Full time assistants


Research Assistant - Bioinformatics and Signal Analysis of Sleep Polysomnography

Job description

Dr. Warby's Laboratory is part of the Center for Advanced Research in Sleep Medicine (CARSM) located in the Hôpital du Sacré Coeur de Montréal. The CARSM general mission is to understand, diagnose, treat and prevent sleep disorders as well as to inform scientists, clinicians and the general public of the evolution of knowledge in this domain. Dr. Warby's research interests are the genetic basis and modifiers of sleep disorders. Our methodologies are the computational analysis of polysomnography (PSG) and electroencephalography (EEG) signals, genetics, genome-wide association studies, and bioinformatics.


  • PSG and EEG data analysis in Matlab. 
  • Develop robust event detectors to automatically detect artifacts or specific sleep-related events in physiological signals (mostly brain activity). 
  • Participate in weekly laboratory meeting to discuss about projects and present results.
  • It is possible that the job requires knowledge in wavelets analysis, machine learning and bioinformatics.

Specific requirements

(Required) Show a strong interest in biomedical research
(Required) Matlab programming skills (only Matlab scripts are considered as experience here, not Simulink)
(Required) Knowledge in sampled signal, filtering and power spectral analysis
(Required) Intermediate English level (spoken / written / read). The director is anglophone. 
(Asset) Educational background in biomedical science (Bachelor’s degree)
(Asset) Familiar with software version tools (i.e. Git, SVN) 
(Asset) Experience with JIRA and Confluence
(Asset) Experience with SQL and Web application

Working conditions

  • 35 hours per week

  • Flexible hours

  • One-year contract

Starting in early summer / fall 2017
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