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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 7/12/2024

Reference Number: 000001982
Posted Date: 6/17/2024
Closing Date: 7/12/2024

Department: LTRI
Position: Jr. Programmer ( Data Specialist)

POSITION TITLE  Jr. Programmer ( Data Specialist) 
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Regular Full Time
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 hours per week 
REPORTS TO  Principal Investigator 

About Us:
The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (LTRI), part of Sinai Health, is one of Canada's leading biomedical research institutes. It focuses on understanding the underlying mechanisms of diseases to develop new diagnostics and therapeutic strategies. An area of expertise is mass spectrometry-based proteomics embedded within the Network Biology Collaborative Centre (NBCC, https://nbcc.lunenfeld.ca/). The NBCC Proteomics Core is led by Dr. Anne-Claude Gingras, Vice President of Research at Sinai Health and Director of the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute. We are seeking a skilled programmer with a background in information management system design and database management to join our dynamic team. This talented individual will develop and implement software solutions to input, track, and store vast amounts of data. They will work alongside experienced programmers to improve our laboratory information management system, called ProHits. They will also collaborate closely with our research team to design, develop, and optimize web platforms for analysis and visualization of proteomics data. Prohits-viz and Human Cell Map are two resources that our team has built to aid in proteomics data analysis and visualization. 

Position Overview:
The successful candidate will work within the Gingras laboratory and NBCC-proteomics and will play a key role in developing and implementing innovative software solutions to advance our proteomics research. They will collaborate closely with our research team to design, develop, and optimize web platforms and databases that align with our research goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Help design and implement user-friendly web platforms for the tracking, collection, visualization, and analysis of proteomics data.
  • Assist with the development and management of robust databases to store vast amounts of research data securely.
  • Collaborate with the research team to understand specific software needs and help customize solutions accordingly.
  • Assist with the  update of  existing software solutions to ensure they meet current research requirements.
  • Help troubleshoot and resolve any software-related issues in a timely manner.
  • Keep up-to- date on the latest development in web design, database management and proteomics, and proteomics data trends. 


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field. Advanced degrees are a plus.
  • Proven experience in web design and database development.
  • Proficient in Python, Java, JavaScript, Perl, R, and Golang.
  • Experience with PHP, MySQL, JQuery, MongoDB, NodeJS, and Docker.
  • Experience in a UNIX/Linux environment.
  • Familiarity with all aspects of the software design cycle and software development best practices (version control, unit testing).
  • Strong understanding of proteomics is a plus.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.


Why Join Us?

  • Opportunity to work at the cutting edge of proteomics research.
  • Collaborative and supportive work environment.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities.

Please send your CV, cover letter and 2 references via URL link on Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/147660


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. All employees and affiliates will follow safe work practices and comply with health and safety policies, procedures, and training. Successful candidates will be required to provide two (2) written reference letters from their former employer(s)/supervisor(s).

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of all our people and patients, Sinai Health has made it a priority to support everyone in getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Consistent with this, our Staff Immunization & Surveillance Policy was recently updated to include the requirement for full vaccination – currently defined as receiving two doses and serving a 14-day waiting period following the second dose – in order to be able to work at Sinai Health. To be compliant with our updated Policy, you must provide proof of dual COVID-19 vaccination, as indicated on the Prospective Immunization and Surveillance Policy Information Sheet, in order to be eligible for employment at Sinai Health. If you believe you are one of the very few people who may require an exemption from vaccination, supporting medical information must be submitted to our Occupational Health department, who will review and assess.

We are a fully committed to fairness and equity in employment and our recruitment and selection practices. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, women and any others who may contribute to the further diversification of our Sinai Health community. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under our Access for People with Disabilities policy. Applicants need to make their requirements known in advance.

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 July 12, 2024. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

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Contact Email: http://apply.interfolio.com/147660
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