Ontario Genomics-CANSSI Ontario Postdoctoral Fellowship in Genome Data Science


This Postdoctoral Fellowship will provide salary support for up to two years for an early career investigator pursuing research in the areas of statistical genetics, environmental genetics, or the economics and impacts of genomic technologies, in a climate-changing world. We seek to support research projects that focus on statistical methodology and tool development, including computational tools, that integrate data and make it available to a wide number of users. In particular, candidates combining ‘omics data with other data to overcome challenges, especially as it applies to the environment and climate change, are encouraged to apply. Research projects that bridge taking data from the lab into the real world (commercial, governmental, etc.), apply tools to datasets and link the datasets in meaningful ways (for policy development, implementation, etc.), establish frameworks that allow consistent comparison of results, and that give an understanding of the limitations and opportunities, are of particular interest. Examples include, but are not limited to:

· Addressing climate change, food systems, sustainability, etc.

· Natural resources in biodiversity, reflecting localized data and values

· Life cycle inventory and analysis data that can be used to support the circular bioeconomy

· Robust methods that incorporate the diversity of populations and data”

The Fellowship offers two-year salary support for up to $50,000 per year for postdoctoral fellows undertaking full-time research. Candidates are responsible for selecting, contacting, and securing the commitment of two mentors to jointly supervise them in their project.

November 1, 2022, at 11:59 pm (ET)

Ann Meyer, Advisor, Sector Innovation & Programs, Ontario Genomics
Ph. 416-673-6587



Esther Berzunza, Program Manager, CANSSI Ontario
Ph: 416-689-7271

Read all requirements and then submit a completed application form (opens week of July 4).

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Applicants are responsible for finding, contacting, and securing the commitment of two (2) mentors to jointly supervise them for the duration of the fellowship.

The two proposed supervisors must be from different academic divisions at a CANSSI Ontario member university or at their affiliated research institutes, where at least one is a faculty member with a PhD in statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology, computational biology, genomics, or computer science. The second supervisor can be from any other field. The expertise provided by the two supervisors should complement each other and provide the applicant with a broad perspective.

Both proposed supervisors must provide, in writing, their commitment to supervise and to guide the research work of the candidate. Only PDF files will be accepted, with a maximum size of 2 MB per file.

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Upon receipt of all materials and documents, including both letters of support from the two (2) proposed supervisors, an acknowledgement of receipt and completion will be emailed to the applicant. 

Application form opens: Week of July 4, 2022.

Application form closes: November 1, 2022.

Application evaluated: November 2-30, 2022.

Candidates and their mentors are notified (by email) of the decision: Weeks of December 5 and 12, 2022.

Release of final results: Weeks of December 15 and 22, 2022.

Only candidates who accept the offer will be posted on the CANSSI Ontario and Ontario Genomics websites.

Applications will be evaluated and an awardee will be selected by the fellowship adjudication panel. 


Funding decisions will be disclosed to each applicant and their supervisors by email. The name of the successful applicant will be publicly announced on the CANSSI Ontario and Ontario Genomics websites.