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    Opportunity: BIOINFORMATICS Analyst @ Institut de recherches cliniques de Montreal (IRCM) -- Montreal, Canada
    Submitted by Benjamin Haibe-Kains; posted on Thursday, August 30, 2012


    The Institut de recherches cliniques de Montreal (IRCM) is a clinical and biomedical research center affiliated with the Universite de Montreal bringing together nearly 450 people: investigators, students, postdoctoral trainees and administrative personnel. The Institute is seeking candidates to fill the following position.


    The successful candidate will work in the collection, management, interpretation, and analysis of biological/clinical data, with a focus on high-throughput sequencing data. His/Her time will be devoted to IRCM's Bioinformatics Core Facility (BIF), under the Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics laboratory headed by Dr. Benjamin Haibe-Kains. BIF handles data processing requests from different research labs at IRCM and the analyst will be interacting with researchers and getting their requests to completion. The candidate will be responsible for advanced genomics analysis and should therefore have a solid background in biostatistics. He/She will be writing specific programs to process experimental data, and should be comfortable handling Unix system administration tasks, like bioinformatics software installations and upgrades, queue management, etc.


    • M.Sc. in bioinformatics, computer science, the life sciences, or a related field with a minimum of 2-5 years related experience
    • Displayed experience with next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies like RNA-seq, Chip-seq, among others
    • Experience with tools commonly used for NGS sequence processing like: TopHat, CuffLinks, CuffDiff, MACS, MEME Suite, Genome Browser and others, in addition to experience with different bioinformatics resources like NCBI and Ensembl
    • Strong background in Unix based environments
    • Proficiency in programming using languages like Java/Python/Perl/C++
    • Experience with statistical programming in R is an asset
    • Excellent problem-solving and organizational skills
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a deadline driven environment
    • Knowledge of French and English is required


    Full time position with an initial two (2) year contract (renewable).


    The IRCM offers a competitive range of benefits.


    Please submit your resume and cover letter no later than September 30, 2012 stating: Bioinformatics Analyst contest at: benjamin.haibe.kains[at] or mail to:

    Dr. Benjamin Haibe-Kains

    Institut de recherches cliniques de Montreal (IRCM)

    110, Avenue des Pins Ouest
    Montreal (Quebec) H2W 1R7

    Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The IRCM provides equal employment opportunities to all.



    Sept 30th, 2012

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