Comparative Genomics Bioinformatics Postdoctoral Research Fellow

We invite applications for a full-time post-doctoral position in the areas of genomic variant identification and comparative genomics. The research position will lead a computational effort to characterize the importance of large structural variants for plant genomes. Responsibilities include developing genomes/genomic data analysis, linking associated variants with functional knowledge, annotations and other key genomic features, and development of manuscripts; supervising duty might be assigned.

The position will require strong bioinformatics and computing background and skills in integrating and handling multi-dimensional biological datasets. Candidates with skillsets and experience in managing large genomes and statistical genetics will be preferable as well.

The successful candidate will have:

- A PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Genetics, or related fields

- Experience with handling large data, scripting and bioinformatics skills are required

The location of this position is at the University of British Columbia on the Vancouver campus, with some travel to Oklahoma State University, USA.  The length of the position is one year.  The start date is flexible.  Salary: 60-65,000 Canadian funds, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Candidates should prepare an application package with all required document as one combined PDF file. Required documents:

 - A cover letter addressing research interest, experience and skills that fulfill the requirements

- A full C.V.

- Most recent or most significant publications

- Contact information for 3 potential referees


Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Reference Number

Please mention reference number GPS-57504 in all your correspondence about this Postdoctoral Fellow position.

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