Database Developer, Bioinformatics

Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC, Canada
Job Type:
  • Programmer/Developer
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Database Developer, Bioinformatics

Do you enjoy integrating data, enabling insights not possible before, and working with an interdisciplinary team of researchers? The Brinkman Laboratory at Simon Fraser University (Greater Vancouver, B.C., Canada) has a unique opening for a database developer position as part of a national project involving the integration of select data for the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) Study (

Salary is based on experience and is competitive. Please quote “position ABDB2018-2DBCA” in the subject line of your email if you are interested in this position and email your resume to: brinkman-jobs (at)

We thank all applicants and regret that only those selected for an interview may be contacted further. Note: In accordance with immigration requirements, preference will be given to Canadian citizens, landed immigrants and permanent residents of Canada. The Brinkman lab is committed to providing employees with a positive working environment supporting growth and flexibility. Simon Fraser is located in a beautiful conservation area in metro Vancouver with access to a wide range of recreational opportunities. Contact us to learn more.


The successful candidate will work as part of an interdisciplinary team of software/database developers, bioinformaticians, data curators and biologists, including our national and international collaborators. Tasks will include updating data from external databases, targeted improvements to the user interface, and the integration of additional rich data as part of a newly funded project.


The qualified applicant will have a bachelor’s degree in computer science and experience using SQL and relational databases (MySQL or PostgreSQL preferred). Additional experience using NoSQL databases such as MongoDB, version control systems (Git) and/or containerization (Docker) is an asset. A biology/bioinformatics background is preferred but not essential since mentorship will be provided.

  • How to Apply

    To apply for this position, please email your CV and quote “position ABDB2018-2DBCA” in the subject line of your email.