The Hu Lab

Bioinformatics and Statistical Genetics





















 










We are hiring......



We currently have three fully funded graduate student positions:


Position 1: This is a PhD student position funded by a CIHR team grant for 4 years ($21K/year). The student will be registering in The Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics or The Individual Interdisciplinary Studies Program (http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admissions/programs/interdisciplinary.html). The research project will be on developing computational methods for integrating multiomics data for disease prediction and biomarker discovery. The candidates for the position should have excellent background in life science or medicine with strong background in statistics or computer science.


Position 2: This is a PhD position funded by a CIHR grant for 4 years ($21K/year).The research project will be on developing deep learning models for identifying antibiotic molecules.  The candidates for the position should have excellent background in life science, chemical informatics and/or programming skills in R and Python.


Position 3: Co-supervising with Dr. Kirk McManus, the student will be registering in The Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics. The research project will be on developing computational methods for calling copy number variations (CNVs) from single cell sequencing data. The candidates (MSc) for the position should have excellent background in life science or medicine with strong background in statistics or computer science.


To apply for the positions, please send a CV, transcripts, English test (Applicants who have not received a degree from a English speaking country), related reports/publications written in English to Dr. Pingzhao Hu at pingzhao.hu@umanitoba.ca. The deadlines to apply for the positions can be found below.



Graduate Students


For applicants trained in computer science or computer engineering , you can apply for graduate student positions in my lab through Department of Computer Science (CS) (https://www.cs.umanitoba.ca/graduate/) or Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) (http://umanitoba.ca/ece/pros_students/grad/admissions.html).

For applicants with human genetics or bioinformatics background andstrong programming skill, you can apply for graduate student positions in my lab through Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics (BMG) (http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/health_sciences/medicine/units/biochem/9923.html).

For applicants trained in statistics, mathematics or biostatistics, you can apply for graduate student positions in my lab through Individual Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) Program between Department of Statistics, Department of Computer Science and Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics (http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admissions/programs/interdisciplinary.html).

Our BMG admission deadlines (http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admissions/programs/bio_chem.html) are

Start Date

BMG Deadline

(Canada/US)

Grad Deadline

(Canada/US)

BMG Deadline

(International)

Grad Deadline

(International)

September
June 1
July 1
March 1
April 1
January
October 1
November 1
July 1
August 1
May
February 1
March 1
November 1
December 1








Our CS admission deadlines (http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admissions/programs/computer_science.html) are


Start Date

CS Deadline

(Canada/US)

CS Deadline

(International)

CS UMGF and Entrance Award Deadline
September
June 1
February 1

December 15

(https://www.sci.umanitoba.ca/cs/graduate-programs/applying/)

January
October 1
May 1
December 15









Our ECE admissions deadline (http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admissions/programs/ece.html) are


Start Date

ECE deadline

(Canada/US)

ECE deadline

(International)

September
May 1
February 1
January
September 1
June 1
May
January 4
October 1








Our IIS admission deadline (http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admissions/programs/interdisciplinary.html) is

Start Date

Faculty of Graduate Studies Deadline

(All Applicants)

September
 January 15






In general, MSc students and PhD students will receive $17,850/year and $21,000/year research assistantship, respectively. For MSc international students, they will also receive $5000-6000 international student entrance scholarship if their GPA is higher than 3.5 of 4.5 UM scale. The tuition fee for international MSc student is ~$11,500-$12,000/year for the first year and ~$1000/year for the second year. The tuition fee for international PhD student is ~$6000/year for the first two years and ~$1000/year for the next two years.


Postdoc


We currently have full funding to support one postdoctoral fellow for 2 years. The candidate will develop deep learning models for drug discovery and mammogram image analysis. The successful candidate should have
  • solid training in machine learning and statistics
  • excellent publication records
  • Excellent experience in drug discovery or imaging analysis.


Please send a detailed CV to pingzhao.hu@umanitoba.ca



Summer, Co-op and Internship Research


We have internal funds to support 1-2 summer, co-op or internship research students every year.

Applicants should have background in statistics, computer science or human genetics with strong programming skill.


Applicants who are interested in applying for federal and local fundings (NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Award, CIHR Undergraduate Summer Student Health Research Award and University of Manitoba Undergraduate Summer Research Award) for summer research, please contact the PI to discuss the applications as early as possible.


For all aplicants, you should have a GPA >3.8.



Medical Students and Residents


Medical students and residents at University of Manitoba can contact the PI by email for research opportunities.


Undergraduate Research


Please contact the PI by email for research opportunities.


Visiting Professors and Visiting Students


The Hu lab hosts visiting professors and students' long- and short-term research.