incorporate the tools they develop as appropriate.

 

Requirements

Education/Experience:

Undergraduate degree (Bioinformatics, Statistics, Computer Science or related field)
Five (5) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities:

A PhD and Postdoctoral experience is highly desirable. Experience in software development, bioinformatics or genomics is needed. Python knowledge plus in-depth knowledge of Java, perl, git, and bash. Good understanding of statistics is a plus. Experience in organizing, lecturing in training workshops, managing a program a budget and staff is desirable. Must have strong oral communication and writing skills in French and English.

How to Apply

Please submit your application and CV at recruit@computationalgenomics.ca using the words “Bioinformatics Manager” in your subject line.

Applications must be received no later than September 11, 2015 at 5:00 PM.

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