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Position: Research Associate - Biological Data Science
Institution: University of Calgary
Department: Biological Sciences
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Duties: This position will focus on the development of cutting edge visualization and analysis algorithms for biological data generated from metabolomics and genomics experiments performed on the blood clinical samples from patients with infectious diseases in Alberta over last 30 years. The Research Associate will work on the statistical modelling, analysis and patter recognition across three major scales – protein-gene (proteomics/genomics), resulting metabolite (metabolomics) and health outcomes (Calgary Lab Services/Alberta Health Services). The expected outcome would be analytics platforms allowing high-accuracy identification of drug-resistant strains and on-the-fly guidance on the best antibiotic intervention
Requirements: This position is ideal for a data scientist interested in performing in depth analysis of big data (up to 1 Peta-bytes) with proven experience in chemistry/biochemistry. PhD in area of Computational Biophysics/Chemistry/Biology/Computational Chemistry is required. At least 5 years of post-PhD experience in the field of computational biology and biological machine learning is required. Interest in molecular biology, genomics and proteomics. Proven expertise in applications of Machine-Learning techniques to biochemical problems (Deep Learning expertise is an asset) is required. Proven expertise in Python coding, HPC computing and code optimization is required. Knowledge of WHMIS
   
Text: Research Associate in Biological Data Science, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science Job ID: 16704 Updated: Yesterday Location: Main Campus Position Overview The Department of Biological Sciences in the Faculty of Science invites applications for a Research Associate . This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 1 year (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension. The Precision Infection Management (PIM) program is a collaborative research effort at the University of Calgary that began in 2017, which involves research teams based at the University of Calgary, Calgary Lab Services, MIT-Broad Institute and Harvard University School of Public Health. In 2018, The PIM has received major boost through Genome Canada Large Scale Applied Research Project program. PIM occupies new state of the art computational and experimental laboratories in the U of C‚ Biological Sciences building. The Biological Data Science group consists of three core faculties joined by diverse and talented team of staff, students and post docs, as well as many collaborators on campus and internationally. We work on various projects where clinical data, metabolomics and genomics information obtained for clinical isolates may improve precision medicine and prescription practices for the infection diseases. This includes research related to combatting antibiotic-resistance emerging nationally and globally. PIM initiative is supported by research funding from the University of Calgary, Province of Alberta, Genome Canada and Canadian Institutes for Health Research. The Research Associate will report to the Principal Investigator and leader of the Biological Modelling and Data effort of PIM initiative. They will also be involved into software and database development activities with the Alberta Innovate Translational Health Chair - Metabolomics. Regular collaboration with other team members in the context of clinical and biological data is expected and encouraged. The research associate will conduct her/his own software development and computational experiments as well as provide support and mentoring to other team members (e.g., grad students, undergraduate project and summer students, visitors, etc) who need to set up similar experiments. Research Associates work 35 hours per week and are part of the AUPE group. This position will focus on the development of cutting edge visualization and analysis algorithms for biological data generated from metabolomics and genomics experiments performed on the blood clinical samples from patients with infectious diseases in Alberta over last 30 years. The Research Associate will work on the statistical modelling, analysis and patter recognition across three major scales - protein-gene (proteomics/genomics), resulting metabolite (metabolomics) and health outcomes (Calgary Lab Services/Alberta Health Services). The expected outcome would be analytics platforms allowing high-accuracy identification of drug-resistant strains and on-the-fly guidance on the best antibiotic intervention. This position is ideal for a data scientist interested in performing in depth analysis of big data (up to 1 Peta-bytes) with proven experience in chemistry/biochemistry. Position Description Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to): Technical Development of data processing workflow for sample processing, metabolomics, proteomics, genomics, and clinical data. Development of computational tools for monitoring quality control in the sample preparation and analysis workflow. Development of statistical models for integrating clinical data with biochemical datasets and identifying clinically significant biochemical traits of microbes. Extension of machine-learning and statistical modelling to metabolomics dataset. Maintenance and participation in the PIM portal. Development of kinetic models for description of bacterial metabolic networks. Data organization, visualization and analytics for biological data acquired from analytical biohemistry techniques such as GC-MS, NMR and genomics. Reporting and Publications Publication of results in peer-review journals is expected. Maintain a clear and well-documented log of all data. Meet with supervisor regularly (e.g. monthly meetings, as well as interactions on a day to day basis) to provide update on status of experimental results. Presentation of results to the EBG research group in weekly lab meetings (e.g. once a month) and if necessary to industry sponsors. Other Manage time effectively to complete project work and contribute yearly research updates to program sponsors. Perform other duties, as assigned by the Research Supervisor. Contribute on a daily basis towards a positive working environment within a large and diverse team of colleagues working in the PIM group. Qualifications / Requirements: PhD in area of Computational Biophysics/Chemistry/Biology/Computational Chemistry is required. At least 5 years of post-PhD experience in the field of computational biology and biological machine learning is required. Interest in molecular biology, genomics and proteomics. Proven expertise in applications of Machine-Learning techniques to biochemical problems (Deep Learning expertise is an asset) is required. Ability to multi-task and deal with some repetitive tasks. Strong organizational and time management skills. Good verbal and written communication skills. Must be comfortable working in a diverse research team and have good interpersonal skills. Proven expertise in Python coding, HPC computing and code optimization is required. Knowledge of WHMIS. Ability and willingness to teach and mentor early career scientists (e.g. graduate students). Application Deadline: December 5, 2018 We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority Additional Information This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Technical Job Family, Phase II ($31.81 - $46.05/hour). To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website . About the University of Calgary The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university - a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca . The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. 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