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Job Posting: Staff Scientist, Cancer Immunology Informatics

October 30, 2014
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There is a new position at the BC Cancer Agency Genomic Sciences Centre, with the responsibility for processing and analyzing large multidimensional data sets in order to better understand the adaptive immune response to cancer and inform new  immune-based cancer interventions in upcoming clinical trials.  Retrospective and prospective tumor genome and transcriptome analysis will be performed and integrated with flow cytometry data, immuohistochemisty data, clinical metadata, and other data types.

Candidates are being sought who have a recent PhD or equivalent in bioinformatics or a related field, proficiency with scripting in languages such as Perl, Python, R and SQL, plus familiarity with HPC infrastructure.  Preferred candidates will have a strong track record of productivity in research and a keen interest in decoding the complexity of the adaptive immune system and applying this information to improving cancer interventions.  Supervisory experience would be an asset and strong communication skills are required.

The individual will join a dynamic group of researchers at the Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (http://www.bcgsc.bc.ca/) working collaboratively at the interface between genomics, oncology and immunology.  The Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre is a department of the British Columbia Cancer Agency Research Centre and the largest genome centre in Canada with  more than 300 staff, a network of clinical collaborators, and extensive infrastructure for high-throughput sequencing and bioinformatics, conventional molecular and cell biology, plus access to facilities for flow cytometry and mouse transgenics.  The centre is a non-profit research organization supported by the BC Cancer Foundation and competitive public research grants.

To apply please send a letter of application, current CV, and contact information for three references to bcgscjobs@bcgsc.ca , attention to Dr. Robert Holt. Your interest in the position is greatly appreciated, but only applicants who are being considered for the position will be contacted.  Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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