CancerCare Manitoba located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada is a provincial agency which provides clinical and academic services and leadership for cancer control and the treatment of blood disorders. We invite applications for the position of:

394 - Bioinformatician

CancerCare Manitoba Research Institute (CCMR) - MacCharles

Competition #: 394 - 21

Closing Date: January 31, 2022

  • Permanent
  • Full-Time
  • (1.0 EFT)


CancerCare Manitoba Research Institute is working with the Genomics discipline at Shared Health Diagnostics to adopt Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and micro-array technology using the Illumina platform for routine clinical diagnostics and basic cancer research related projects. The discipline will require its own start-to-end bioinformatics pipeline to integrate with the clinical and basic cancer research workflows.




  • PhD or Master’s degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science or related discipline
  • Two years of experience developing and validating a bioinformatics pipeline for cancer genomics.
  • Experience managing and working with NGS data is required; in particular large RNAseq, ChIPseq and ATACseq datasets. Previous experience in working with single-cell genomics platforms and single-cell analysis would be advantageous
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in the use of existing bioinformatics tools such as NextGENe®, Geneticist Assistant®, ANNOVAR, as well as biological databases
  • Experience with the Illumina sequencing platforms
  • Familiar with version control system
  • Able to legally work in Canada

Will be assessed During the Interview Process:

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills


  • Knowledge of Manitoba eHealth environment
  • Understanding SQL database development
  • Ability to speak French

Salary: Non-Union - Compensation based on qualifications

Additional Information:

Direct care workers are required to either be vaccinated for Covid-19 or to participate in on-going regular Covid-19 testing pursuant to Orders made under The Public Health Act C.C.S.M. c. P210.  Successful applicants will be notified at the time of offer of the applicability of this requirement for this position.


This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Search, an Adult Abuse Registry Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred.

CancerCare Manitoba is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment processes and work environment. If you are contacted by CancerCare Manitoba regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if accommodation measures must be taken to enable you to apply and be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

We thank all that apply and advise that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Please submit a detailed cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements for this position along with a current resume which references the Competition Number to:

CancerCare Manitoba
Human Resources Services
675 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3E OV9