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About SickKids

Dedicated exclusively to children and their families, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is one of the largest and most respected paediatric healthcare centres in the world.  As innovators in child health, we lead and partner to improve the health of children through the integration of healthcare, leading-edge research and education.  Our reputation would not have been built – nor could it be maintained – without the skills, knowledge and experience of the extraordinary people who come to work here every day.  SickKids is committed to ongoing learning and development, and features a caring and supportive work environment that combines exceptionally high standards of practice.

When you join SickKids, you become part of our community. We share a commitment and determination to fulfill our vision of Healthier Children. A Better World.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to work alongside the world’s best in paediatric healthcare.

Position Description

The research group of Dr. Lisa J. Strug is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to join a dynamic research team, focused on methodology development and genomic analysis of long-read sequencing data and of Cystic Fibrosis Genetics. The Strug academic research group is embedded with the genome centre environment of The Centre for Applied Genomics (TCAG; www.tcag.ca) at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.

One position is available in statistical genetics/genetic epidemiology.

Successful candidates will have a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree from a recognized academic institution in one of: statistical genetics, computational biology, bioinformatics, genetic epidemiology or a related discipline. A strong publication record and demonstrated ability to perform impactful research as part of a multidisciplinary, collaborative team are required.

Previous experience in genetic association with genotype array data and/or whole genome sequence is desired, as is previous experience in analyzing large-scale genomic data sets in a high-performance computing environment.

The position is for a two-year term, with the possibility of extension.

Our Commitment to Diversity

The children and families we care for are from a variety of communities, and so are our employees. We welcome and encourage everyone to join our organization and be part of our team.

When requested, SickKids will provide access and inclusion supports to eligible candidates to support their full engagement during the interview and assessment process.  Information received related to access or inclusion will be addressed confidentially.

Thank you for your interest in joining SickKids. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with our Hospital policy, employment at SickKids is conditional upon the Hospital’s receipt of all necessary documentation.

FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLYAs a health care institution, our highest priority is the safety of patients, families and staff.  As a result, we are adopting all prevention measures to ensure the safety of our patients, families and our staff.  Therefore, any offer of employment is conditional upon you submitting proof that you have been fully vaccinated with a Health Canada or World Health Organization (WHO) approved COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible and no later than fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the effective start date, in addition to satisfying any other condition(s) that may be set out in an offer.  If a candidate fails to satisfy this condition (or any other condition(s) set out in an offer), any offer of employment shall be immediately rescinded.

How to Apply

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