Software Developer/Research Coordinator (Toronto)

The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR – is a non-profit and non-partisan organization associated with the University of Toronto and St Michael’s Hospital. CGHR’s mission is to lead high-quality public health research that advances global health for all, with particular attention to the world’s poorest populations. Its flagship project, the Million Death Study (MDS), is run in collaboration with the Government of India and documents causes of death across the country.

We are looking for a software developer/research coordinator to lead, manage, and implement all IT related aspects of our research, with emphasis on software development. Our software solutions aim at digitizing collection, coding, and analysis of epidemiological data. Candidates with 3+ years of experience and proven expertise are invited to apply.


The successful candidate will be responsible for software quality maintenance, back-up, security and related quality control procedures. The position will require documenting information regarding quality standards and other details.


Preferred technical skills in the following areas:

  • Bachelor in engineering, computer science and/or information technology
  • Knowledge of programming languages such as Java, C/C++ and/or XML
  • Knowledge related to data warehouse such as managing large databases using MS SQL server/MYSQL/Postgresql or other software and business intelligence is strongly preferred
  • Knowledge in QTP, Selenium, Load Runner, Rational
  • Experience in automation/performance/manual testing
  • Good with process and methodologies in the areas of engineering, planning, design, and implementation
  • Good organizational skills, an eye for detail, and an understanding of the importance of accuracy/quality in scientific work
  • Strong conceptual, organizational, project management and presentation skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Be able to work independently and with minimum supervision
  • Knowledge of health care system, medical/ epidemiological terminology and ICD-10 classification would be an asset
  • Understand quantitative methods as they apply to health information

Please submit a cover letter and CV to:

Centre for Global Health Research
St. Michael’s Hospital
30 Bond Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8

Please quote “Senior Computer Programmer position” in the subject line.

Deadline for applications: open until filled.

CGHR thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. CGHR has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.


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