Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University

Postdoctoral Fellow



Application Restrictions

Open to both Internal and external

Job Type

Faculty (Tenure, Tenure Track, LTC)

Posting In effect from


Closing Application Date


Applications will be reviewed commencing the closing application date and may continue until the position is filled.

Instructional Type

Academic/Career(max 24 credits)

Faculty Type

Limited Term

Anticipated Start Date


Position End Date (If Applicable)



This project is about cancer research related to cancer genomics, and the application of machine learning to develop diagnostic tools for the clinical setting. The research is part of an ongoing paradigm shift in cancer diagnosis (classification) that received much attention recently. The automated recommender-based software tool can guide clinicians with disease diagnosis (classification). This work requires knowledge and experience in cancer research, next generation sequencing, and biomedical data analysis, while clinical research experiences will be considered as an asset .

The ideal candidate should have strong knowledge of Cancer Research especially Adult or Pediatric Brain Cancers. Clinical research experience in hospital setting will be considered as an additional merit. This position is also a part of collaboration with leading hospitals in Toronto. A short-list applicant ONLY will be contacted for a formal interview.


  • Collect various clinical and pathological information and establish biomarkers to build smart risk recommender.
  • Analyze clinical data and associated biological data with patient outcomes (treatment and survival).
  • Test machine learning models to the desired level of prediction accuracy.
  • Work with clinicians to analyze the explainable patient-specific decisions.
  • Publish significant results in national/international conferences and journal papers.
  • Communicate progress with supervisor and team members during periodic meetings.


    Pay Band

    $0.00 - $0.00 ( According to TRUFA Salary Schedule )


    Kamloops, BC CA (Primary)

    # of Hires Needed


    Organizational Unit

    Thompson Rivers University -> Faculty of Science -> Department of Engineering and Applied Science

    Diversity and Inclusion Commitment:

    Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to hiring based on merit with a focus on fostering diversity of thought within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous, Black and People of Colour, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

    NOTE: To learn more about Thompson Rivers University or living in Kamloops or Williams Lake please visit our Careers website. External Candidates invited to interview will be required to bring a copy of their transcripts to the interview.

    Job details


    Postdoctoral Fellow


    Thompson Rivers University




    November 16, 2023

    Application deadline

    November 29, 2023

    Job type

    Associate Professor/Professor


    Biology,Computer Science,Engineering,Medicine

    About the employer

    Thompson Rivers University (TRU) was established in 1970 as a public academic and Research University. Located in Kamloops, BC, Canada is the main campus of the university. Many global leaders and people in business have graduated from TRU. It has distance and online education programs with TRU Open Learning division.

    The inaugural convocation of TRU was held on March 31, 2005. The first official visit at the university was made by Prime Minister Paul Martin. On-campus, 15,500 students are studying a variety of programs.

    Programs are from these schools and faculties; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Adventure, School of Business and Economics, School of Nursing, Faculty of Education and Social Work, Culinary Arts and Tourism, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Student Development, and School of Trades and Technology.

    The university is in the vicinity of the commercial districts and residential areas. And next door to Tournament Capital Center that is Kamloops' biggest recreational centre. Also, the University offers various outdoor adventures and cultural activities around its campus.

    With TRU's World division, they have many international partners. With 26,000 studying students on the campus or through distance and online learning, the university provide 140 on-campus programs and 60 open learning programs. It has 2000+ employees including academic faculty, staff and administration.

    TRU provides its students with academic research, extracurricular activities for community services. Most students from are from China, India and Saudi Arabia with other 70 countries.

    33,000+ Canadian Alumni and 15,000+ International Alumni have graduated from TRU's undergraduate, graduate and vocational training programs. The TRU Alum stay connected with AlumNights that happen in Vancouver and Victoria. The notable alumni of TRU are Canadian actor Lorne Cardinal, Canadian novelist and former professor at the University of British Columbia, Steven Galloway; and Kamar Burke, Canadian retired professional basketball player.

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