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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 7/4/2020

Reference Number: 000001327
Posted Date: 6/17/2020
Closing Date: 7/4/2020

Department: LTRI Pathology And Laboratory Medicine
Position: Bioinformatician and Data Analyst

POSITION TITLE  Bioinformatician and Data Analyst
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Regular Full Time
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 hours per week
REPORTS TO  Principal Investigator


Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute is one of the world’s leading centers in biomedical research. The research activities are focused around understanding the function of human genes and how genetic pathways and environmental factors lead to the development of human diseases. The research programs at Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum make extensive use of genomics, proteomics and related technologies. A Bioinformatician and Data Analyst position is available at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum with a focus on investigation of the underlying genetic susceptibility factors associated with COVID-19. This is an excellent opportunity to conduct cutting-edge bioinformatics research, develop novel methodologies and apply bioinformatics tools in a multidisciplinary setting.


The Advanced Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory (AMD) at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital (MSH), Sinai Health System, is a clinically certified laboratory that conducts molecular diagnostic testing for the Greater Toronto Area and the province of Ontario and serves as an international reference centre for molecular diagnostics.


  • Execute next-generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis packages, maintain and troubleshoot NGS analytical pipelines, and manage mass data storage and backup.
  • Assist group members with machine learning and data mining methods and support diverse data analyses strategies
  • Analyze, interpret and reporting of genetic findings
  • Report development
  • Assist group members with data visualization
  • Managing data transfers
  • Manage computational assets and IT essentials.
  • Maintain or create laboratory databases.
  • Maintain or create laboratory websites


  • Minimum of a B. Sc. In computer science, molecular biology, or bioinformatics; M. Sc. preferred
  • Expertise in scientific languages R and Python required; experience with C++ or JAVA.
  • Training in NGS data analysis packages and pipelines preferred but not essential e.g. GATK best practices
  • Interpreting and reporting genetic variation in relation to the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics guidelines for interpreting sequence variation.
  • Interfacing with third party software applications and vendors
  • Fluency with statistics/biostatistics and data mining methods are desired.
  • Strong initiative to carry out independent research on data analysis problems and excellent problem-solving skills is an asset.
  • Ability to work in a diverse and inter-disciplinary environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  

In accordance with Institute’s policy and legislated health and safety requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials, completion of a health review, and demonstrating proof of immunity and vaccination status of vaccine-preventable diseases.

The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute is a scent sensitive environment and all members of the community are expected to refrain from wearing or using scented products while visiting or working at the Institute. We also support a barrier-free workplace supported by the Institute’s accessibility plan, accommodation and disability management policies and procedures. Should you require accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, including accessible job postings, please contact the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Human Resources Department.


Posting open until July 4, 2020. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

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