Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Cancer Biology

Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
post-doctoral fellow salary + benefits
Dec 14, 2017
Feb 14, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Cancer Biology:

Translational Research in Lymphoid Malignancies

@ Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (Toronto, Canada)

The Kridel lab is seeking a talented postdoctoral fellow to lead key research projects that are ongoing in the lab. The research will focus on one or more of the following topics: (i) single cell RNAseq; (ii) quantifying and modeling tumour evolution; (iii) analysis of multi-dimensional next-generation sequencing datasets. The PDF will design and carry out experiments to address key questions in the above topics and lead the writing of scientific manuscripts. Highly motivated individuals with a desire to make an impact in the field of cancer genomics are encouraged to apply.

For representative projects please consider the following references:

Required qualifications

The PDF should hold a PhD degree in bioinformatics, computer science, statistics or molecular biology and possess exceptional computational skills. Excellent communication skills are required, as is the willingness to work in a team environment.


We have an interest in B-cell lymphomas and are focusing on scenarios that are associated with poor outcome such as early progression after treatment, transformation to aggressive lymphoma and relapse in the central nervous system. We are applying cutting-edge tools to primary patient samples to unravel tumour heterogeneity and to develop novel, innovative biomarkers to predict outcome in lymphoma. Furthermore, we are leveraging novel findings from discovery platforms to elucidate mechanisms of lymphoma pathogenesis and treatment resistance. Our ultimate goal is to improve patient outcomes through a better understanding of the diversity of responses to treatment and by tailoring therapy to each individual patient. See our lab website for further information:

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (PMCC) is one of the top 5 cancer centres in the world. PMCC is a teaching hospital within the University Health Network and affiliated with the University of Toronto, with the largest cancer research program in Canada. This rich working environment provides ample opportunities for collaboration and scientific exchange with a large community of clinical, genomics, computational biology and machine learning groups at the University of Toronto and associated institutions, such as the Ontario Institute of Cancer Research, Hospital for Sick Children and Donnelly Centre.

How to apply

Submit a CV, a copy of your most relevant paper, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references to The subject line of your email should start with “POSTDOC COMPBIO -- RKLAB”. All documents should be provided in PDF.