FoRCE PDF – Federation & Query (Queen’s University)

We are seeking a self-starter with good experience and great passion in data federation and cross-modality data query.

You, our ideal candidate, are looking for a small and dynamic multidisciplinary team of researchers and engineers who work together with minimal hierarchy and red-tape. You are prepared to bring your drive, your experience, and your passion to contribute at all levels to the entire team. We, Indoc Research, are that team. We build and manage complex medical research infrastructure for collaborators and clients. We bring together
prominent research organizations across the country, including the Neuroimaging Group at the Rotman Research Institute, the Centre for Advanced Computing at Queen’s University, and the Electronic Health Information Laboratory at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Together we have created large scale informatics platforms involving diverse and complex data modalities (e.g. imaging, proteomic, genomic, clinical
assessments) across multiple disease areas (e.g. neurodegeneration, depression, cancer).

In the FoRCE project, you will have the opportunity to stretch and develop your data federation and data query skills to a whole new level. FoRCE will require addressing complex data types in real-time, providing responsive and innovative federation, query and visualization of high-dimensionality data, while maintaining security and privacy of data in a shared clinical and research setting. FoRCE will address critical gaps
and fulfill currently unmet and urgent needs in both clinical and research communities, acquiring, federating and sharing data from distributed settings such as critical care units, clinical laboratories and hospital imaging facilities. FoRCE will enable real-time streaming of medical data, support novel cross-modality data fusion, while providing regulatory and ethics compliance as required in these clinical settings. As the post-doctoral fellow on this project, you will have a critical role at all levels of this project, in design and implementation, architecture and testing, deployment and support. And you will be building the future of medical science.

Position Details:

This Post-doctoral fellowship position will provide the successful candidate with opportunities to acquire hands on experience in technical aspects of development and maintenance of large scale research informatics systems, within industry and academic settings. The Data Federation and Query PDF will be responsible for the following development activities related to the FoRCE project, as well as the wider Indoc Informatics
platform as required:

  • Development and optimization of data federation subsystem
  • Development and implementation of data processing and handling pipelines
  • Development of a cross-data modality query engine and associated visualization tools
  • Database design (relational and non-relational databases)
  • Database administration

Qualifications and Desired Skills:

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Software Engineering or Equivalent

Data Architecture

  • Deep understanding in open source based data solutions, including data warehousing, distributed data processing / search engine
  • Experience of data federation / integration
  • Experience of Big Data ecosystem, including SPARK, Kafka, Hadoop etc.
  • Experience of Docker and / or virtualized computing infrastructure

System Administration

  • Strong experience in Linux server administration
  • Familiar with SPARK, Hadoop, Cassandra, Docker Swarm, ELK
  • Experience of OVM and docker deployment
  • Experience maintaining SGE / PBS clusters

General Scientific Programmer

  • Strong experience in one of the scientific programming languages, Python, R, Scala, etc
  • Experience with XML, JSON, parquet
  • Good understanding in data processing pipelines and data driven applications
  • Experience in versioning control system, Git, SVN. etc.

Other Skills

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Track record of initiative and self-organization
  • Willingness and ability to work on multiple projects at the same time
  • Solid time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a collaborative team across multiple disciplines
  • Willingness to research and learn new approaches and technologies

How to apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter to info@indocresearch.org with the subject title “FoRCE Data Federation and Query PDF Application”.

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FoRCE Doctoral Candidate / PDF – Analytics Systems Development (Queen’s University)

Dr. David Maslove and Indoc Research are seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow for their collaborative NSERC/OCE/SOSCIP funded project, FoRCE (Focus on Research and Clinical Evaluation).

Indoc Research is a not-for-profit company that builds and manages complex medical research infrastructure for its research collaborators and clients. Indoc Research brings together the expertise of several prominent research organizations in the form of the Indoc Consortium, whose members include Indoc Research, the Neuroimaging group at the Rotman Research Institute, the Centre for Advanced Computing, and the Electronic Health Information Laboratory. The Consortium has developed and manages several large scale Research informatics platforms across multiple disease areas including neuroscience, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.

FoRCE is a scalable and adaptable add-on module to the existing Indoc Informatics platform that will address the critical gaps in cybersecurity and privacy infrastructure within shared clinical and research settings, while fulfilling important unmet needs for both the clinical and research communities. FoRCE will provide the secure architecture and processes to support the collection, federation and sharing of data from distributed
clinical settings, including critical care units, clinical laboratories, and imaging facilities. The proposed platform will address several key issues including security considerations, infrastructure and software requirements for linkage, and solutions for handling streaming real time medical data, and ensuring regulatory and ethics compliance when linking diverse medical data modalities in a clinical setting.

Position Details:

This Post-doctoral fellowship position will provide the successful candidate with opportunities to acquire hands on experience in technical aspects of development and maintenance of large scale research informatics systems, within industry and academic settings. The Analytics PDF will be responsible for the following development activities related to the FoRCE project, as well as the wider Indoc Informatics platform as required:

  • Development of FoRCE analytics subsystem
  • Development of scalable analytics infrastructure to allow the Implementation of research based analytic tools
  • Integration of analytics subsystem with the other FoRCE platform components
  • Development of pipelines to make multi-modal data available to the analytics subsystem.

Qualifications and Desired Skills:

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Software Engineering or Equivalent

Data Engineering

  • Strong experience in ETL tools and making data services
  • Experience with machine learning, predictive modelling, clustering, and classification
  • Experience with data processing languages and tools, including Python, R, Scala
  • Experience of at least one of the major RDBMS and / or no-SQL database systems such as Cassandra
  • Experience with ELK and / or Apache Solr is a plus

Data Analysis and Reporting

  • Strong experience in data transformation, reporting, aggregation, summarizing
  • Experience writing SQL queries
  • Experience with business intelligence and data visualization tools such as Tableau, Spotfire
  • Experience with Shinny, ELK stack is a plus

General Scientific Programmer

  • Strong experience in one of the scientific programming languages, Python, R, Scala, etc
  • Experience with XML, JSON, parquet
  • Good understanding in data processing pipelines and data driven applications
  • Experience in versioning control system, Git, SVN. etc.

Other Skills

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Track record of initiative and self-organization
  • Willingness and ability to work on multiple projects at the same time
  • Solid time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a collaborative team across multiple disciplines
  • Willingness to research and learn new approaches and technologies

How to apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter to info@indocresearch.org with the subject title “FoRCE Analytics Systems Development PDF Application”.

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Collections Data Assistant Position – Agnes Etherington Art Centre (Queen’s University)

The Agnes seeks a creative and resourceful Collections Data Assistant to be part of an exciting gallery! Reporting to the Collections Manager, the Collections Data Assistant is responsible for creating and implementing applications in support of collections management at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. The Collections Data Assistant manages and undertakes the technical and procedural responsibilities to ensure the utilization of MIMSY XG’s functionality to advance collections and exhibition information management, while ensuring adherence to data standards across the MIMSY XG environment and furthering digitization of related media. Coordinating with the relevant Agnes staff, Queen’s Information Technology Services and Axiell’s support team, the Collections Data Assistant is responsible for training and assisting MIMSY XG users, developing and writing customized reports and providing database support.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Working with Agnes stakeholders, gather and analyze requirements for reporting needs.
  • Working with Agnes stakeholders, develop MIMSY XG workflows for exhibitions, loans and collections-related tasks and establish digitization protocols.
  • Design, modify, develop and write reporting solutions using Crystal Reports.
  • Modify MIMSY XG interface to optimize its functionality for Agnes Etherington Art Centre collections needs.
  • Train and assist MIMSY XG users.
  • Develop a MIMSY XG manual specific to the Agnes’s operations.
  • Act as a liaison with Queen’s Information Technology Services and Axiell’s support team.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Complete degree or diploma from a post-secondary program in museum studies or technology, information studies, art history, visual art, history or a related discipline.
  • Experience working with relational databases.
  • Experience using SQL and developing and designing reports, especially Crystal Reports.
  • Previous experience with a museum collections management database, especially MIMSY XG, is an asset.
  • Familiarity with thesauri, documentation standards, and museum cataloguing is an asset.
  • Previous experience and demonstrated knowledge of art, cultural institutions and the museum environment is an asset.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening required.

SPECIAL SKILLS:

  1. Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  2. Strong communication skills.
  3. Excellent time-management skills with the ability to prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.
  4. Well-developed presentation skills.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work with accuracy and attention to detail.
  6. Sound judgment.
  7. Sensitivity to confidentiality and privacy issues associated with museum work.

SALARY AND TERMS:
Position Title: Collections Data Assistant
Rate of Pay: $22.00/hour
Work Location: Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston
Hours: 35 hours/week
Work Term: 17 weeks

APPLICATION METHOD:
Apply via email. Please submit a cover letter, résumé and contact information for three (3) references to Jennifer Nicoll, Collections Manager/Exhibition Coordinator, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University at jennifer.nicoll@queensu.ca.

Application deadline: 16 December 2016

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Post-Doctoral Fellow in Cognitive Analytics Development – Centre for Advanced Computing (Queen’s University)

The Centre for Advanced Computing has entered into partnership with both IBM and SOSCIP and created the Cognitive Analytics Development Hub. As a part of that partnership, they have funding committed for two (2) Post-Doctoral Fellowships.

More information at: http://cac.queensu.ca/wp-content/files/positions/postdocfellow.pdf

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Software Developer (Ottawa) – Versaterm

Are you self-motivated and able to learn new technologies and grasp new concepts quickly? Do you take pride in your work and have a passion for efficiently delivering high quality work?

Versaterm Inc. is looking for System Developers to join our team of highly skilled individuals responsible for building and delivering mission critical systems to Police, Fire and EMS agencies across North America.

Versaterm is an Ottawa-based software organization that has been in business for over 35 years. Versaterm has an enviable reputation of providing industry leading products in this truly mission-critical area and providing the best possible customer support 24/7. Our client community depends on us and we, in turn, depend on our team of top-notch professionals. We are currently experiencing significant growth, with increased sales and installations of our software products used by public safety agencies throughout North America and the Caribbean.

Versaterm offers:

  • a challenging and rewarding work environment
  • the ability to define your own career path and move up within the organization
  • the opportunity to help protect and save lives by providing essential tools to public safety professionals including 911 dispatchers, emergency responders, records staff, investigators, command staff, etc.
  • a competitive salary and benefits package
  • performance-based bonuses

If you are a committed and talented individual with great communication skills who welcomes the opportunity to learn new technologies and takes pride in your work, then Versaterm is for you.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • work closely with our client community to help them address real world problems
  • have meaningful input into our direction and products
  • travel to client sites across North America

Qualifications

  • Computer science degree or equivalent
  • Previous experience is of value however recent graduates are also welcome to apply

Desired Technical Skills

  • Knowledge of several programming languages. At least one higher level 4th generation programming language; others may include “C#”, “C++”, javascript, web languages (i.e., Perl, PHP), jQuery, CSS, etc.
  • Experience using Oracle, IBM IDS (formerly Informix), or other large scale RDBMS
  • Experience with UNIX or Linux, as well as Windows
  • Exposure to XML, XSL, JSON, Web Services and other leading edge inter-system collaboration techniques
  • Experience with reusable components, objects, WPF, Windows Forms; familiarity with XSL transformations, etc.
  • Understanding of client/server applications and experience with websocket/socket/HTTP/SSL communications
  • Exposure to map oriented spatial presentation tools and their interface to other development tools (e.g. ESRI)

Please respond to jobs@versaterm.com with your resume and an accompanying covering letter.

** Only resumes with appropriate covering letters will be reviewed. **

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Account Representative (Kingston) – Thermo Fisher Scientific

As a member of our Sales Team, you will manage and exceed budget in a growing and dynamic territory. The territory consists of a dynamic combination of Industrial, Pharmaceutical, Academic and Government customers in the Kingston Area

Working with a minimal amount of supervision, you will increase and maintain sales by developing working business relationships with our customers, and our vendors through highly focused selling to our existing customer base (direct sales efforts, demonstration, mini-shows, product detailing) and through continued emphasis on developing new customer opportunities. This territory is an excellent opportunity to grow sales and develop a strong customer base for a Sales individual who is committed to delivering the best value and products.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science, preferably in biology, biochemistry or chemistry; Masters of Science an asset
  • Successful sales experience is required, preferably in a laboratory environment or science field;
  • Able to work independently to achieve goals;
  • Strong organization and priority management skills; including strong computer skills
  • Ability to work from home.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Hands on laboratory or research experience an asset

Country – State – City Canada – Kingston

Apply at https://jobs.thermofisher.com/job/kingston/account-representative-kingston/1143/2124977.

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Assistant Professors in Computer Science, Teaching Stream – University of Toronto

The Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences at the University of Toronto Mississauga seeks two enthusiastic and innovative lecturers for two-year Contractually-Limited Term Appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, in the field of Computer Science, beginning September 1, 2016.

We seek candidates who have a record of excellent teaching and who have strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, as evidenced by a strong statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations and letters of reference. We are seeking individuals who can teach a variety of courses, at all levels, across the discipline, engage with students in and out of the classroom, in and out of courses, be able to modify and create new curriculum for existing and new courses, will contribute extensively to the culture of the department, be available to support research and project initiatives at the undergraduate level.

Candidates are required to
1) Have a graduate degree in Computer Science.
2) Have a record of teaching excellence, this includes creating an enjoyable and educational experience for students.
3) Have taught a variety of undergraduate Computer Science courses; teaching experience in both systems and theory courses is an asset.

Preference is given to candidates who
1) Have developed curriculum for new and existing courses
2) Have experience engaging with students both in and out of a course setting, one on one and in a class setting, for example, running seminars, contests, workshops, engaging with student run initiatives.
3) Have experience contributing to departmental administration, for example, managing TAs.
4) Have experience supervising undergraduate or graduate research projects.

Responsibilities include undergraduate teaching, managing teaching assistants, developing course materials, and curriculum development. In addition, each faculty member has some responsibility for student recruitment and departmental administration. Faculty members are also encouraged to initiate and supervise undergraduate projects and engage with students.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of career goals and teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching excellence (such as course evaluations or selected course materials). Applicants should arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation, of which at least two address the candidate’s teaching, sent directly by the writers. All application materials must be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7208.

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Software Developer – BrainPath

Job Summary

We are looking for a Software Developer to join our growing team. We are a performance improvement, training and education solutions company. Our focus is on providing potential solutions to performance challenges faced by
companies that are looking to improve their workforce’s effectiveness while performing their required jobs, tasks and role within a larger team.

Job Description

  • Creating interactive, responsive web applications in modern front end web frameworks (e.g. AngularJS, React)
  • Implementing secure services for manipulating and delivering data to front end clients
  • Implementing content management systems for backend data storage (e.g. Drupal)
  • Write clean, testable, and maintainable code

Experience and Skills

  • Experience building responsive web and/or hybrid mobile applications in HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3
  • Demonstrated experience with modern web UI libraries and frameworks (e.g., AngularJS, Ember, BackBone, React, Famous, Semantic UI)
  • Experience with relational databases (e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL)
  • Experience with TDD/BDD and testing frameworks (e.g., Mocha, Jasmine)

Nice to Haves

  • Experience with building modern backend applications (e.g., Node.js, Ruby on Rails, Django)
  • Experience with modern application state management architectures and libraries (e.g. Flux/Redux)
  • Experience with continuous integration services (e.g., Codeship, CircleCI)
  • Experience with deploying applications to Amazon Web Services (e.g., Elastic Beanstalk, RDS, S3, CloudFront)
  • Experience with document store databases (e.g., MongoDB, CouchBD, OrientDB)
  • Knowledge of Scrum and lean development principles

Please highlight/illustrate in your cover letter if you have a GitHub account, participate in any open source projects,
and/or have any work deployed publically. Email a cover letter, resume, and expectations to job@brainpath.ca.

Why Us?

We’re a lean startup and our founding team has decades of product and business experience. You are able to work independently with minimal supervision. This position will involve considerable independent work and you will be encouraged to contribute your own ideas. You will be entering our team at a ground-level opportunity to shape the direction of a new startup. An opportunity to exercise influence on building an innovative product. Flexible work schedule and location.

Compensation

$35K – $49K Salary || 0.5% – 5% Equity

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Bioinformatics Research Chair Sought

Bioinformatics Research Chair

The Faculty of Health Sciences and the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen’s University are seeking an international leader and innovator in the area of bioinformatics. This is a tenured appointment at the level of Professor.

Read the full document here:

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