EDIT: Applications have now closed for this position and applicants are being evaluated
Human Genetics Scientist
Athletigen - Halifax, NS
Athletigen is a sports genetics startup that aims to discover how people do amazing things. We have a core scientific team with extensive knowledge of human genetics and its widespread effects on different athletic and non-athletic traits. Our goal is to become the biggest and best sports genetics company. We will offer extensive personalized training tools based on genetics and simultaneously build an engaged community of athletes, coaches, and scientists.
As a Human Genetics Scientist at Athletigen you will join a fast-paced and creative team in building a personalized genomics product people will love. A major part of our platform is generating content for our web application by mining genetics research papers for markers that affect athletic performance, human physiology, and other relevant traits. Your primary role will be to identify candidate markers and associated scientific literature that provide the best information to our users. You will then engage in translating scientific information into useful content for users in collaboration with other team members. As part of the Athletigen Scientific Team you also may be engaged in research collaborations with outside partners, engage in internal research, be involved in scientific publications, and participate in other content writing for end users.
The person we’re seeking would have the following make-up:
*Education: PhD (Preferred), MSc with 1+ years of additional research experience and relevant publications may be considered
To be a part of the Athletigen team, any applicants must have a strong work ethic and be self-motivated. The ability to manage time effectively and complete tasks independently is a must. We are seeking team players who can complete tasks in an independent manner but will also seek guidance and advice from fellow team members when required and in a timely fashion. The ideal candidate will be living in, or willing to relocate to, Halifax but remote work may be considered for the right individual. Individual’s without a PhD but who possess an MSc and appropriate research experience may be considered.
Contact: Please send a resume and cover letter or drop into our office at Volta Labs on 5415 Spring Garden Rd. Halifax, N.S.