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Graduate Student Opportunities in Cancer Epigenomics

Job Code: GS 02-26-18

We are looking for innovative students who are interested in pursuing a PhD in the Epigenomics Laboratory at the University of British Columbia. Our research applies cutting edge experimental and computational methodologies to develop and test hypothesis of functional genomic mechanisms driving rare and common forms of cancer.

The successful candidate will be embedded within a team of experimental and computational biologists and have access to a state-of-the-science epigenomic mapping pipeline and epigenomic datasets from primary cancer types and models.  The applicant will be expected to work independently and collaboratively with clinical and other domain experts with an ultimate goal of improving outcomes for cancer patients.  Students can choose from either a combined experimental and computational program or an exclusively computational track. 

To learn more about research in our labroratory, please see:

To learn more about pursuing a PhD degree at the University of British Columbia please see:

Qualifications: Exceptional students with demonstrated communication skills and undergraduate research experience.  Students seeking an exclusively computational PhD must have unix shell scripting and statistical training. 

Please send your CV and cover letter outlining career goals.


To Apply

Please send your resume with cover letter to

We request that you specify the position you are applying for by identifying the Job Code only (e.g. "GS 02-26-18") in the subject line of your emailed application.