Research Software Developer (R&D specialist)

To apply click here or email to to send a CV and letter of interest.


Genomics and bioinformatics is rapidly evolving into a multi-billion research enterprise and industry. We are looking for talented individuals to join the Southern Alberta Genome Sciences Centre in Lethbridge and the research team of Dr. Athan Zovoilis. Dr. Zovoilis (MD, PhD) recently joined University of Lethbridge from Harvard Medical School (US) and holds a Canada Research Chair in RNA Bioinformatics and Genomics.

The Southern Alberta Genome Sciences Centre (SAGSC) is an interdisciplinary research centre at the University of Lethbridge ( SAGSC develops and applies systems-level approaches in bioinformatics, health and agriculture genomics. Experimental and computational approaches are combined to pioneer the way for a predictive, preventive and personalized medicine and precision agriculture. SAGSC is the leading hub of a network of Albertan Universities, the Alberta BIOinformatics NETwork (BioNet) (


SAGSC and BioNet are looking for software developers with the following qualifications to work on different web applications developed in-house as part of our data integration and analysis system:

1. PhD

PhD holders will assume a post-doctoral position.

2. Masters

MSc holders will assume a Research Associate position with the possibility after some time to get support to apply for a PhD program.

3. BSc

Only exceptional BSc holders with proven skills in software development and database management will be considered with the possibility after some time to get support to apply for an MSc program.

Your Role

o Contribute to the design of the bioinformatics web platform and database

o Write reliable and efficient code

o Work closely with other team members aiming for a high level of quality and user satisfaction

Your Profile

o An interest in state-of-the-art technologies

o Autonomous, dynamic and curious

o Knowledge of at least some of the following: - Python and/or Java - JavaScript


o A Higher-education degree (On software engineering/computer science or in Bioinformatics or in another field but with equivalent proven training as software developer

o Expertise in Bioinformatics or Computational Biology is considered an advantage but is NOT mandatory.

We offer

o Highly competitive salaries based on the candidate’s experience

o Participation in the building of a state-of-the-art platform to enable precision medicine and agriculture

o An opportunity to join a fast-growing Institute headed by Dr. Athan Zovoilis and its Bioinformatics Core Facility under the core’s manager, Ms. Yubo Cheng (

o An exciting international environment

o Work place is Lethbridge, Canada


Please send a CV and a letter of interest to


SAGSC is part of the University of Lethbridge (UofL), one the most dynamic and fast growing Universities in Canada, not accidentally referred to as “Alberta’s Destination University”, located in the picturesque City of Lethbridge. Lethbridge, the fastest growing Canadian city in its category, is a medium size prosperous city ranked as one of the best places to live in Canada. UofL is well positioned as the third largest research University of Alberta, the richest Canadian Province, and it is only 45 minutes away from the Canadian Rockies, a top tourist and recreation destination in North America of wild and pristine beauty.


SAGSC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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