The BC Cancer Agency (BCCA) is committed to reducing the incidence of cancer, reducing the mortality from cancer, and improving the quality of life of those living with cancer. BC Cancer Agency provides a comprehensive cancer control program for the people ofBritish Columbia in partnership with regional health authorities to deliver a range of cancer services, which include prevention, screening and early detection, diagnosis and treatment, research, education, supportive care, rehabilitation, and palliative care. It operates six regional cancer centres in Surrey,Kelowna,Vancouver,Victoria,Abbotsford, and Prince George, along with two research centres that conduct research into the causes and cures for cancer.
BCCA is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Patients first • Best value • Results matter • Excellence through knowledge • Open to possibilities.
The BCCA and PHSA are committed to the continuing leadership of world class research in the full spectrum of cancer control activities. These include basic and translational research to understand the causes of cancer, to eliminate the impact of cancer in patients diagnosed with the disease and to improve the lives of those living with or cured of cancer. The BCCA has entered a new era of integrated research activity that will build on the foundation of the past to reach new heights of progress through extended collaborations and partnerships both within and external to the organization.
The Genome Sciences Centre has a primary mandate to deploy resources and technology of a high-throughput genome mapping and DNA sequencing lab to decrypt the genetic code, specifically to advance cancer research, diagnosis and treatment.
Combining the experience of world-renowned scientists, the GSC plays a major role in the fields of genomics and bioinformatics as well as various genome projects around the world. The priority of the centre is to find innovative means to automate the sequencing and fingerprinting process, develop cost-effective measures that will make such research financially viable and utilize state-of-the-art computing facilities to collect, mine, analyze and disperse data collected at this and other genome facilities.
Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre is under the auspices of the BC Cancer Agency
Reference # 23035
Regular Full Time
Genome Sciences Centre
The Genome Sciences Centre is seeking a Computational Biologists to join our Bioinformatics Group in a state of the art, high throughput genomics facility. The role is ideally suited for a creative individual with a strong interest in biological applications of informatics tools within an academic setting. The successful applicant will participate in the analysis of sequencing data by developing, refining and adapting bioinformatics tools for a high-throughput processing pipeline.
Duties will include, performing sequence analysis on large GSC and public datasets, and responding to analysis requests from internal and external collaborators. Packaging and distribution of developed tools and analysis results to the scientific community, and contribution to preparation of scientific publications are expected.
Education, Training and Experience
A degree in computer science, engineering or biology is required. Prior experience in a bioinformatics setting would be considered an asset.
Skills and Abilities
We seek candidates with strong programming skills. Experience with programming in Python, Perl, C/C++, or Java, is an asset. A basic understanding of both computational complexity theory (big Oh notation) and relational databases are also important. Experience with Unix/Linux operating systems and shell scripting is desirable.
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Applications will be accepted until this position has been filled.
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Internal competition closes July 4, 2013. Internal applications received after this date will be considered as late applications.
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