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.
This position is for a temporary 18-month leave replacement.
Job Reference No: RPC-R00022-2021-08-11
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 time? 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.
Reporting to the Head, Project Management or 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. Projects will involve personalized oncogenomics, collaborative services management, or other cancer genomics research.
- 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, which may include, meeting coordination and follow-up, coordination of case reviews
- Maintaining accurate information on sample status, including sample and associated metadata acquisition, processing, stakeholder reporting
- 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
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 level Research Project Coordinator, 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.
Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume to email@example.com, using Project Manager 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 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.