Bioinformatics Consultant (MT0144, IST1E, Grade 03)

Job Category: 
Term positions for management and excludeds

Position Summary: 

The Canadian Center for Computational Genomics (C3G) at McGill University offers a stimulating and rewarding working environment, where projects bring concrete contributions to the advancement of research in fields such as human health and the environment. Our team is composed of people that are passionate about what they are doing, and that work with cutting edge sequencing technologies and high performance computing equipment. Learn more about why McGill is an exciting place to work:

C3G develops customized and case-by-case bioinformatics solutions as well as an extensive suite of open-source software, including bioinformatics analysis pipelines ( used by multiple academic institutions, and many data access and analysis portals. Since 2011, C3G has completed more than a thousand bioinformatic analysis projects for over 600 distinct groups of researchers across Canada.

Primary Responsibilities: 

Under the supervision of the Bioinformatics Manager, the Bioinformatics Consultant will perform analysis at the McGill’s Canadian Center for Computational Genomics (C3G). He will contribute to the development of analysis pipelines associated with Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) instruments. He will participate to the technical development group and perform statistical analysis to facilitate genomics data interpretation. He will work closely with the C3G team, and scientists at the center. He will be exposed to a wide variety of novel sequencing technologies, bioinformatics approaches, and state of the art computing resources in a dedicated facility for high-throughput sequencing and large-scale genomic studies.

  • Participate to the Technical Development group and provide Standard Operation Procedure and analysis.
  • Use and develop analysis pipelines using in-house and 3rd party tools or algorithms, and incorporate them into specialized analysis workflows.
  • Participate in the development of bioinformatics solutions for the analysis of complex genomic datasets.
  • Update and extend bioinformatics tools and software methods used or developed at the C3G.
  • Provide detailed reports with analysis results and descriptions of methods used.
  • Contribute to problem-solving discussions.
  • Provide regular internal reports regarding the progress of projects (oral presentations).
  • Keep online documentation up-to-date, explaining the services offered and the analysis methods used.
  • Stay informed of the most relevant bioinformatics practices in genomics.
  • Manage several analysis projects at the same time.

Minimum Education & Experience: 


Three (3) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills And/Or Abilities: 

Three (3) years of experience in bioinformatics or genomics research; Bachelor or Master’s degree in related field preferred. MSc in Bioinformatics, Statistics, Computer Science or related field an asset. Experience in bioinformatics or genomics research. Excellent understanding of statistics is a must. Experience with Python is a requirement. Good knowledge of R, git, and bash is needed. Additional programming experience (perl and java) is an asset. Experience in using HPC environment. Experience lecturing in training workshops is desirable. Good communication skills, spoken and written in French and English are also required.

How to Apply:

Please submit your application online at

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The deadline to apply for this position is December 20, 2018 at 5:00 PM.

*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*

We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, the Faculty of Medicine will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

Employment Equity:

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) at angela.campbell [at] or 514-398-1660.

Faculty of Medicine
Salary Range: 
(Grade 03) $46,300 - $57,900 (midpoint) - $69,500
Twelve (12) months
Reporting to: 
Bioinformatics Manager
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