Graduate Student Position in Bioinformatics, Université de Montréal

Graduate student position (PhD) in bioinformatics available

A position is available to identify (primary and secondary structure)  motifs involved in a novel RNA trans-splicing process that we discovered  recently (Marande & Burger 2007, Science 318:415). Predicted motifs and postulated mechanisms will be the basis for in  vitro experiments, which, in turn, will help to narrow the search space  of in silico analyses. More information about the laboratory’s research program is available at


Robert-Cedergren Centre for Bioinformatics and Genomics, biochemistry department, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Canada.

Training background:
MSc in bioinformatics or bi-disciplinary training in molecular biology & computer science. The candidate will enroll in the bioinformatics PhD programm of the Universite de Montreal.

Methods and tools in pattern searching, motif prediction, RNA secondary structure prediction, gene prediction. Programming expertise in Perl, C(++), Java on the Unix/Linux platform.

Starting date:

Interested candidates are encouraged to send their CV, addresses for potential reference letters, student transcript, and Master thesis (electronic form) to

Gertraud Burger, PhD
Robert-Cedergren Centre for Bioinformatics and Genomics
Département de Biochimie
Université de Montréal, Pavillon Roger Gaudry
2900 Blvd Eduard-Montpetit
Montréal, Québec, H3T 1J4, CANADA
Email: (Subject:”PhD-bioinfo”)

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