Job Posting #891570 Revised
Technical Analyst II
Toronto Rehab Research Institute (KITE)
$66,846 to $83,558 per annum commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN Compensation Policy
37.5 hours per week
Permanent Full Time
University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Technical Analyst II in our Research Department.
Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.
The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,600 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.
University Health Network (UHN) is a research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN have made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. Research across UHN's seven research institutes spans the full spectrum of diseases and disciplines, including cancer, cardiovascular sciences, transplantation, neural and sensory sciences, musculoskeletal health, rehabilitation sciences, and community and population health. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.
KITE is a world leader in complex rehabilitation science and is dedicated to improving the lives of people living with the effects of disability, illness and aging. KITE is one of the principal research enterprises at the University Health Network (UHN). We use several advanced virtual reality simulators to support our research solving problems related to safer mobility of older people. Our driving simulator (DriverLab) is the most sophisticated driving simulator in Canada. DriverLab consists of a real car inside a dome with 360 degree projection mounted on a large 6 degree-of-freedom motion base. The simulator stresses realistic challenges to drivers including glaring oncoming headlights and actual rain that wiper blades must attempt to clear, please see KITE | DriverLab (kite-uhn.com) for additional details and a virtual tour.
There is an opportunity for someone interested in a unique and varied challenge to join our research team at the forefront of simulation research and virtual reality. Specifically, we have a need for a person with technical skills including programming and 3D content creation that could be applied to tasks such as building terrains and programming scenarios for DriverLab and our other virtual reality simulators.
producing clean, efficient, and well-documented code; creating technical documentation with an emphasis on quality and efficiency; working alongside teammates and Kite researchers to create the 3D environments required to support cutting edge research projects; supporting development of scenario scripts for our driving simulator to meet clear research study objectives; working well independently or as part of a small team; analyzing software packages and open-source software and provide recommendations.
- At minimum, a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Game Programming, or equivalent
- At minimum, 3 years related experience
- Experience coding with C#, Python, and Unity required
- Experience with C/C++, Java, Matlab, Simulink, Android tablet development using Android Studio, 3D graphics content development, and an understanding of networked PC architecture preferred
- Knowledge of development environment: Microsoft Visual Studio
- Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
- Effective time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
- Strong project management skills and experience in applying related tools
- Ability to communicate in a clear, concise manner both written and verbal
- Ability to work individually in a self-directed manner as well as part of a team
- Detail orientated, process focused, self-motivated and the ability to multi task
- Ability to operate a personal computer and working knowledge of Windows 10, Microsoft Office products and Outlook
Skills and competencies can be based on different experiences, so we encourage you to apply even though you may not have all the requirements listed above.
Vaccines (COVID and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.
January 13, 2022 Closing Date: Until filled
For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.
UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.