Scientific Programmer

University of Victoria - GBC Proteomics Centre
Victoria, BC, Canada
Job Type:
  • Programmer/Developer
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Scientific Programmer

The UVic-Genome BC Proteomics Centre (PC) is the central hub of the Pan-Canadian Proteomics Centre, Genome Canada’s Genomics Technology Platforms for proteomics technology development and service. In addition, the PC is a founding member of The Metabolomics Innovation Centre (TMIC), Canada’s leading metabolomics facility, focused on quantitative metabolomics. The Centre has been providing mass spectrometry analytical services to a wide variety of academic, industrial, and government laboratories since 1982, making us the longest operating protein and metabolomics core facility in Canada. The PC’s technology development program supports ongoing research and application of novel methods in the areas of biomarker identification and characterization, structural proteomics, quantitative proteomics and metabolomics, and bioinformatics. We house over $15 million in state-of-the art mass spectrometry instruments, which are supported by a team of more than 30 dedicated researchers and technicians.


A scientific programmer position to support our bioinformatics efforts on targeted quantitative proteogenomics is available at our Centre. Targeted quantitative proteogenomics is a new emerging filed, in which genomics and proteomics data are integrated to design targeted assays. The successful candidate will work in an interdisciplinary environment with experienced biochemists, chemists and computer scientists. The focus of the position is advancing the design of targeted proteogenomics analyses using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry experiments. He or she will work in a team and help developing algorithms and software programs for proteomics and metabolomics data analysis and integration.


• Background in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Medical Informatics or related field (minimum BSc or diploma required).
• Experience in one or more common programming languages like R, Python and Java
• Experience in software engineering, parallel computing, SQL DB, HTML5 is a plus.
• Background in everyday administration of Windows and Linux servers is a plus.
• Familiarity with computational proteomics and genomics approaches is a plus.

Additional Information

Application Information:

Please email a cover letter (one page) and curriculum vitae (no more than 3 pages) in PDF format to Questions about the position can be sent to Please include the employment code #Bioinf2018_SPII within the title of your emails. Only candidates that have been selected for an interview will be contacted. For further information visit our websites at and

Compensation and Benefits:

The PC offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits (health insurance and pension plan), and an excellent platform to expand your knowledge, skills, and experience. To learn more about working and living on Vancouver Island please visit the University of Victoria website at The University of Victoria is an equal opportunity employer.