Software Developer, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Software Developer This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 17 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

Reporting to the Principal Investigator.

The project involves the development of new software functionality within the Mass Spec Studio (, an innovative software framework built upon modern Microsoft design tools and supporting technologies. The desired outcome is the development of a new plug-in that interfaces the Mass Spec Studio with protein modeling and visualization applications. The project is funded by CANARIE ( and will involve dissemination of these new capabilities to a wider R&D community (academic researchers, industry, and government).

Position Description

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

Assist with plans and designs for specialized applications to meet the needs of operations, research, and services
Develop and maintain leading-edge software for mass spectrometry analysis
Responsible for presentations in producing figures for publication
Participate in the design and development of precision equipment and processes
Recommend changes to methods, procedures, and practices within the lab
Under limited supervision and direction, develop and implement original experiments within the guidelines of the research
Conduct literature review, surveys, data analysis and interpretation, laboratory experiments and other research for use in scholarly publications
Establishes and maintains effective, productive relationships with staff, peers, immediate supervisor and senior management and with the campus community

Qualifications / Requirements:
A post-secondary degree in a computer science, engineering or bioinformatics field
At least 3 years of working with C#/.NET technologies, especially WPF/XAML
A background or strong interest in biochemistry or bioinformatics
Thorough understanding of object-oriented design and development
Good understanding of MVVM patterns and UI best practices
Experience with Visual Studio
Experience with .NET unit testing
Experience with SQL, LINQ and TPL
Experience with Git
Experience with big data, data compression and signal processing
Experience with Agile and Scrum methodologies
Experience with Dev Ops
Application Deadline: May 9, 2019

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.