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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Biology

Applied Mathematics
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario CANADA
The salary range for this position is $50-$60K. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.
Closing date
Dec 27, 2020
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Department of Applied Mathematics

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Biology

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo, with a flexible start date between January to July 2021.  This is a one-year fellowship with the possibility of renewal for two additional years.

We are interested in hiring a PhD graduate with the background in bioinformatics and computational biology. The successful candidate should have strong computational skills, and will work with Prof. Anita Layton. Prof. Layton’s research group use computational tools to better understand complex biological processes, including diabetes, hypertension, and aging. The successful candidate will work in a dynamic and vibrant lab with a proven track record of outstanding achievements. They will establish interdisciplinary collaborations and spearhead cutting-edge research projects. They will also have the opportunity to work with undergraduate and graduate research assistants. For more information about the research group, see

Applicants should have the following qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in computational biology, statistics, computer science, mathematics, physics, or a related discipline.
  • Proficiency in programming, including Matlab, Python, and R.
  • Relevant research experience with a proven publication record.

More information about the department can be found at

The University of Waterloo regards diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to employment equity and accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage applications from women, Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) peoples, persons with disabilities, members of diverse gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. At Waterloo, you will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and collaborate with an international community of scholars and a diverse student body, situated in a rapidly growing community that has been termed a “hub of innovation”. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will receive priority in the recruitment process.

The University of Waterloo understands the impact that career interruptions (e.g. parental leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate's achievement and encourages potential candidates to explain in their application the impact this may have on their record; this information will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process.

The University of Waterloo (including the Waterloo, Kitchener, and Cambridge campuses) is situated on the Haldimand Tract, land that was promised to the Haudenosaunee of the Six Nations of the Grand River, and is within the territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabe, and Haudenosaunee peoples.

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The application deadline is December 31, 2020 or until position is filled.

Application for this fellowship is through the website  Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a research statement to  Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted through website.

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, eligibility, or a request for accommodation during the hiring process, please contact: Prof. Anita Layton ( We appreciate all replies to this advertisement, but only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

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