Postdoctoral visiting fellow in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Cereal Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Winnipeg, MB

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An immediate three-year postdoctoral visiting fellow position of bioinformatics and computational biology is available at Cereal Research Center, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. This position focuses on the flax genome sequence assembly and finishing, SNP discovery and genotyping by sequencing, genome database development, and bioinformatics tool and algorithm development for next-generation sequencing. This position is supported by funds from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. This position is located in Winnipeg and Morden, MB, Canada.

Ph.D. in a related discipline (the natural sciences) from a recognized university within the past five years and a strong publication record.
Demonstrated experience with computer programming. Expertise in at least one of C, C++, Java, Python or Perl is a must.
Experience with managing large datasets and database administration.
Expertise with the UNIX/Linux platform.
Experience with sequence assembly, alignment, genomic sequence analysis, functional genomics, and genotyping. The ideal candidate will have experience with next-generation sequencing data processing.
The candidate is expected to simultaneously work on multiple projects, involving an interdisciplinary team of scientists across multiple laboratories.
Experience in high-performance computing, biostatistics or population genomics is a plus.

$47,234 per year (one year, renewable for up to two more years)

Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status is not required. Please see details for application at Also applicants should submit a CV and contact information for 3 referees to:

Dr. Frank M. You
Cereal Research Center, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Winnipeg, MB