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Computational Biologist, Software Developer

Job Code: CBSD - HSA Req# 75964

The Genome Sciences Centre (GSC) is seeking a full-time Software Developer to join our Variant Databases team in a state of the art, high throughput genomics facility. The role is ideally suited for a enthusiastic, creative individual with a strong interest in software development within an academic setting.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to have a direct impact on furthering cancer

research. They will be responsible for development, maintenance, and user support of a custom

full-stack application (developed at the GSC) used for the sharing of clinical and genomic data

among bioinformaticians and clinicians.

Required Education and Experience

● Graduation from a recognized Bachelor of Science Program in either Computer Science

or Biological Sciences.

● Two (2) year’s of recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education,

training and experience acceptable to the GSC Group Leaders.

Required Skills

● Comfortable programming in Javascript (NodeJS)

● Some experience designing and/or maintaining a relational database

● Knowledge of SQL

● Familiar with working in a linux/unix environment (bash)

● Previous REST API development

● Excellent verbal and written communication

Other Beneficial Skills

● Previous experience in a bioinformatic setting

● Previous experience developing software as part of a Team (Agile, Ticketing)

● Skills programming in python

● Front-end web development (AngularJS, React)

● Experience with non-relational databases

● Test Driven Development (TDD)

● ORMs (Sequelize, SQLAlchemy)

● Version Control (Git)

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent

residents will be given priority

To Apply

External Applicants

Please send your resume with cover letter to

Internal Applicants

Internal (HEU and HSA union members) applicants please visit to apply online for internal job postings.