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Bioinformatics / biostatistics master’s studentships

19 May 2010

Reliable interpretation of genomic and neurological information makes unprecedented demands for innovations in statistical methodology and its application to biological systems. This unique opportunity drives research at the Statomics Lab of the Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology (http://www.statomics.com). The Statomics Lab seeks new graduate students who will conduct original research involving the application of novel statistical tools to the analysis of transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, genome-wide-association data, and/or neuroscience data.

Each student will work toward an MSc degree in either the Biochemistry Program or the Mathematics Program at the University of Ottawa. Both programs provide the option of a Bioinformatics Specialization, and the Mathematics Program also offers a Biostatistics Specialization. Financial support is available.

Intellectual curiosity and high mathematical aptitude are essential, as is the ability to quickly code and debug computer programs. Strong self motivation and good communication skills are also absolutely necessary. The following qualities are desirable but not required: coursework in bioinformatics, computer science, numerical methods, numerical analysis, software engineering, statistics, and/or biology; familiarly with BUGS, R, S-PLUS, C, Fortran, and/or LaTeX; experience with UNIX or Linux.

To be considered, send a PDF CV that has your GPA and contact information of two references to dbickel@uOttawa.ca with either “Biochemistry” or “Mathematics” and any specialization in the Subject line of the message and with a cover letter in the body of the message. Only those students selected for further consideration will receive a response.

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