PhD candidate positions in bioinformatics/statistical genetics are available in Dr. Pingzhao Hu's lab at the Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics (BMG), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Canada. We develop and apply statistical and computational algorithms for analyzing big genetic and genomic data. For more detailed information about the research in the Hu lab, please see http://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/sites/default/files/Pingzhao_Hu.pdf
Applicants should hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in statistics, computer science, bioinformatics or a related quantitative area with B+ Grade Point Average (GPA) in the previous 60 credit hours of university study, or equivalent (normally two years). In addition, during this period there should be no grade less than C+ in core courses.
The candidate should have solid programming skills (R, Python and/or C, etc.), quantitative analysis background (machine learning, data mining, etc.) and acquaintance with Linux.
The candidate should also meet one of the following English test requirement (If he/she has not completed a degree in a English-speaking country):
University of Michigan English Language Examination Assessment Battery MELAB (80%); Test of English as a Foreign Language TOEFL– Paper-based test (550); Computer-based test (213) ; Internet Based iBT (80); International English Language Testing System IELTS (6.5).
The position is fully supported by a Research Assistantship (approximately 18k-20k CAD/year) for 4 years. He/she should send his/her CV and scanned transcript to Dr. Pingzhao Hu at firstname.lastname@example.org