Postdoc: Computational Health Genomics (Systematic Bayesian approaches to phenotype-centric variant interpretation)

University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Medical Genetics; Computer Science
Canada Alberta Calgary


We are seeking an ambitious and accomplished postdoctoral scholar to work in an exciting interdisciplinary research group working at the intersection of health genomics, population genetics, and computational molecular evolution. The fellow will work on a funded project developing new systematic, probabilistic approaches to phenotype-centric variant prioritization in poorly characterized rare genetic disorders of humans. This project builds on a variety of recent advances our group has made in component areas of the project, and combines the development of population genetic theory and algorithms, statistical modelling, machine learning, and multi-scale data integration approaches.

See some of our recent work on our GitHub site,
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About the University of Calgary
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About Calgary, Alberta
Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

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. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) awarded in last three years. Candidates will be considered with backgrounds in bioinformatics, genomics, computer science or related fields.

Start date

As soon as possible

How to Apply

To be considered, please email the PI with a current CV


A.P. Jason de Koning (jdekonin AT ucalgary DOT ca)

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