Job Code: RP 09-20-2018

The Michael Smith Genome Sciences 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, software engineering or any quantitative science field related to genomics or cancer biology. Experience in front and/or back end development as well as solid programming skills in Python is a must. Experience with Flask and Javascript or other web framework along with previous project on database access restriction, authorization tools and on RBAC would be particularly useful. Fluency in Golang, previous REST API development projects, experience building rich queries using GraphQL or other data query language are beneficial. 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.

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Research Programme – BC Cancer Agency

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