PhD or postdoctoral position in Bioinformatics/Computational Biology/Systems Biology

University of Regina

Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Applications are considered from a highly motivated individual to join our laboratory as a PhD student or as a postdoctoral fellow with strong interest in the areas of bioinformatics/computational biology/systems biology at the University of Regina’s (UofR) Research and Innovation Centre. Our research activities are aimed to characterize the networks of interactions, underlying major cellular processes in humans for understanding the global molecular wiring of the cellular processes and identifying novel therapeutic targets as well as therapies for the treatment of human diseases. The individual will use the state-of-the-art biochemistry, genetics, and computational methodologies such as R and Bioconductor packages to generate and analyze high-throughput data set, including the development and implementation of artificial intelligence, new computer methods and algorithms to generate interaction networks. The candidate will perform high-quality research and will also benefit by working closely with the experimental and computational biology groups at the University of Regina and Toronto. The successful PhD candidate will be eligible for a departmental stipend through teaching assistantships for pursuing the doctorate program, and will devote time towards the fulfillment of departmental requirements as well as research objectives.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a Master’s or PhD degree in computational biology, bioinformatics and systems biology with excellent academic records and training in human biology and biomedical sciences. The individual should have experience in handling high-throughput data analysis such as single-cell RNA-Seq, genetic or protein interaction networks, chemical genetics screening, and programming skills including R scripting, Perl, Python and Java. Individual with prior experience in both computational and wet (experimental) labs is a plus.

The PhD candidate will be registered in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, depending on the qualifications, and will work in Dr. Babu’s laboratory (, which is located in the new state-of-the-art research and innovation centre at the UofR, which houses world-class research facilities. The individual should be driven, enthusiastic, independent thinkers with strong interpersonal skills, and ability to work independently and efficiently in a team environment. This position requires candidate with excellent communication skills in English, both verbal and written, and should have proven expertise in writing research articles, and strong desire to publish high-quality research papers.

To apply please send a single PDF file containing a covering letter describing your research experience and interests, a CV, and contact information of at least three references to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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PhD or postdoctoral position in Bioinformatics/Computational Biology/Systems Biology