Ontario Genomics-CANSSI Ontario Postdoctoral Fellowship in Genome Data Science

Ontario Genomics-CANSSI Ontario Postdoctoral Fellowship in Genome Data Science

June 15, 2022: We are pleased to announce a new joint funding opportunity from Ontario Genomics and CANSSI Ontario, the Ontario regional centre of the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute, establishing another joint Postdoctoral Fellowship in Genome Data Science.

This Fellowship will support the work of an early-career investigator pursuing research in the areas of statistical genetics, environmental genetics, or the economics and impacts of genomic technologies, in a climate changing world.

We seek to support research projects that focus on statistical methodology and tool development, including computational tools. We encourage applications from candidates combining \’omics data with other data to overcome challenges, especially as it applies to the environment and climate change.

Research projects of particular interest are those that:

  • Bridge data from the lab into the real world (commercial or governmental applications);
  • Develop tools and link datasets in meaningful ways for policy development and implementation; and
  • Establish frameworks and methods that allow consistent comparison of results, and that give an understanding of the limitations and opportunities.

Examples include:

  • Methods and tools to address climate change, food systems, and sustainability.
  • Methods and tools to address biodiversity, reflecting localized data and values.
  • Life cycle inventory and analysis of data that can be used to support the circular bioeconomy.
  • Robust methods that incorporate the diversity of populations and data.

The Fellowship offers two-year salary support for up to $50,000 per year for postdoctoral fellows undertaking full-time research at a CANSSI Ontario partner university or their affiliated research institutes. Candidates are responsible for selecting, contacting, and securing the commitment of two faculty members to jointly supervise them in their project, one being a statistical geneticist, genetic epidemiologist, or environmental epidemiologist.

Funding Availability: Up to two years.
Maximum Fellowship Value: $50,000 per year for up to $100,000 over 2 years.

Call for Applications Opens July 5, 2022.


Ontario Genomics is a not-for-profit organization leading the application of genomics-based solutions to drive economic growth, improved quality of life and global leadership for Ontario. Ontario Genomics plays a vital role in advancing projects and programs by supporting the development of their proposals, helping them access diverse funding sources, and finding the right industry partners to take this research out of the lab to apply it to the world’s most pressing challenges. Since its inception in 2000, Ontario Genomics has raised more than $1.27 billion for genomics applied research in Ontario and directly supported more than 9,100 trainees and jobs. We have 110+ active projects, 500+ impactful partnerships and have secured $1.34 billion in follow-on investments.

CANSSI Ontario is the Ontario regional centre of CANSSI–a national institute offering the leadership and infrastructure necessary to increase and further develop statistical sciences research in Canada and promote the discipline. CANSSI Ontario seeks to support data-intensive, interdisciplinary research and strengthen the network of statistical and data scientists in Ontario and across Canada. www.canssiontario.utoronto.ca.

Ontario Genomics
Michael Dorrington, Manager, Strategic Partnerships
Telephone: 416.673.6562
Email: mdorrington@OntarioGenomics.ca

CANSSI Ontario
Esther Berzunza, Program Manager
Telephone: 416-689-7271
Email: esther.berzunza@utoronto.ca

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