Career opportunities - Casual Research Assistant
|Position Title:||Casual Research Assistant (Graduate Student)|
|Work Location:||McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre (McGill University)
|March 1st, 2016
August 31st, 2016
|Posted date:||February 10th, 2016|
|Closing date:||February 16th, 2016|
|Submit application:||Dr. Hamed Najafabadi|
The Computational and Statistical Genomics (CSG) lab at McGill is recruiting a research assistant who is interested in applying computational methods to solving problems related to functional genomics and regulation of gene expression. Successful applicants should have a B.Sc. in computer science or related areas, and have experience in applying computational methods to solving biological problems. Applicants with expertise in analysis of large-scale genomics data are particularly encouraged to apply.
Major duties and responsibilities
- Downloading high-throughput sequencing data from public databases
- Using and combining available bioinformatics tools, such as SRA Toolkit, SAMtools, BEDTools, and MACS to process data
- NOTE: Knowledge of these tools is not a pre-requisite, but applicants with experience in using them are encouraged to apply.
- Combining scripts that are written by group members, using shell scripts or similar, to process high-throughput sequencing data
- Implementing these scripts into automatic pipelines, using shell scripts or similar
Education / Experience
- Research Assistant – minimum requirement: Master’s student
- Completed a B.Sc. degree in computer science or related areas.
Other qualifying skills & abilities
- Exceptional communication and organizational skills
- Familiarity with Linux, computer programming, and web content development
- Preferred experience with large-scale genomics data
- Ability to work both independently and as a team member in a multi-disciplinary environment
McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to further diversification.