High throughput functional characterization of hereditary disease genes - ON-153

Preferred Disciplines: Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology (PhD or Post-Doc)
Company: Ranomics
Project Length: 4 months (1 unit per intern)
Desired start date: As soon as possible
Location: Toronto, ON
No. of Positions: 1-2
Preferences: University of Toronto

About the Company: 

Ranomics is a Toronto based biotech company developing novel genomics tools for improving drug discovery and utility. With a focus in creating innovative solutions for understand human genetic variation at scale, Ranomics is uniquely positioned for the development of next-generation tissue agnostic therapies. Founded in 2015, Ranomics is backed by leading life-science investors including SOS Ventures and was a recent graduate from JLabs Toronto. 

Project Description:

Ranomics is developing novel functional genomic tools for enabling rapid analysis of genetic variants in clinically relevant cell models. Towards this end, Ranomics is establishing high-throughput assay systems for a number of hereditary disease genes across multiple clinical models. The objective of this research project is to establish and validate novel cell systems for high throughput genomics screening.

Research Objectives:

  • Identify relevent clinical cell models for genomics studies
  • Establish standard operating procedures for genetic manipulation of novel cell models
  • Establish and optimize assay conditions for genes of interest


  • TBD

Expertise and Skills Needed:

    • Recombinant DNA work
    • Cell and tissue culture expertise and skills, preferably with primary cancer cells
    • Flow cytometry
    • Soft skills: creative thinking; self-motivation and clear communication
    • Experience with bioinformatics preferred, but not required

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