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Post-Doctoral Fellow - Cancer Bioinformatics: Prostate Cancer Biomarker Research - Temporary full-time 2023-5610

Toronto, ON
  • Number of positions available : 1

  • To be discussed
  • Contract job

  • Starting date : 1 position to fill as soon as possible


About Us: Dr. Arun Seth’s laboratory is seeking a highly motivated and self-driven postdoctoral candidate with a keen interest in cancer bioinformatics, specifically within the context of prostate cancer biomarker research. Our primary research focus revolves around gaining a deeper understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying prostate cancer progression and metastasis. The laboratory specializes in the study of cell signaling and functional genomics in prostate cancer, with a particular emphasis on the roles of miRNAs. We employ cutting-edge technologies, including Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) systems and Nanostring's nCounter analysis system, to evaluate prostate cancer biomarkers.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Utilizing and integrating various methodologies, software, computational tools, and databases to explore the molecular intricacies of cancer.
  • Identifying and validating novel biomarkers for personalized medicine in prostate cancer.
  • Proficiently utilizing cloud-based data software platforms for scalable and flexible analysis.
  • Conducting genomics and expression data analysis across multiple platforms, including NGS systems, Nanostring's nCounter Analysis System, and the ROSALIND software platform.
  • Collaborating closely with molecular/cell biologists and clinician scientists.

Qualifications: To be considered for this position, candidates should possess:

  • A Ph.D. in Bioinformatics or a related field.
  • Strong programming skills in languages like Python, R, or Perl.
  • Proficiency in using bioinformatics tools and databases.
  • Experience with statistical analysis and data visualization.
  • A minimum of one to two years of relevant postdoctoral experience, complemented by a proven track record of high-quality publications.
  • A strong grasp of biological concepts and experimental methods commonly used in molecular biology and cancer biology.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken, in advanced English.

Location: Our lab is located within the Biological Sciences Platform at the Sunnybrook Research Institute, offering access to a vibrant research environment in Toronto.

Application Details: Interested candidates are encouraged to submit the following application materials to []:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Cover Letter
  • Copies of relevant publications

We appreciate all applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



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