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Location Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics 950 West 28th Avenue Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4 Canada
Category Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Group Faculty – Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department CMMT
Tenure Full-time; Grant funded
Overview Computational biology post-doctoral positions are available at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada). This position in the laboratory of Dr. Wyeth Wasserman, focus on the analysis and interpretation of genetic alterations in the human genome sequence. This position is coupled to recently funded projects, providing the right candidate with a strong and stable opportunity to work in a highly collaborative environment.

Position Summary

The Wasserman laboratory analyzes regulatory sequences controlling when and where genes are transcribed. We are looking for postdoctoral candidates interested in transcriptional regulation. The ideal postdoctoral candidate will develop innovative computational approaches to characterize, analyze, and interpret cis-regulatory elements in the human genome. The project will either focus on the identification of mutations in whole genome sequence data likely to disrupt the activity of genes or the applied design of cis-regulatory sequences for application in gene therapy. The work will include aspects of machine learning, model development, and large-scale data analysis. The ideal candidate will have an interest in developing novel computational approaches based on emerging knowledge from laboratory studies.


This position is intended for a computational biologist within 3 years of completion of a PhD. Demonstrated experience with computer programming is required. The ideal candidate will have experience in both the life sciences and computation, but applicants with a strong background in one domain may be considered if interest in interdisciplinary research is apparent.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a CV, the names and contact information for 3 referees, and a brief statement about career goals to:

Dr. Wyeth W. Wasserman
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
University of British Columbia
Vancouver BC

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