Bioinformatics Software Developer

Genome Sciences Centre
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Job Type:
  • Programmer/Developer
Degree Level Required:
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Bioinformatics Software Developer

The CCG works directly with the GSC wet lab to create assays using genomics for individualized patient management of cancer. We require a software developer to work with a small team of programmers, web developers, and computational biologists to evolve our current pipeline into an automated and scalable system. This role is ideally suited for a creative individual with a strong interest in software development and testing, data analysis, and automation within a high throughput academic setting. We offer a stimulating environment with the opportunity to work with experts in the emerging fields of genomics and bioinformatics.



• Assist in the design and implementation of automating bioinformatic pipelines to meet objectives of the project. • Work with other project team members to develop and test code, and implement software. • Produce thorough but concise written documentation of algorithms, validations, SOPs, and other processes and procedures as required.

Required Skills:

• Demonstrated skill with Python or other similar high level languages. • Ability to program and run analyses in a production environment. • Comfortable working in a Unix environment, including experience with shell scripting and common command-line tools. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with others in a team environment. • Demonstrated ability to efficiently organize work assignments and establish personal priorities.


• Functional knowledge of distributed version control systems, such as Git. • Demonstrated ability in R or other similar statistical programming languages. • Familiarity with relational databases, such as PostgreSQL, and with ORMs. • Familiarity with next-generation sequencing, cancer genetics, principles of clinical testing, experimental design, statistical hypothesis testing, and/or machine learning.


Education, Training and Experience

• Graduation from a recognized Bachelor of Applied Science or Bachelor of Science Program in either Biological Sciences or Computer Science. • Two (2) year’s of recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the GSC Group Leaders.

  • How to Apply

    To apply for this position, please send your resume with cover letter.