Job: Bioinformatics Scientific Associate: Ontario Institute For Cancer Research
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Position:    Bioinformatics Scientific Associate
Site:    MaRS Centre, Toronto
Department:  Transformative Pathology
Reports To:  Directors of Transformative Pathology and Informatics and
Bio-computing Platforms
Salary:  Commensurate with level of experience
Hours:  35 Hrs/week
Status:  Full-time, Permanent

For more information about OICR, please visit the website at

The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) is seeking a Bioinformatics Scientific Associate to be part of the biological pathways analysis group at OICR. The Bioinformatics Scientific Associate will be responsible for characterizing the functional consequences of gene mutations in human cancer cells, mapping mutations, copy number variations and changes in expression patterns to biological pathways, identifying potential druggable targets and forming testable hypotheses concerning the biological basis of various tumor types.

The responsibilities include: • Working innovatively on the problems of identifying the functional consequences of mutations in human neoplasms and neoplasm-related conditions and distinguishing nonfunctional “passenger” mutations from causal “driver” mutations; • Using informatics systems for classifying and visualizing mutations in their pathway context; • Working collaboratively with members of the Transformative Pathology and Informatics and Bio-computing Platforms to identify and solve other informatics problems that may arise; • Liaising with the information technology group to develop hardware and software specifications to support the responsibilities described above; • Providing high quality documentation, installation guides and other material to assist users in installing, configuring and using software that will be developed during the course of the Associate's employment.

QUALIFICATIONS • PhD in biology, biophysics, or computer science; • Experience working in the fields of biology, biochemistry or genetics; • One to three years of experience in bioinformatics or computational biology; • Substantial experience with developing and using pathway databases; • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team; • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills; • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

OICR is an innovative cancer research institute located in the MaRS Centre in the Discovery District in downtown Toronto. OICR is addressing significant challenges in cancer research with multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional teams. New discoveries to prevent, detect and treat cancer will be moved from the bench to practical applications in patients. The OICR team is growing quickly. We are innovative, dedicated professionals who bring expertise to each of our roles. We are looking for individuals interested in being part of a culture of excellence that will result in Ontario being recognized internationally as a leading jurisdiction for cancer research.

Launched in December 2005, OICR is an independent institute funded by the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation.

POSTED DATE: August 15, 2012 CLOSING DATE: Posted until filled

Interested candidates may apply here

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