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Database developer and administrator

Unique opportunity to be part of a team of researchers and health professionals aiming to initiate and implement a clinical research project to advance knowledge in the field of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease

Job title : Database developer and administrator

The position is based at the Research Centre of the Montreal Geriatric Institute (CRIUGM), located at 4565 Chemin Queen Mary, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.


The full-time contract position is renewable annually for a total of 3 years and includes all the usual benefits.

The objectives of the database:

The project objective is to adapt the LORIS operating system to different types of data collected as part of the various research groups of the CIMA-Q project. The expected result is a platform that allows users from several research centers to transfer large sets of data, to make queries in the database and to visualize brain imaging data.

Job Description:

The CIMA-Q is currently looking for a software developer and database manager to design, develop and adapt an integrated solution for managing data in the context of its main objective, which is to establish a highly characterized clinical cohort. The candidate will work under the guidance of the Director of CIMA-Q, and will be operationally supervised by the project manager. The database developer/manager will be responsible for coding, adapting, trouble shooting and ensuring the deployment of the database to researchers and external collaborators.

Key skills, qualifications and requirements:

• Bachelor's degree in bioinformatics, computer science, or any equivalent training

• Web Programming (PHP), systems open source (Apache/Nginx , PHP, SQL/MySQL, Java)

• Knowledge of the design architecture for systems of centralized and distributed

• Experience with Unix / Linux shell commands and operating systems

• Experience with object oriented /scripting languages (C + +, Perl, Python, JavaScript, Github)

• Familiar with the concepts of ROA, application integration and mediation

• Knowledge of test service, certification and monitoring, knowledge of LORIS system is plus

• Communication (oral and written) in French required, communication in English is an asset

• Demonstrated ability to work in teams and meet the expectations and requirements of many people, the ability to organize and prioritize conflicting demands.


According to experience and as defined by the research grant.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send their resume as an attachment (pdf, doc or similar) before December 11, 2013 to Annie-Kim Gilbert, Project Manager and Assistant Director CRIUGM.

The CRIUGM is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest and wish to advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.