Research Internship in Machine Learning and Bio-informatics
Job Posting # 925084
Site: Toronto General Hospital Research Institute
Department: Schroeder Arthritis Institute
Reports to: Senior Scientist
Hours: 25 hours per week
Salary: $25 CAD per hour (salary commensurate with candidate experience and consistent with UHN Compensation Policy)
Status: Temporary Part Time
Posted Date: September 29, 2023
Closing Date: October 29, 2023
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Toronto General Research Institute at University Health Network and i4Health Research Lab at York University are seeking applications for a Research Internship with an interest in building new innovative methods in Machine Learning (ML) and deep learning for biomarker discovery. This is an exciting and interdisciplinary opportunity to work alongside top clinicians and AI scientists to develop groundbreaking ML tools. You will explore a wide range of topics, including but not limited to deep representation learning, multimodal learning, and analyzing multi-omics data to identify patterns or pathways of gene activity that could help explain clinical presentations, immune system abnormalities, and observable characteristics in individuals experiencing post-COVID-19 conditions.
Conduct literature reviews to understand the latest research in the application of ML to multi-omics and biological data in post-COVID-19 condition and identify relevant papers and approaches
Develop ML models to analyze, visualize, and build low-dimensional representations of biological sequence data associated with patients with post-COVID-19 condition
Use ML models to combine clinical and biological data resulting in the categorization of patient subtypes for post-COVID-19 conditions
Analyze the results of ML models, interpret findings, and visualize outcomes
Disseminate the findings and outcome of the analysis and research experiments at high-impact journals and conferences
Interested in ML for healthcare!
BSc in a STEM program (Science, Technology/Computer Science, Engineering, Math), Bioinformatics, or adjacent disciplines such as Health or Life Sciences at the graduate level;
Understanding of basic concepts in molecular biology and human genetics
Proficiency in ML and statistical analysis for tasks such as classification, clustering, and prediction in biological datasets.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Proficiency in Linux environment, using git-based workflows, and writing in Python/R
Nice to have:
- proficiency in using bioinformatics software and packages for gene expression analysis and large-scale multi-omics data
understanding of immunology principles including knowledge of immune cell types, cytokines, and immune response mechanisms
any experience in analyzing high-throughput multi-omics data and/or Electronic Health Record
Why join UHN?
In addition to working alongside some of the most talented and inspiring healthcare professionals in the world, UHN offers a wide range of benefits, programs and perks. It is the comprehensiveness of these offerings that makes it a differentiating factor, allowing you to find value where it matters most to you, now and throughout your career at UHN.
Competitive offer packages
Government organization and a member of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP https://hoopp.com/)
Close access to Transit and UHN shuttle service
A flexible work environment
Opportunities for development and promotions within a large organization
Additional perks (multiple corporate discounts including: travel, restaurants, parking, phone plans, auto insurance discounts, on-site gyms, etc.)
Current UHN employees must have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, to be eligible for consideration.
Vaccines (COVID and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their requirements known in advance. Any information received related to an accommodation will be addressed confidentially.
University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.