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Children's Hospital Boston Seeks Open Source Web Developer (Boston, MA)
December 08, 2008 @ 13:47:59

Company Children's Hospital Boston
Location Boston, MA
Title Open Source Web Developer

Senior Developer, Medical Informatics, Children's Hospital Informatics Program.

Children's Hospital seeks a full-time, highly motivated, self-sufficient, senior developer to take on critical development of advanced genomic health record software. Individual is expected to thrive within a strong software team that emphasizes teamwork, joint coding sessions, and good ideas implemented using simple, robust code.

This is an ideal opportunity for a strong developer who wants to discover and specialize in medical informatics.

Responsibilities will include regular software design sessions with other team members, significant amounts of development, and eventual mentoring of junior developers.

Desired Skills:

  • Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science, or equivalent industry experience.
  • Web development, including ideally experience with REST API development.
  • Experience with dynamic languages, ideally Ruby and/or Python.
  • Experience with iterative development strategies.
  • An appreciation for the value of strong documentation.
  • An appreciation for the simplicity and power of web-based tools.

For additional information, please contact Sarah Legendre at

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Job Posting:
University Health Network/Toronto General Hospital Seeks LAMP Web-developer
April 25, 2007 @ 13:54:00

As posted on the blog:
Company University Health Network/Toronto General Hospital
Location Toronto, Canada
Title Technical Analyst - LAMP Web-developer

The Eysenbach Research Group seeks a web-developer who will be in charge for JMIR/OJS/WebCite-related activities, including but not limited to:

  • enhancing and maintaining the functionality of the Journal of Medical Internet Research ( )
  • designing and implementing a web archiving system ( ) with PHP/MySQL
  • writing and running scripts to automatically tag articles with XML for publication
  • typesetting (XML-tagging) manuscripts
  • developing new ways to improve online academic publishing and promote open access publishing
  • resolving any server/technical issues that arise with either or
  • supporting site users, authors, etc.
  • providing technical guidance and support for new research projects
Required Skills
  • capable of multi-tasking and prioritizing
  • intimately familiar with ALL aspects of LAMP-based Web development
  • able to work in a shell environment
  • knowledge of XML and related technologies (XSL XPath, DOM)
  • excellent problem solving skills and a love for technical challenges
The following are also considered assets
  • JavaScript, CSS, AJAX
  • familiarity with regular expressions
  • strong awareness of usability and human interface / design issues
  • interest in open access publishing
  • familiarity with research databases and their related technical challenges
  • desire to work in the non-profit sector
  • interest in and knowledge about Web 2.0 approaches
  • information science background, with technical knowledge about bibliographic and other metadata
  • experience with content management systems, wikis etc

The University Health Network has repeatedly been selected as one of Canada's top 100 employers (

The position is based in downtown Toronto, but we are willing to discuss a teleworking arrangement. We are thinking of a full-time employee, but are also willing to discuss a freelancing arrangement (please specify your hourly rate).

Some of the work could be used as a thesis/research project, thus students (e.g. PhD part-time students) - especially in information and computer science - are invited to apply.

Contact geysenba at

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