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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 8/6/2020

Reference Number: 000001350
Posted Date: 7/29/2020
Closing Date: 8/6/2020

Department: LTRI
Position: Computer Programmer

POSITION TITLE  Computer Programmer
REPORTS TO  Clinical Scientist

The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital, a University of Toronto affiliated research centre, is one of the world's leading centres in biomedical research.  With ground-breaking discoveries in research areas such as diabetes, genetic disorders, cancer and women’s and infants’ health, the Institute is committed to excellence in health research and the training of young investigators.  Strong partnerships with the clinical programs of Mount Sinai Hospital ensure that scientific knowledge is used to promote human health.  Your significant contributions will assist in maintaining our momentum in advancing our research.          


The Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research Unit (IDERU) conducts infectious disease research, with a focus on population health. It has a core of epidemiologists, research nurses and associates, coordinators, and project assistants and provides a learning environment for infectious disease fellows and other students. Many of our studies are conducted through the Toronto Invasive Bacterial Diseases Network (TIBDN), a collaboration of hospitals, laboratories, public health departments and long term care facilities that provide service to the population of South Central Ontario. We partner with Canadian and international investigators, agencies and research networks and are supported entirely by research grants and awards.


The computer programmer works under the guidance of our senior programmer and reports to the study investigator. The incumbent will be working on an ongoing research study that collects data from participants online. Responsibilities of the Computer Programmer include but are not limited to:

  • Produce clean, efficient code based on requirements
  • Monitor quality and performance of applications through testing and maintenance
  • Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade existing software 
  • Ensures coding that meets confidentiality and privacy needs of health-related research
  • Recommend and execute improvements
  • Create technical documentation for reference and reporting


  • Be available 09:00-17:00 with flexibility to meet deadlines;
  • Be available full time hours in the first several weeks of employment, and then about 7 hours/week thereafter. There may be periods of more work if amendments to the protocol are made;
  • Be available to work off site using their own software and hardware.


  • Proven development experience, preferably using FrontEnd and PHP Laravel
  • BSc/BA is computer science, software engineering, or relevant discipline
  • Knowledge of and experience using coding languages (e.g. CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, html, JSON)
  • Knowledge of and experience using frameworks/systems (e.g. Vagrant, Git)
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Problem-solving aptitude
  • Experience handling multiple priorities and meeting competing deadlines
  • Resourcefulness and troubleshooting aptitude
  • Ability to work independently and as part of interdisciplinary teams
  • Excellent organizational and priority-setting skills
  • Very good communication skills
  • Experience working with applied health research projects would be an asset

In accordance with Institute’s policy and legislated health and safety requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials, completion of a health review, and demonstrating proof of immunity and vaccination status of vaccine-preventable diseases. Successful candidates will be required to provide two (2) written reference letters from their former employer(s)/supervisor(s).

The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute is a scent sensitive environment and all members of the community are expected to refrain from wearing or using scented products while visiting or working at the Institute. We also support a barrier-free workplace supported by the Institute’s accessibility plan, accommodation and disability management policies and procedures. Should you require accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, including accessible job postings, please contact the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Human Resources Department.


Posting open until August 6, 2020. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Hours: Hours vary

Contact Name: Online
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Contact Phone: Online
Contact Fax: Online


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