Web Application Software Developer

Brinkman Laboratory, Simon Fraser University
Job Location
Burnaby, BC V5A1S6
Job Description

Would you like to play a key role the development of web-based bioinformatics applications to be used internationally for infectious disease research and public health outbreak investigations? The Brinkman Laboratory at Simon Fraser University (Metro Vancouver, BC) has an opening for a member of our team: a software developer who would further develop tools aiding microbial genome analysis for the national IRIDA.ca project and related international initiatives. This person will work with the support of infectious disease researchers in our group, developing new visualizations for our IslandViewer software, and associated tools. The successful candidate will work as part of an interdisciplinary team of software/database developers, bioinformaticians, data curators and biologists/microbiologists, including our national and international collaborators. Tasks will focus on development of these select web-based bioinformatics tools, and providing some support to researchers in our group with related software development needs.



The qualified applicant will have Bachelor’s degree in the computer sciences, strong knowledge of Linux and MySQL, and demonstrated experience designing web-based interfaces and visualization tools using Javascript libraries/frameworks and CSS. Some Perl and/or Python experience is desired, with additional knowledge of web frameworks including Django or Catalyst being an asset. Any bioinformatics experience is beneficial but not essential for this position.

How to Apply

Salary is based on experience and is competitive. Please quote “position WASD2015-3GW” in the subject line of your email if you are interested in this position and email your resume to: brinkman-jobs (at) sfu.ca

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.

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