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Open Positions

~ Positions are available for a January 2024 start date ~

Bioinformatic Postdoc

The Integrative Viromics Lab (aka. Gregory Lab) in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary is seeking a highly motivated bioinformatic postdoctoral fellow broadly interested in viral ecology and evolution. The Postdoctoral fellow will lead/be involved in the development of multiple bioinformatic pipelines involved in improving viral discovery, viral genome reconstruction, and in silico viral-host linkages. 


For informal queries please contact gregory.annc [at] with your CV and cover letter. The position is funded for up to 3 years, but early inquiries can allow us to work together to find postdoctoral fellowships


Required Skills

  • PhD in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, or Computational Sciences by January 2024

  • Comprehensive understanding of microbial and phage genetics

  • Experience with interfacing and working with large public databases (e.g. NCBI, EBI, JGI and PDB)

  • Excellent knowledge of at least one scripting language (Perl or Python) 

  • Experience with machine learning is preferred but not required

  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills

Lab Technician / Manager

We have an exciting new Lab Technician / Manager (depending on experience) post in the Integrative Viromics Lab (aka. Gregory Lab) in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary who will support the establishment of a gut phage culture collection and the daily functions of the lab. 


You will perform a range of functions, from generating scientific data to everyday management of laboratory resources and databases. You will be responsible for organizing and maintaining media, plates, and bacterial and bacteriophage stocks. You will also coordinate the intake of samples from field work and clinicians. 


Experience in basic microbiology and molecular biology techniques together with strong experimental, analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills is required. Previous knowledge of anaerobic culturing in anaerobic chambers and/or with anaerobic bottles and culturing phage is strongly preferred. A BA or MA degree in microbiology or similar is desirable.


For informal queries please contact gregory.annc [at]


Key Accountabilities

  • Perform laboratory experiments in support of the gut phage culture collection

  • Liaise with lab members about intake, storage, and cataloging of samples

  • Maintain laboratory reagents and equipment

  • Source and negotiate with suppliers for a range of items including specialist parts/equipment 

  • Support purchasing and contract maintenance 

  • Maintain a safe/compliant working environment

  • Assist with the completion and updating of a safety paperwork

  • Maintain broad and up-to-date health and safety knowledge providing support/advice to others

  • Oversee local record keeping, inventory and asset management

  • Mentor junior staff (where applicable)

  • Any other duties within the scope of general lab maintenance

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