University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Post Doctoral Fellow in our Research Program.
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The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.
University Health Network (UHN) is a research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN have made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. Research across UHN's five research institutes spans the full spectrum of diseases and disciplines, including cancer, cardiovascular sciences, transplantation, neural and sensory sciences, musculoskeletal health, rehabilitation sciences, and community and population health. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.
We are seeking an experienced professional to fill the key role of Post Doctoral Fellow in Liquid Biopsy under the auspices of the Cancer Genomics Program, to lead translational research projects in a highly interdisciplinary environment. The Cancer Genomics Program is a research program at the Princess Margaret (PM) that has established the core infrastructure for collecting and storing liquid biopsies from cancer patients for future research by PM scientists and clinicians collaborating across the institution. PM is home to leaders in the Liquid Biopsy field, including Drs. Lillian Siu, Trevor Pugh, Daniel De Carvalho, Scott Bratman, Hanson He and many others. Ongoing and future work will pursue innovative approaches to liquid biopsy analysis to maximize clinical translation and patient impact.
The successful candidate will have an outstanding research track record during his/her PhD as evidenced by published high-impact work in computational biology, bioinformatics, data science, or related fields with a focus on cancer, genetics, and/or epigenetics. Candidates with expertise in liquid biopsies, genomics/epigenomics/transcriptomics, statistical modeling, and AI/machine learning approaches in biomedicine are especially encouraged to apply. Programming experience from prior research and familiarity with high-performance computing environments would be considered strong assets. The successful candidate will be expected to have strong communication skills and the ability to work well as part of a team.
- A PhD degree in computational biology, bioinformatics, computer science, health sciences, or related disciplines is required
- PhD must be obtained within 5 years of start date
If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.
November 4, 2019 CLOSING DATE: Until filled
For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.
University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.