Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Computational Biology and Cancer Genomics

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A new post-doctoral fellowship opportunity in computational biology and cancer genomics has opened at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre | University Health Network.

We are seeking an outstanding postdoctoral fellow to lead translational research projects in a highly interdisciplinary environment. Dr. Daniel De Carvalho, PhD and Dr. Scott Bratman, MD PhD are leading studies on liquid biopsies for cancer diagnosis and biomarker discovery. Their landmark studies on circulating cell-free DNA (e.g., Newman/Bratman et al, Nature Medicine 2014; Shen et al, Nature 2018) have led to new ways of examining cancer burden and tumor biology in patients. Ongoing and future work will continue to pursue innovative approaches to liquid biopsy analysis to maximize clinical translation and patient impact.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding research track record during their PhD as evidenced by published high impact work in computational biology, bioinformatics, data science, or related fields with a focus cancer, genetics, and/or epigenetics. Candidates with expertise in genomics/epigenomics/transcriptomics, liquid biopsies, statistical modeling, and AI/machine learning approaches in biomedicine are especially encouraged to apply. Programming experience for prior research and familiarity with high performance computing environments would be considered strong assets. The successful candidate will be expected to have strong communication skills and the ability to work well as part of a team.


• A PhD degree in computational biology, bioinformatics, computer science, health sciences, or related disciplines is required
• PhD must be obtained within 5 years of start date

Open until filled

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