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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 bcgscjobs@bcgsc.ca.

Internal Applicants

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