Job Reference No: RA1_R00003_Gregg Morin Lab_2022_01_19

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 of Science or Laboratory Technician degree in chemical, biochemical, or biotechnical sciences, with direct work experience in proteomics or analytical mass spectrometry, you could become an integral member of our team. 

As a Research Assistant in the GSC Proteomics Platform, under the supervision of Dr. Gregg Morin, the successful candidate will contribute to research focused on understanding proteome variation in cellular models of cancer, and in tumour samples, to understand the function of cancer related genes and to identify biomarkers. Specifically, you will assist work toward developing proteomic methods for protein function research, and prepare samples for mass spectrometry analysis for the Platform collaborators. The goal of the research is to aid understanding of cancer development and ultimately improve cancer management and treatment. 

Duties and Responsibilities 


  • Maintaining data logs of samples analyzed and instrument use
  • Liaising with collaborators to coordinate sample submission and communicating results
  • Contact with client lab personnel
  • Maintaining a detailed lab notebook


  • Preparing samples for proteomic analysis
  • Operating facility instrumentation including off-line HPLC fractionation systems, mass spectrometers, speed vacs, and related instrumentation
  • Performing initial data analysis
  • Assist in the development of cutting edge protocols for clinical proteomics


  • Theoretical knowledge of tandem mass spectrometry
  • Experience with mass spectrometry instrumentation
  • Experience with clinical sample preparation for proteomics
  • Experience with processing cells and tissues for proteomics
  • Practical experience with analytical reversed phase chromatography (HPLC and nanoLC)

A BSc. or Laboratory Technician degree in chemical, biochemical, or biotechnical sciences with direct work experience in proteomics or analytical mass spectrometry, or the equivalent.

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Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume to, using RA1_R00003_Gregg Morin Lab_2022_01_19 in the subject line of your email.

This posting will remain online until filled.

The work for the position would primarily be on site and would adhere to current PHSA COVID-19 guidelines for on site work at the BC Cancer Research Institute. Remote work would be expected for work not requiring in person work. Work restrictions are re-evaluated according to PHSA guidance.

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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