Master’s Student in Bioinformatics Research (funded)

Location: Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Opportunity Description:

The Faculty of Medicine at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, in collaboration with the Marathon of Hope (MoH), is offering a unique opportunity for a motivated student to pursue a Master’s in Bioinformatics Research. This program is specially designed for those who wish to advance cancer research, with a particular focus on colon cancer.


– Learn and apply advanced data analysis techniques, including DNAseq, RNAseq, and ChIP-seq.

– Analyze genomic data generated from tissues of patients with colon cancer.

– Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of researchers in bioinformatics, molecular biology, and medicine.

– Contribute to research reports and the publication of results in prestigious scientific journals.

Eligibility Criteria:

– Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (computer science, bioinformatics, molecular biology).

– Strong motivation to learn sequencing data analysis and develop cancer research skills.

– Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

– Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.


– Opportunity to work on cutting-edge research projects sponsored by the Marathon of Hope.

– Access to state-of-the-art equipment and technologies for sequencing data analysis.

– Supervision by renowned researchers in the field of bioinformatics and cancer research.

– Financial support for the duration of the Master’s program.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a detailed CV, a motivation letter explaining their interest in the position and how they meet the eligibility criteria, along with the contact information of two academic or professional references.

Applications should be sent by email to Touati Benoukraf ( with the subject “Application for Master’s Research in Bioinformatics – MoH”.

Further details about the hosting team are available at the following link:

Application Deadline: May 15th, 2024

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, especially those who contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. Memorial University is an equal opportunity employer.

St. John’s, the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador, is famous for its warm atmosphere, colorful houses, and stunning coastal landscapes. Newfoundland offers wild nature and outdoor activities, set against a backdrop of rich maritime history. Living here means combining studies and adventure in the heart of the Atlantic.