Intermediate Programmer Analyst, Office of the Associate Dean

University of Calgary

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Position Overview

The Office of the Associate Dean in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for two (2) Intermediate Programmer Analyst(s). This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 12 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

Reporting to the Manager.

The CHGI bioinformatics team provides sequencing project design, quality control, statistical analysis, public repository submission, and biological interpretation services (linking new results to known results in the literature) to users of the Cumming School of Medicine’s core CHGI sequencing facility.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Provide support in the following areas depending on whether the incumbent’s experience is more programming or biology focused
  • Development, testing, and implementation of application programs
  • Maintenance, testing and implementation of application programs
  • Assisting users in submitting their results to suitable public repositories prior to publication of results
  • Genotyping and gene expression analysis in Mendelian disease and cancer contexts (both human and animal model systems)
  • Interpreting results from emerging single cell sequencing technologies
  • Finding and cataloging relevant literature for the interpretation of sequencing results, using existing commercial support software (Ingenuity Pathway Analysis) and in-house developed systems
  • Delivering results on time and on budget while ensuring that task priorities are understood. A ticketing system for tasks is used to coordinate CHGI bioinformaticians efforts, and tasks may be billed at an hourly rate to clients.

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Completed a post-secondary degree in Computer Science, Biological Sciences or other related fields
  • Specific areas of expertise may include the following
    • Familiarity with genomics, transcriptomics, and epigenetics data processing
    • Experience in statistical analysis and scientific results writing
    • Working knowledge of the Linux command line
    • Working knowledge of programming languages including R, Python, and shell scripting
    • Experience deploying workflows on compute clusters
  • Ability to effectively communicate with clients and with all levels of CHGI staff
  • Demonstrated aptitude for independent learning, and desire to stay abreast of developments in genomic technologies and biological/bioinformatics literature 

Application Deadline:  March 31, 2023

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Technical Job Family, Phase II.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website . For more information visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit .

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High , committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected] ) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected] ).

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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