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 Number: RA2-R0004-2021-03-10
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.
Incumbents have directly related laboratory experience and familiarity with specific research programs and methodologies of the hiring laboratory. They work under supervision and perform experiments by following established laboratory procedures. They report to the Department Head, Principal Investigator, or designate, with duties including:
- Performs a variety of established technical procedures according to written protocols.
- Performs experiments by following established laboratory procedures according to written protocols.
- Records results, including computer data entry.
- Provides input regarding modification of procedures as requested by the Department Head, Principal Investigator, or designate.
- Maintains and stores cell lines and primary cultures.
- Maintains and stores test materials and products.
- Maintains inventory of laboratory supplies and equipment.
- May demonstrate work methods or procedures to less experienced assistants as designated.
A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to graduation from a recognized Bachelor’s program in an appropriate discipline (e.g., Bachelor of Science) plus two (2) years of recent related experience in a research laboratory. A familiarity with mammalian cell culture techniques, flow cytometry/FACS and library construction for DNA sequencing will be considered essential assets.
Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names of three referees willing to provide letters of reference. The cover letter should include a brief description of your previous research experience and long-term career goals. Please email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the position would require working remotely on a part-time temporary basis. This restriction would be re-evaluated upon re-contracting.