Closure Date: July 31, 2019


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.

Posting 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; 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.

Commitment to Diversity

The children and families we care for are diverse, and so are our employees. All are welcome to join our unique organizational culture and be part of our inclusive team.

If requested, SickKids is proud to make available accommodations to support applicants with disabilities during the interview and assessment process. Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially. SickKids is also committed to providing services in both official languages and our preference is to hire employees who are fluent in both English and French whenever possible.

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.

How to Apply

Please email your CV and expression of interest to [email protected]