Research Programmer

Institution/Company:
Genome Sciences Centre
Location:
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Job Type:
  • Programmer/Developer
Degree Level Required:
Bachelor's
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Research Programmer

Key Accountabilities
• Designs, plans, and implements computer modeling of research data
• Works with other project team members to develop and test code, and implements software
• Develops graphical user interfaces
• Prepares programming documentation in accordance with prescribed standards
• Conducts literature reviews, and provides input and recommendations to the Principal Investigator or the Group Leader regarding new computer applications or statistical techniques
• Participates in the lab meetings, and presents work for review by others
• May provide day-to-day work direction to others
• Provides contributions to the preparation and/or presentation of research papers

Responsibilities:

The successful applicant will work with trainees, staff members, and research scientists in a dynamic team environment to primarily develop and apply data analysis algorithms and protocols to process sequencing data.

Qualifications:

Our analysis technologies are built for the de novo assembly of genome (DNA) and transcriptome (RNA) using sequencing data. The tools are written in C++ and Python, and as such, proficiency in both these languages is required. Hands-on experience with big data is desired. Applicants with background in biology and computer science, particularly applied knowledge of parallel computation, graph theory, machine learning, and database technologies, and a willingness to apply these skills to next-generation DNA/RNA sequence data analysis will be considered preferentially.

The position requires a graduate degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Engineering or a related field. Having multiple majors across these fields and/or having an advanced degree will be considered an asset. Five (5) years of recent related experience in a research laboratory setting is preferable.

  • How to Apply

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