Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre offers scientists, researchers and others the opportunity to pursue careers at the forefront of genome science and precision medicine. With close ties to local and national clinical and academic communities—and to scientific collaborators around the world—we offer a rich and diverse research environment. With offices and laboratories located in Vancouver, British Columbia, we work in a city that consistently ranks as one of the best places in the world to live.

Come work with us!

Our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

We believe that diversity and inclusivity are essential for the advancement of human knowledge and science.

We welcome all applicants and provide all employees with equal opportunity for advancement, regardless of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, conviction of a criminal or summary conviction offence unrelated to their employment.

COVID-19

All jobs at the GSC are based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. With current COVID-19 conditions and restrictions, for positions with work that can be conducted remotely, some employees and positions will be required to work remotely. Flexible work options may be extended for some positions in the future. Regardless, employees in most roles must be able to work onsite at the GSC, offsite (from home or remotely) or some combination of these.

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Internal applicants please visit internaljobs.phsa.ca to apply online for internal job postings.

Research Project Manager - Level 7

Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC)

Today’s Research. Tomorrow’s Medicine.

The GSC is a department of the BC Cancer Research Institute and a high-throughput genome sequencing facility. We are leaders in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics in pursuit of novel treatment strategies for cancers and other diseases.

Among the world’s first genome centres to be established within a cancer clinic, for more than two decades our scientists and innovators have been designing and deploying cutting-edge technologies to benefit health and advance clinical research.

Among the GSC’s most significant accomplishments are the first publication to demonstrate the use of whole-genome sequencing to inform cancer treatment planning, the first published sequence of the SARS coronavirus genome and major contributions to the first physical map of the human genome as part of the Human Genome Project.

By joining the GSC you will become part of an exceptional and diverse team of scientists, clinicians, experts and professionals operating at the leading edge of clinical research. We look for people who share our core values—science, timeliness, respect—to join us on our mission to use genome science for the betterment of health and society.

Do you have a background in science research — from its processes and practices to proposals & peer-review? Can you develop an award winning grant application, facilitate efficient and productive meetings, gather the right information and engage the right people at the right ti​me? We're looking for a Research Project Manager to help GSC faculty and leaders continue to deliver world-leading genomics, bioinformatics, cancer and precision medicine research.

Job Reference No.: RPC2_R00026_2022_11_29

Summary

Reporting to Projects Team Leader and working closely with the Principal Investigators and Project Leaders, you will play a key role in managing research projects and grants within the context of a research culture with established policies and procedures, vision and values. The major focus of this position is to work with the Principal Investigators and Project leaders to establish the objectives, milestones, and budgets for various research projects and grants, and develop  strategies to monitor the progress of projects to ensure project objectives and milestones are successfully met.

Duties/Accountabilities

  • Establishing budgets for research projects, grants, collaborations and core activities
  • Assisting with preparing grants, progress reports, statement of work documents, compliance documents, sample status or analysis reports
  • Monitoring budgets and expenditures
  • Establishing, monitoring, and coordinating project progress, milestones, deadlines and objectives
  • Recommending strategies for improving projects management methods and processesIdentifying, problem solving and working to remove barriers to successful project completion
  • Liaising with grant/core funding agencies
  • Interacting directly with research collaborators or clinical study teams as required
  • Provides work directions to trainees and staff as appropriate.
  • Performing other related duties as appropriate

Qualifications

While equivalencies will be considered, ideally you bring a degree in Science (preferably Genetics, Biochemistry, Microbiology or Computer Science) plus a minimum of 5 years' recent related experience in project management and/or research development management.

Certification as a Project Management professional will help you make the short list, as will recent experience in academic scientific research, clinical trials research, biotech or software industry. Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Project is essential and you should have excellent organizational, analytical and verbal and written communication skills.

Successful candidate(s) will be offered positions through Provincial Health Services Authority at the Research Project Coordinator II level, which is equivalent to that described above.

Core Skills and Abilities

Excellent written and verbal communication skills and proactive interactions with collaborators are a must to perform successfully in this position. Active participation in laboratory meetings and seminars relevant to the project activities is highly encouraged. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple resource intense projects within a fast paced environment.

Application

Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume to bcgscjobs@bcgsc.ca, using  Job Reference No.: RPC2_R00026_2022_11_29 in the subject line of your email.

This posting will remain online until filled.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, the position would require working remotely on a temporary basis. This restriction would be re-evaluated upon re-contracting.

Important!

We believe that diversity and inclusivity are essential for the advancement of human knowledge and science.

We welcome all applicants and provide all employees with equal opportunity for advancement, regardless of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, conviction of a criminal or summary conviction offence unrelated to their employment.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens ,permanent residents, applicants with a valid status to work in Canada will be given priority.

Please note All jobs at the GSC are based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Flexible work options are available for this position upon request and is subject to change in accordance with GSC’s Operational needs and PHSA’s Flexible Work Options Policy.

Genome Sciences Technologist - Sequencing

Why work at the GSC

As the first genome centre to be established within a cancer clinic, our story began by thinking outside of the box. From being the first in the world to sequence the SARS coronavirus during the 2003 global outbreak to publishing the first study demonstrating the use of whole genome sequencing to influence personalized cancer treatment planning in 2010, our passion for pushing scientific frontiers continues to this day.

Our technology platforms enable the transformative science being done at the GSC. But it is our world-class team of scientists and innovators that make it happen. By joining the GSC you will become part of a diverse and dedicated group of biologists, bioinformaticians, computer scientists, computational biologists, biochemists, engineers and clinicians. We look for people who share our core values—science, timeliness and respect—to join us in our mission to provide genomics, bioinformatics and proteomics technology and expertise for the benefit of human health and society.


Job Reference No: GST_P00634_HSA 136835_2022_11_24

Role Summary

In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Provincial Health Services Authority patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at PHSA, and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.The Genome Sciences Technologist performs various molecular biology techniques and procedures including library construction which are involved in the operation of a large scale, high throughput DNA mapping and DNA sequencing production facility.

This is a temporary full-time renewable position.

Qualifications

    Education, training and experience:

    Graduation from a recognized diploma program in Biotechnology, Microbiology or Biochemistry and two (2) years’ of recent related experience in a research laboratory or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the Genome Sciences Centre Group Leaders and Production Coordinators.

      Skills and abilities:

      • Knowledge of molecular biology techniques particularly DNA and RNA preparation and manipulation
      • Demonstrated ability to perform detailed procedures reproducibly and accurately
      • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with others in a team environment
      • Demonstrated ability to efficiently organize work assignments and establish priorities
      • Basic knowledge of and ability to operate personal computers

      To Apply

      Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume to bcgscjobs@bcgsc.ca, using Job Reference No.: GST_P00634_HSA 136835_2022_11_24 in the subject line of your email.

      This posting will remain online until filled.

      As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021

      We believe that equity, diversity and inclusivity are essential for the advancement of human knowledge and science.

      We welcome all applicants and provide all employees with equal opportunity for advancement, regardless of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, conviction of a criminal or summary conviction offence unrelated to their employment.

      All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

      About the GSC

      Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC)

      Today’s Research. Tomorrow’s Medicine.

      The GSC is a department of the BC Cancer Research Institute and a high-throughput genome sequencing facility. We are leaders in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics in pursuit of novel treatment strategies for cancers and other diseases.

      Among the world’s first genome centres to be established within a cancer clinic, for more than two decades our scientists and innovators have been designing and deploying cutting-edge technologies to benefit health and advance clinical research.

      Among the GSC’s most significant accomplishments are the first publication to demonstrate the use of whole-genome sequencing to inform cancer treatment planning, the first published sequence of the SARS coronavirus genome and major contributions to the first physical map of the human genome as part of the Human Genome Project.

      By joining the GSC you will become part of an exceptional and diverse team of scientists, clinicians, experts and professionals operating at the leading edge of clinical research. We look for people who share our core values—science, timeliness, respect—to join us on our mission to use genome science for the betterment of health and society.

      Apply Here

      Genomics Engineering Technologist - Sequencing

      Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC)

      Today’s Research. Tomorrow’s Medicine.

      The GSC is a department of the BC Cancer Research Institute and a high-throughput genome sequencing facility. We are leaders in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics in pursuit of novel treatment strategies for cancers and other diseases.

      Among the world’s first genome centres to be established within a cancer clinic, for more than two decades our scientists and innovators have been designing and deploying cutting-edge technologies to benefit health and advance clinical research.

      Among the GSC’s most significant accomplishments are the first publication to demonstrate the use of whole-genome sequencing to inform cancer treatment planning, the first published sequence of the SARS coronavirus genome and major contributions to the first physical map of the human genome as part of the Human Genome Project.

      By joining the GSC you will become part of an exceptional and diverse team of scientists, clinicians, experts and professionals operating at the leading edge of clinical research. We look for people who share our core values—science, timeliness, respect—to join us on our mission to use genome science for the betterment of health and society.

      Job Reference No.: GET_P00651_HSA 136840_2022_11_24

      Job Summary:

      Reporting to the group leader and in accordance with established policies, standards and procedures, this position performs technical work related to the repair, maintenance, calibration, inspection and evaluation of genomics laboratory equipment.

      This is a temporary full-time renewable union position.

      Duties:

      1. Repairs and maintains laboratory equipment related to high throughput genomics such as robotic liquid handlers (Hamilton Nimbus and Starlet, Janus), centrifuges, thermocyclers, sequencers, Barcode printers,  Agilent bioanalysers, Speed  vac, autoclave etc..
      2. Performs inspections, tests, troubleshooting, calibration and repair of equipment as necessary by methods such as identifying faults, disassembling, replacing parts, making adjustments or calibrations, reassembling and testing equipment to determine if functioning properly.Contacts and co-ordinates vendors and service representatives as necessary.
      3. Performs preventative maintenance on equipment by methods such as visually inspecting equipment for signs of wear and/or malfunctions, cleaning, lubricating and replacing parts. Maintains records and revises standard operating procedures as required.
      4. Provides consultations and training to staff and demonstrates procedures to operators of equipment on use for optimal performance and safety.
      5. Communicates status and scheduling repairs and equipment moves with inter-team and department.
      6. Modifies, redesigns and/or fabricates equipment for specialized applications by reviewing specifications with appropriate personnel, writing specifications for new equipment/devices and/or changing system operating parameters.
      7. Participates in the identification of equipment needs, evaluates equipment based on these needs and makes recommendations on the purchase of various products to Leader(s).
      8. Programs new protocols on equipment including Hamilton liquid handler and tetrads as required..
      9. Documents repair and equipment related activities including report generation.
      10. Performs other duties as required.

      Qualifications

      Education, Training and Experience

      Graduate of a recognized program in Biomedical Engineering Technology plus two (2) years recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.  

      Skills and Abilities

      • Knowledge of similar laboratory equipment especially robot liquid handlers.
      • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with all levels of staff.
      • Able to adapt to changes in work and demonstrate initiative to prioritize, track and coordinate tasks around production needs.
      • Demonstrated administrative, organizational and record keeping skills.
      • Ability to work independently with minimal direction and supervision.
      • Experience with computer software applications such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access and JIRA.
      • Physical ability to perform the duties of the job.

      Application

      Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume to bcgscjobs@bcgsc.ca, using Job Reference No: GET_P00651_HSA 136840_2022_11_24 in the subject line of your email.

      This posting will remain online until filled.

      Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, the position would require working remotely on a temporary basis. This restriction would be re-evaluated upon re-contracting.

      We believe that equity, diversity and inclusivity are essential for the advancement of human knowledge and science.

      We welcome all applicants and provide all employees with equal opportunity for advancement, regardless of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, conviction of a criminal or summary conviction offence unrelated to their employment.

      All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

      Research Project Manager

      Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC)

      Today’s Research. Tomorrow’s Medicine.

      The GSC is a department of the BC Cancer Research Institute and a high-throughput genome sequencing facility. We are leaders in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics in pursuit of novel treatment strategies for cancers and other diseases.

      Among the world’s first genome centres to be established within a cancer clinic, for more than two decades our scientists and innovators have been designing and deploying cutting-edge technologies to benefit health and advance clinical research.

      Among the GSC’s most significant accomplishments are the first publication to demonstrate the use of whole-genome sequencing to inform cancer treatment planning, the first published sequence of the SARS coronavirus genome and major contributions to the first physical map of the human genome as part of the Human Genome Project.

      By joining the GSC you will become part of an exceptional and diverse team of scientists, clinicians, experts and professionals operating at the leading edge of clinical research. We look for people who share our core values—science, timeliness, respect—to join us on our mission to use genome science for the betterment of health and society.

      Job Reference No: RPC_R00022_Projects_2022_11_15

      Summary

      Reporting to Projects Team Leader and working closely with the Principal Investigators and Project Leaders, you will play a key role in managing research projects and grants within the context of a research culture with established policies and procedures, vision and values. The major focus of this position is to work with the Principal Investigators and Project leaders to establish the objectives, milestones, and budgets for various research projects and grants, and monitor and facilitate progress against these objectives and milestones.

      Duties/Accountabilities

      • Establishing budgets for research projects, grants, collaborations and core activities
      • Assisting with preparing grants, progress reports, statement of work documents, compliance documents, sample status or analysis reports
      • Monitoring budgets and expenditures
      • Establishing, monitoring, and coordinating project progress, milestones, deadlines and objectives
      • Recommending strategies for improving projects management methods and processes
      • Liaising with grant/core funding agencies
      • Interacting directly with research collaborators or clinical study teams as required
      • Performing other related duties as appropriate

      Qualifications

      While equivalencies will be considered, ideally you bring a degree in Science (preferably Genetics, Biochemistry, Microbiology or Computer Science) plus 5 years' recent related experience in project management and/or research development management.

      Certification as a Project Management professional will help you make the short list, as will experience in academic scientific research, clinical trials research, biotech or software industry. Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Project is essential and you should have excellent organizational, analytical and verbal and written communication skills.

      Successful candidate(s) will be offered positions through Provincial Health Services Authority at the Research Project Coordinator level, which is equivalent to that described above.

      Core Skills and Abilities

      Excellent written and verbal communication skills and proactive interactions with collaborators are a must to perform successfully in this position. Active participation in laboratory meetings and seminars relevant to the project activities is highly encouraged.

      Application

      Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume to bcgscjobs@bcgsc.ca, using Job Reference No: RPC_R00022_Projects_2022_11_15 in the subject line of your email.

      This posting will remain online until filled.

      Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, the position would require working on a hybrid basis, both remotely within BC and onsite in the GSC office in Vancouver on a temporary basis. This restriction would be re-evaluated upon re-contracting.

      As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

      We believe that equity, diversity and inclusivity are essential for the advancement of human knowledge and science.

      We welcome all applicants and provide all employees with equal opportunity for advancement, regardless of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, conviction of a criminal or summary conviction offence unrelated to their employment.

      All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

      Research Programmer - Birol Lab/Bioinformatics Technology Lab

      Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC)

      Today’s Research. Tomorrow’s Medicine.

      The GSC is a department of the BC Cancer Research Institute and a high-throughput genome sequencing facility. We are leaders in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics in pursuit of novel treatment strategies for cancers and other diseases.

      Among the world’s first genome centres to be established within a cancer clinic, for more than two decades our scientists and innovators have been designing and deploying cutting-edge technologies to benefit health and advance clinical research.

      Among the GSC’s most significant accomplishments are the first publication to demonstrate the use of whole-genome sequencing to inform cancer treatment planning, the first published sequence of the SARS coronavirus genome and major contributions to the first physical map of the human genome as part of the Human Genome Project.

      By joining the GSC you will become part of an exceptional and diverse team of scientists, clinicians, experts and professionals operating at the leading edge of clinical research. We look for people who share our core values—science, timeliness, respect—to join us on our mission to use genome science for the betterment of health and society.

      Job Reference No. RP_R00008_Birol Lab_2022_09_08

      Summary

      The Genome Sciences Centre (GSC) is a leading international organization for genomics and bioinformatics research. Our mandate is to advance knowledge in those areas, and to realize the social and economic benefits of genomics research. The Research Programmer analyzes large-scale genomics data and provides support for research projects in the Bioinformatics Technology Lab (BTL) / Genome Sciences Centre - BC Cancer through developing software, data models, analysis pipelines, and documentation. The successful candidate will work independently in a multidisciplinary environment, and participate as a project team member on specific genome research projects to develop / test code and help analyze large volumes of genomics data.

      Key Accountabilities


      • Develop and implement data analysis pipelines / algorithms
      • Work with the BTL’s Python and C/C++ code base (improve existing modules, create new ones, etc.)
      • Analyze large scale genomics and next-generation sequence datasets
      • Investigate complex biological problems in which analysis of sequence data requires in-depth evaluation
      • Collaborate to develop and test code, implement software and data analysis pipelines
      • Prepare programming documentation in accordance with prescribed standards
      • Conduct literature reviews, and provide input and recommendations to the Principal Investigator and
      Group Leader regarding new computer applications, bioinformatics software or statistical techniques
      • Participate in weekly lab meetings and present work for review by others
      • Provide contributions to the preparation and/or presentation of research manuscripts

      Qualifications

      • B.A./B.S., M.S, or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Engineering or a related field
      • Minimum 2 years of experience in computer programming
      • Experience developing bioinformatics pipelines and/or tools is a must
      • Proficient in C/C++
      • Experience with at least one scripting language (Python, PERL, R, etc.)
      • Experience with good software engineering and version control practices (code review, unit testing, etc.)
      • Experience working in a Unix/Linux environment
      • Experience with analyzing very large datasets (1TB+ scale)
      • Experience with next-generation sequencing data analysis (DNA, RNA) is a must
      • Knowledge of microbial and human genetics will be considered assets

      The successful applicant will be part of a team of research scientists working in a dynamic environment to primarily develop and apply data analysis algorithms and protocols to analyze genome data. You will be contributing to advancing science, cancer and genome research locally and worldwide.  

      Application

      Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume to bcgscjobs@bcgsc.ca, using Job Reference No. RP_R00008_Birol Lab_2022_09_08 in the subject line of your email.

      This posting will remain online until filled.

      Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, the position would require working both remotely and onsite on a temporary basis. This restriction would be re-evaluated upon re-contracting.

      As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

      We believe that equity, diversity and inclusivity are essential for the advancement of human knowledge and science.

      We welcome all applicants and provide all employees with equal opportunity for advancement, regardless of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, conviction of a criminal or summary conviction offence unrelated to their employment.

      All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

      Research Associate

      Job Reference No: RA_R00006_Evgin Lab_2022_11_10

      Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC) is a state-of-the-art, large scale, high throughput, clinically accredited genomics and bioinformatics facility. If you have a PhD degree in a life sciences or quantitative discipline and experience with lab research, along with an interest in genomics and improving cancer care, you could become an integral member of our team.

      The GSC's Evgin lab is seeking a Research Associate. The Evgin lab uses mouse models of cancer to investigate the in vivo interplay between the immune system and cancer. Specifically, the team is interested in how the function and plasticity chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells are regulated by the tumour microenvironment, and how to leverage combination therapy (including oncolytic viruses and vaccines) and CRISPR editing to overcome these challenges. We are looking for a motivated, creative, and meticulous individual who has a strong understanding of molecular biology and immunology to contribute to our research program.

      This is your opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative and dynamic environment. As a Research Associate in the Evgin Lab, you will develop close relationships with world-renown computational and genome science technologists, cancer researchers and medical scientists. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and significant career development opportunities.

      Duties 

      • Perform experiments that include basic molecular and biochemical bench-work, generate plasmids and produce retrovirus/lentivirus, and perform cell culture of mouse and human cells.
      • Follow detailed, time-sensitive and challenging protocols to generate lymphoma mouse models and adoptive transfer experiments.
      • Conduct flow-based immunologic phenotyping experiments and tumor measurements by a variety of in vivo and ex vivo approaches.
      • Maintain banks of cell lines, plasmids, viruses (etc).
      • Work with team members and collaborators regarding data generation and project coordination.
      • General laboratory management such as maintenance of supplies and inventory.
      • Contribute to scientific publications, patents, and funding proposals.
      • Perform other related duties as required.

      Qualifications

      • PhD degree in a life sciences or quantitative discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.
      • A Minimum of three (3) years of recent related experience in a research laboratory.

      Skills & Abilities

      • A strong background in molecular biology including DNA isolation/purification, construct design and cloning is required.
      • Experience working with primary immune cells and along with CRISPR-based genetic engineering is desirable.
      • Experience with flow cytometry and standard immunologic techniques is desirable.
      • Experience with retrovirus, lentivirus, VSV or vaccinia based viral vectors is desirable.
      • Experience with mouse handling and injections is helpful.
      • Outstanding organization skills, attention to detail, as well as the ability to maintain detailed documentation is required.
      • Experience using graphing programs such as Prism, Excel, etc.
      • Ability to collaborate proficiently and communicate effectively with colleagues and management teams.
      • Ability to contribute in a meaningful way to scientific discourse.
      • Ability to think critically and learn independently.

      Apply Now!

      Please submit a CV and a one-page cover letter highlighting relevant research experience, interests and goals to bcgscjobs@bcgsc.ca, using Job Reference Number RA_R00006_Evgin Lab_2022_11_10 in the subject line of your email.

      This posting will remain online until filled.

      As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

      All jobs at the GSC are based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Flexible work options are available for some positions upon request and is subject to change in accordance with GSC’s Operational needs and PHSA’s Flexible Work Options Policy.

      We believe that diversity and inclusivity are essential for the advancement of human knowledge and science.

      We welcome all applicants and provide all employees with equal opportunity for advancement, regardless of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, conviction of a criminal or summary conviction offence unrelated to their employment.

      All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

       

      Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC)

      Today’s Research. Tomorrow’s Medicine.

      The GSC is a department of the BC Cancer Research Institute and a high-throughput genome sequencing facility. We are leaders in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics in pursuit of novel treatment strategies for cancers and other diseases.

      Among the world’s first genome centres to be established within a cancer clinic, for more than two decades our scientists and innovators have been designing and deploying cutting-edge technologies to benefit health and advance clinical research.

      Among the GSC’s most significant accomplishments are the first publication to demonstrate the use of whole-genome sequencing to inform cancer treatment planning, the first published sequence of the SARS coronavirus genome and major contributions to the first physical map of the human genome as part of the Human Genome Project.

      By joining the GSC you will become part of an exceptional and diverse team of scientists, clinicians, experts and professionals operating at the leading edge of clinical research. We look for people who share our core values—science, timeliness, respect—to join us on our mission to use genome science for the betterment of health and society.

      Genome Sciences Technologist - Biospecimen Core

      Job Reference No.:  GST_P00634_HSA 136839_Biospec Core_2022_11_24

      Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC) is a state-of-the-art, large scale, high throughput, clinically accredited genomics and bioinformatics facility. If you have a diploma in Biotechnology, Microbiology or Biochemistry and experience working in a research lab, join our team as a Genome Science Technologist!  

      At the GSC, Genome Science Technologists perform various molecular biology techniques and procedures using laboratory robots. This includes biospecimen procurement, sample handling and quality control, diverse library construction and high throughput sequencing methods.

      The position is anchored within a team of exceptional scientists, computational biologists and programmers, which collaborate directly on the development of robust, cost efficient, and competitive processes for new targeted and precision medicine analytical pipelines. By working within the GSCs biospecimen core, you will develop close relationships with world-renown specialists in bioinformatics, cancer researchers and medical scientists; have access to one of the most robust computational and next generation genome sequencing technology facilities in Canada, all while living in one of the most beautiful, diverse and eclectic cities in the world. Your work will help to save lives and contribute to a world free from the fear of cancer.

      This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and significant career development opportunities.

      This is a temporary full-time renewable union position.

      Apply now!

      Duties and Responsibilities

      1. Following controlled laboratory procedures, performs tasks such as biospecimen receipt and quality check, laboratory information management system (LIMS) data entry, RNA and DNA purification, cDNA synthesis, genome and transcriptome next generation library construction and sequencing, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) experiments and agarose gel electrophoresis.
      2. Works within a regulated quality system including maintaining training records, document control with active corrective and preventative actions (CA/PA).
      3. Data entry using laboratory software and basic reporting of results to supervisors.
      4. Prepares solutions following standard operating procedures.
      5. Maintains general lab and equipment cleanliness.  Recognizes and reports malfunctions in equipment.
      6. Processes patient samples according to established procedures for clinical sequencing diagnostic tests.
      7. Performs other related duties as required.

      Qualifications

      Education, Training and Experience

      Graduation from a recognized diploma program in Biotechnology, Microbiology or Biochemistry 

      - OR -

      An equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the Genome Sciences Centre Group Leaders and Production Coordinators.

      Skills and Abilities

      • Knowledge of molecular biology techniques, particularly DNA and RNA preparation and manipulation, and a good understanding of genomics technologies.
      • Demonstrated ability to perform detailed procedures reproducibly and accurately.
      • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with others in a team environment.
      • Demonstrated ability to efficiently organize work assignments and establish priorities.
      • Basic knowledge of and ability to operate personal computers.

      Apply

      Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume to bcgscjobs@bcgsc.ca, using Job Reference No.:  GST_P00634_HSA 136839_Biospec Core_2022_11_24 in the subject line of your email.

      This posting will remain online until filled.

      As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021

      We believe that equity, diversity and inclusivity are essential for the advancement of human knowledge and science.

      We welcome all applicants and provide all employees with equal opportunity for advancement, regardless of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, conviction of a criminal or summary conviction offence unrelated to their employment.

      All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

      About the GSC

      Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC)

      Today’s Research. Tomorrow’s Medicine.

      The GSC is a department of the BC Cancer Research Institute and a high-throughput genome sequencing facility. We are leaders in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics in pursuit of novel treatment strategies for cancers and other diseases.

      Among the world’s first genome centres to be established within a cancer clinic, for more than two decades our scientists and innovators have been designing and deploying cutting-edge technologies to benefit health and advance clinical research.

      Among the GSC’s most significant accomplishments are the first publication to demonstrate the use of whole-genome sequencing to inform cancer treatment planning, the first published sequence of the SARS coronavirus genome and major contributions to the first physical map of the human genome as part of the Human Genome Project.

      By joining the GSC you will become part of an exceptional and diverse team of scientists, clinicians, experts and professionals operating at the leading edge of clinical research. We look for people who share our core values—science, timeliness, respect—to join us on our mission to use genome science for the betterment of health and society.

      All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

      Business Analyst and Project Support

      Job Reference No: RPC2_R00026_2021_07_06

      Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC) is a state-of-the-art, large scale, high throughput, clinically accredited genomics and bioinformatics facility. If you have a Bachelor's degree in Health Information Science or Computer Science—along with experience in software/system project planning, analysis and implementation—this is your opportunity to join our team as a Business Analyst providing support for cutting-edge technology projects!

      Reporting to the Head of Quality and Regulatory Affairs, the Business Analyst and Project Support (BA) leads the analysis and documentation of business requirements to support projects for designated programs and services. The successful candidate for this position will work in close collaboration with other stakeholders to develop business systems enhancements, business solutions, or business processes including GSC’s bioinformatics processes. The BA functions as a Subject Matter Expert to the project team through performing gap analysis of systems and business process mapping including the identification of linkages to other business systems.  

      The BA position is anchored within a team of exceptional scientists, computational biologists and programmers, which collaborate directly on the development of robust, cost efficient and competitive processes for new targeted and precision medicine analytical pipelines. By working within the GSCs bioinformatics facility, you will develop close relationships with world-renown computational and genome science technologists, cancer researchers and medical scientists; have access to one of the most robust computational and next generation genome sequencing technology facilities in Canada, all while living in one of the most beautiful, diverse and eclectic cities in the world. Your work will help to save lives and contribute to a world free from the fear of cancer.

      This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and significant career development opportunities.

      Apply now! 

      Duties and Responsibilities

      • Provide key contributions to the development of solutions to ensure that business processes and/or project deliverables are consistent, accurate and timely.  
      • Participate in and contribute to strategic planning. 
      • Develop project plans for the design, development and implementation of new business processes; support the transition from current systems, practices and processes to an integrated system, common practices and standardized processes with current or improved functionality.  
      • Ensure key results are achieved in accordance with the project plan by analyzing current business systems and processes, generating ideas and formulating recommendations/options, and supporting members of the project in prioritizing tasks and reaching decisions that are within project scope and timelines. 
      • Implement or contribute to the implementation of effective processes to assess project risks, identify risk mitigation strategies and monitor risk throughout the project lifecycle. Support the Managers/Team Leads by providing regular updates on the progress as well as any areas of risk associated with the completion of the project both within the project scope and the timeline. Provide professional expertise to staff, departments, stakeholders, and guidance regarding standard process for project management.
      • Coordinate and participate in the analysis, acceptance criteria definition, development, testing, training, implementation and maintenance phases of assigned bioinformatics projects. Carry out post-implementation reviews of systems and make recommendations for improvements.
      • Utilize formal data gathering techniques and analysis tools such as flowcharts, diagrams, dashboards, roles and responsibility matrix (RACI) and work effort estimates. Provide details of estimated implementation costs including associated staffing requirements.
      • Review, analyze and define current/future state processes, determine user and/or department requirements and contribute to the development of specifications and testing for all identified development, system modifications and installations. Perform impact analyses. 
      • Provide user support, advice, guidance and orientation in situations that require interpretation and judgement. Develop content, as required, for training modules; deliver training and provide guidance to system users and department staff. Develop and maintain various business processes, policies and procedures, as well as reference documentation such as user instructions, manuals and reference materials.  
      • Provide support to colleagues and users during the development, maintenance and operation of various computer systems by performing duties such as troubleshooting system software problems and testing alternative solutions. 
      • Participate in the formal data collection and analysis to help identify system deficiencies and/or operational inefficiencies in order to report and develop new ways of improving business efficiencies including the data analysis related to business case developments, project proposals and other key strategic and transformative initiatives. 
      • Assemble, create and maintain information systems technical and operational documentation according to departmental standards.
      • Assist with preparation of Requests for Information/Proposal, development of evaluation processes and tools, and evaluation of vendor responses by serving on working groups, documenting detailed requirements and coordinating project team and vendor communications.

      Qualifications

        • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in Health Information Science, Computer Science or a related discipline—OR relevant related experience that includes software/system project planning, analysis and implementation.  
        • Demonstrated ability to carry out business process mapping and fit gap analysis.  
        • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with the ability manage multiple interactions with multiple groups while working on multiple issues at the same time.  
        • Superior analytical, problem-solving and system analysis skills.  
        • Proven ability to plan and execute projects with stringent timelines.  
        • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.  
        • Demonstrated ability to provide professional expertise to staff, departments and stakeholders, and guidance regarding standard processes for software/computer system related project management.  
        • Demonstrated ability to provide user support, advice and training, and other user liaison services.
        • Public Service and Health Sector experience and knowledge are an asset.  

        Apply

        Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume to bcgscjobs@bcgsc.ca, using Business Analyst and Project Support in the subject line of your email. 

        This posting will remain open until filled.

        Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, the position would require working remotely within British Columbia on a temporary basis with an ability to come to the normal workplace within reasonable notice. This restriction would be re-evaluated after finalization of reopening plans.

        As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

        We believe that diversity and inclusivity are essential for the advancement of human knowledge and science. 

        We welcome all applicants and provide all employees with equal opportunity for advancement, regardless of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, conviction of a criminal or summary conviction offence unrelated to their employment.

        All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

        About the GSC

        Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC)

        Today’s Research. Tomorrow’s Medicine.

        The GSC is a department of the BC Cancer Research Institute and a high-throughput genome sequencing facility. We are leaders in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics in pursuit of novel treatment strategies for cancers and other diseases.

        Among the world’s first genome centres to be established within a cancer clinic, for more than two decades our scientists and innovators have been designing and deploying cutting-edge technologies to benefit health and advance clinical research.

        Among the GSC’s most significant accomplishments are the first publication to demonstrate the use of whole-genome sequencing to inform cancer treatment planning, the first published sequence of the SARS coronavirus genome and major contributions to the first physical map of the human genome as part of the Human Genome Project.

        By joining the GSC you will become part of an exceptional and diverse team of scientists, clinicians, experts and professionals operating at the leading edge of clinical research. We look for people who share our core values—science, timeliness, respect—to join us on our mission to use genome science for the betterment of health and society.

        Process Development Coordinator–Clinical

        JOB ID: PDC_E00375_Clinical_2021_08_11

        Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC) is a state-of-the-art, large scale, high throughput, clinically accredited genomics and bioinformatics facility. If you are a computational scientist with clinical laboratory experience, who has designed and performed computational experiments that generate clinically relevant results, who understands and can improve upon process development and programming workflows, and is motivated to contribute towards scientific endeavours with real benefits to improve the lives of cancer patients—then join us!

        As a Process Development Coordinator within the Clinical Bioinformatics Analysis team at the GSC, reporting to the Bioinformatics Group Leader, you will be responsible for leading the development, testing and validation of clinical bioinformatics processes. The PDC will develop new clinical procedures and bioinformatic workflows, monitor and review performance within the clinical production process, and where applicable, improve existing analyses; monitor results and compare them to best-practice standards; and always strives to streamline efficiency, maximize quality and balance cost. The PDC collaborates closely with key stakeholders for the clinical processes including the clinical director, bioinformatics groups and quality assurance group. You will need to be prepared to take initiative, to think critically and solve complex problems, to build and nurture collaborative relationships across departments, and to learn continuously.

        The position is anchored within a team of exceptional scientists, computational biologists and programmers, which collaborate directly on the development of robust, cost efficient, and competitive processes for new targeted and precision medicine analytical pipelines. By working within the GSCs bioinformatics facility, you will develop close relationships with world-renown computational and genome science technologists, cancer researchers and medical scientists; have access to one of the most robust computational and next generation genome sequencing technology facilities in Canada, all while living in one of the most beautiful, diverse and eclectic cities in the world. Your work will help to save lives and contribute to a world free from the fear of cancer.

        This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and significant career development opportunities.

        So, what are you waiting for? Apply now!

        Duties and Responsibilities

        Oversees the development and testing of clinical bioinformatics production processes by:

        • Designing and performing experiments pertaining to the generation of clinically relevant results.  This includes, but is not limited to, the development and testing of new analyses, protocol optimization, Quality Assurance and Quality Control, testing of prototypes and related activities. The PDC continually monitors performance of protocols within the production process and identifies areas for improvement. All activities will yield documented recommendations and implementation plans.
        • Troubleshooting existing clinical computational processes where necessary. Makes recommendations and adjustments and reports problems.
        • Training designated members of the clinical bioinformatics group in new or optimized analysis workflows. Writes or revises protocols accordingly.
        • Performing technical functions related to the Bioinformatics groups of the GSC.

        Qualifications

        • Graduation from a recognized Bachelor’s program in an appropriate discipline such as Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Genetics, Molecular Biology or Biochemistry—OR an acceptable equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
        • Proven expertise with Python and/or other similar high level languages.
        • Demonstrated ability in R or other similar statistical programming languages and in statistical analysis.
        • Functional knowledge of distributed version control systems, such as Git.
        • Demonstrated experience with next generation/ third generation sequencing technology with an in-depth understanding of standards and guidelines for validating clinical bioinformatics analysis pipelines using these technologies.
        • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
        • Comfortable working in a Linux environment, including experience with shell scripting and common command-line tools.
        • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with others in a team environment.
        • Experience liaising with multiple stakeholders to support consensus goals.
        • Demonstrated ability to efficiently organize work assignments and establish priorities to meet set milestones.
        • Demonstrated ability to write technical documents including validations and procedure manuals.
        • Excellent analytical skills.
        • Demonstrated ability to accept responsibility and work independently.
        • Experience with bioinformatic workflow managers, e.g., Nextflow, would be considered an asset.
        • Management experience is also an asset.

        Application

        Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume to bcgscjobs@bcgsc.ca, using the Job Reference No. PDC_E00375_Clinical_2021_08_11 in the subject line of your email.

        This posting will remain online until filled.

        Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, the position would require working on a hybrid basis, both remotely and onsite within British Columbia on a temporary basis. This restriction would be re-evaluated after finalization of full reopening plans.

        As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021

        We believe that equity, diversity and inclusivity are essential for the advancement of human knowledge and science.

        We welcome all applicants and provide all employees with equal opportunity for advancement, regardless of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, conviction of a criminal or summary conviction offence unrelated to their employment.

        All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

        About the GSC

        Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC)

        Today’s Research. Tomorrow’s Medicine.

        The GSC is a department of the BC Cancer Research Institute and a high-throughput genome sequencing facility. We are leaders in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics in pursuit of novel treatment strategies for cancers and other diseases.

        Among the world’s first genome centres to be established within a cancer clinic, for more than two decades our scientists and innovators have been designing and deploying cutting-edge technologies to benefit health and advance clinical research.

        Among the GSC’s most significant accomplishments are the first publication to demonstrate the use of whole-genome sequencing to inform cancer treatment planning, the first published sequence of the SARS coronavirus genome and major contributions to the first physical map of the human genome as part of the Human Genome Project.

        By joining the GSC you will become part of an exceptional and diverse team of scientists, clinicians, experts and professionals operating at the leading edge of clinical research. We look for people who share our core values — science, timeliness, respect — to join us on our mission to use genome science for the betterment of health and society.

        Genome Sciences Technologist - Library Core

        Job Reference No.:  GST_P00634_HSA 136838_Library Core_2022_11_24

        Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC) is a state-of-the-art, large scale, high throughput, clinically accredited genomics and bioinformatics facility. If you have a diploma in Biotechnology, Microbiology or Biochemistry and experience working in a research lab, join our team as a Genome Science Technologist!  

        At the GSC, Genome Science Technologists perform various molecular biology techniques and procedures using laboratory robots. This includes biospecimen procurement, sample handling and quality control, diverse library construction and high throughput sequencing methods.

        The position is anchored within a team of exceptional scientists, computational biologists and programmers, which collaborate directly on the development of robust, cost efficient, and competitive processes for new targeted and precision medicine analytical pipelines. By working within the GSCs library core, you will develop close relationships with world-renown specialists in bioinformatics, cancer researchers and medical scientists; have access to one of the most robust computational and next generation genome sequencing technology facilities in Canada, all while living in one of the most beautiful, diverse and eclectic cities in the world. Your work will help to save lives and contribute to a world free from the fear of cancer.

        This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and significant career development opportunities.

        This is a temporary full-time renewable union position.

        Apply now!

        Duties and Responsibilities

        1. Following controlled laboratory procedures, performs tasks such as biospecimen receipt and quality check, laboratory information management system (LIMS) data entry, RNA and DNA purification, cDNA synthesis, genome and transcriptome next generation library construction and sequencing, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) experiments and agarose gel electrophoresis.
        2. Works within a regulated quality system including maintaining training records, document control with active corrective and preventative actions (CA/PA).
        3. Data entry using laboratory software and basic reporting of results to supervisors.
        4. Prepares solutions following standard operating procedures.
        5. Maintains general lab and equipment cleanliness.  Recognizes and reports malfunctions in equipment.
        6. Processes patient samples according to established procedures for clinical sequencing diagnostic tests.
        7. Performs other related duties as required.

        Qualifications

        Education, Training and Experience

        Graduation from a recognized diploma program in Biotechnology, Microbiology or Biochemistry—OR, an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the Genome Sciences Centre Group Leaders and Production Coordinators.

        Skills and Abilities

        • Knowledge of molecular biology techniques, particularly DNA and RNA preparation and manipulation, and a good understanding of genomics technologies.
        • Demonstrated ability to perform detailed procedures reproducibly and accurately.
        • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with others in a team environment.
        • Demonstrated ability to efficiently organize work assignments and establish priorities.
        • Basic knowledge of and ability to operate personal computers.

        Apply

        Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume to bcgscjobs@bcgsc.ca, using Job Reference No: Job Reference No.:  GST_P00634_HSA 136838_Library Core_2022_11_24 in the subject line of your email.

        This posting will remain online until filled.

        As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

        We believe that equity, diversity and inclusivity are essential for the advancement of human knowledge and science.

        We welcome all applicants and provide all employees with equal opportunity for advancement, regardless of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, conviction of a criminal or summary conviction offence unrelated to their employment.

        All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

        About the GSC

        Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC)

        Today’s Research. Tomorrow’s Medicine.

        The GSC is a department of the BC Cancer Research Institute and a high-throughput genome sequencing facility. We are leaders in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics in pursuit of novel treatment strategies for cancers and other diseases.

        Among the world’s first genome centres to be established within a cancer clinic, for more than two decades our scientists and innovators have been designing and deploying cutting-edge technologies to benefit health and advance clinical research.

        Among the GSC’s most significant accomplishments are the first publication to demonstrate the use of whole-genome sequencing to inform cancer treatment planning, the first published sequence of the SARS coronavirus genome and major contributions to the first physical map of the human genome as part of the Human Genome Project.

        By joining the GSC you will become part of an exceptional and diverse team of scientists, clinicians, experts and professionals operating at the leading edge of clinical research. We look for people who share our core values—science, timeliness, respect—to join us on our mission to use genome science for the betterment of health and society.

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