Join our team

The lab is (re)opening in April 2022 at Western University, London, Ontario (Canada). As we embark in this new journey, we have several undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate positions available for individual interested in single-cell molecular technologies, bioinformatics and data science,

More about about the lab’s values and what to expect as a member

Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. We invite applications from all qualified individuals. Our lab is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Vanessa by email: vdumeaux@uwo.ca or by phone 519-661-2111 ext. x86806.

Graduate positions

New students can join the lab via the Anatomy and Cell Biology or Biochemistry graduate programs. Students in the lab have the opportunity to join the Western’s Collaborative Specialization in Machine Learning in Health and Biomedical Sciences program.

Prospective students should send their C.V. along with 2-3 references to vdumeaux@uwo.ca. Please ensure that you describe your previous training, research experience or other items you deem relevant to the position.

Possible research topics include:

  • Identifying signatures to predict treatment response in breast cancer
  • Single-cell genomics of immune responses to cancer
  • Microbial single-cell transcriptomics

Applicants with a background and/or prior experience in bioinformatics, data science, microbiology or immunology will be preferred. Unfortunately we cannot respond to all emails.

Bioinformatics positions

Bioinformatician - epigenomics

My collaborators and I have a bioinformatician position open related to a project in sperm epigenomics and paternally-driven birth defects. The project is led by a multidisciplinary team comprised of Prof Sarak Kimmins and clinical collaborators in Montreal, providing an excellent training environment. This is a CIHR funded project and involves the analysis of transcriptomic and epigenomic profiles of sperm cells and matched embryos. Additionally, there are opportunities to work on projects that bridge academia and biotech industry.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Master’s or PhD degree or proven track record in bioinformatics, computational biology or data analysis
  • expertise in manipulation, analysis, and visualization of high-throughput genomics data
  • programming experience using R and/or Python. Duration: 2 years (but with potential for longer) Salary: up to 65K / year depending on experience + benefits Location: Canada (London, Ontario)

Please send your application to vdumeaux@uwo.ca. Applications will be reviewed continuously until the position is filled. Unfortunately we cannot respond to all emails.