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Job title:  Bioinformatics research assistant
Qualifications: (detailed)  
• Previous work with Omics data • Experience with computer programming for bioinformatics COMP 3820 (Intro to bioinformatics algorithms) • Experience with programming languages: R, Perl and/or Python • Advanced statistics education (STAT 2000)
Duties and responsibilities: 
This person will be working as part of a research team to help interpret large-scale 'omics data and how it contributes to infectious diseases pathogenesis. The responsibilities will be to develop and improve computational tools to interpret large-scale proteomics data, report on research findings, and contribute to scientific manuscripts.
How to Apply
Deadline:  2017-02-28
University level:  Undergraduate, Graduate
Application method:  Email
Required application materials: 
        -   Resume
        -   Cover letter
        -   Transcript
        -   A statement indicating the school, program and year
            that you are currently enrolled in.
Notification process: 
Decision expected: 
The Project
Project title:  Bioinformatic tools to understand host immunity to HIV
Project description: 
Description of our research team: The Proteomics Group headed by Dr. Burgener at the JCWilt Infectious Disease Research Centre uses state-of-the art proteomics, systems biology, and computational techniques to investigate host immunity to infectious diseases, with a focus on HIV. The applicant will join an active international research program in partnership with several HIV prevention clinical trials. Dr. Burgener’s lab is funded by CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) and the NIH (National Institutes of Health). The student will have to opportunity to join a large international team of scientists and researchers (>40), comprised of several principle investigators, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students and technical staff. Opportunities for international travel will be a component of this position. ----------- Project description: This position will work in concert with our Bioinformatics team to development of novel bioinformatics tools and programs for analysis of large-scale biological related datasets, to interpret data, to better understand host-pathogen interactions. We require that the applicant be self-directed and possesses critical thinking skills, as well as the ability to troubleshoot and de-bug software. The successful applicant will also be responsible for assisting database structure to organize the laboratory’s proteomic workflow. This position will provide the student with an opportunity to apply computer programming skills to understand important questions about human diseases, the potential to co-author scientific manuscripts, and travel internationally. This has the potential to lead to a full-time permanent position.
Researcher/Supervisor:  Dr. Adam Burgener
Faculty:  Faculty of Medicine
Dept/School:  Medical Microbiology
Job Terms
Number of jobs:  2
Job dates:  ASAP to [tbd]
Hours per week:  35
Salary:  $18.00 to $20.00/hour or commensurate with experience

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