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Research Programmer

Job Code: RP 12-03-2018

The Michael Smith Genome Science Centre of BC Cancer is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Research Programmer to work on a federated genome data sharing project based on the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health framework. The position is within Dr. Jones group therefore successful candidate will have the opportunity to get insights on Personalized OncoGenomics (POG) program and other precision medicine initiatives. This requires a combination of interest in DNA technology and strong background in software development.


The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in computer science or software engineering.

Mandatory requirements:

* Front and/or back end development experience

* 2+ years experience in Python programming

* Previous REST API development projects

* Flask and Javascript or other web framework experience 

Bonus to have:

* Previous project on database access restriction or authorization tool knowledge

* RBAC experience

* Fluency in Golang

* Experience building rich queries using GraphQL or other data query language 

Basic understanding of DNA technology or previous work experience with genetic data is a plus, but not required for the position. The position requires working with a wide variety of researchers, software developers and clinicians, thus excellent communication skills are essential.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.


To Apply

Please send your resume with cover letter to

We request that you specify the position you are applying for by identifying the Job Code only (e.g. "RP 12-03-2018") in the subject line of your emailed application.