Computational Biologist - Genetics

Deep Genomics, Toronto/Remote North America Only

Creating A New Universe Of Genetic Medicines

Duration: Full-Time

About Us
Deep Genomics is a Toronto-based startup company that is building an AI-powered discovery and development platform to significantly expand the universe of medicines available for genetically-defined diseases. Founded in 2015, Deep Genomics brings together a multidisciplinary team of world-leading experts in machine learning, genomics, chemistry, and biology. Together we are on a mission to rapidly discover and develop oligonucleotide drugs for the treatment of patients with severe disorders of the liver, central nervous system, and eye.

Ideal Candidate
We are seeking a highly motivated computational biologist based at Toronto/ Boston/ North America (Remote) to contribute to our target discovery efforts by leveraging large scale human genetics and genomics data. The successful candidate will take on tasks including re-analysis of publicly-available and large-scale genetics datasets, such as the UK BioBank exomes, with the support of other team members (software engineers, statistical geneticists, machine learning scientists, genetics curation scientists), to reveal novel targets for therapeutic development. The ideal candidate has robust programming skills, is comfortable working in a high-performance computing environment, and has a good understanding of human genetics and biostatistics.


  • PhD in Computational Biology, Statistical Genetics or related fields.
  • Solid knowledge of Python or R, and Unix shell.
  • Experience working on large-scale human genetic and genomics datasets.
  • Good understanding of human genetics and interpretation of genetic variant data.
  • Working knowledge of biostatistics.
  • Solid peer-reviewed publication record.

Preferred But Optional Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with variant effect predictors.
  • Familiarity with systems biology (pathways, networks, etc.).
  • Familiarity with high performance computing environments.
  • More advanced knowledge of biostatistics and statistical genetics.
  • Direct experience with UK BioBank, One Million Veteran Project, TopMed or other large-scale human genetics datasets.
  • Industry experience in target discovery.

What We Offer:

  • A highly competitive salary and meaningful equity compensation.
  • Exceptional opportunities for learning and growth.
  • Leading role in developing the future of genomic analysis and therapy.
  • A bright, collegial, highly-motivated team working at the intersection of the most exciting areas of science and technology.
Deep Genomics thanks all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Deep Genomics welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

About Deep Genomics

Deep Genomics is using artificial intelligence to build a new universe of life-saving genetic therapies. The future of medicine will rely on artificial intelligence, because biology is too complex for humans to understand. At Deep Genomics, our geneticists, molecular biologists and chemists develop new ways of detecting and treating disease using our biologically accurate artificial intelligence technology.

Deep Genomics

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