The BCCA and PHSA are committed to the continuing leadership of world class research in the full spectrum of cancer control activities. These include basic and translational research to understand the causes of cancer, to eliminate the impact of cancer in patients diagnosed with the disease and to improve the lives of those living with or cured of cancer. The BCCA has entered a new era of integrated research activity that will build on the foundation of the past to reach new heights of progress through extended collaborations and partnerships both within and external to the organization.
The Genome Sciences Centre has a primary mandate to deploy resources and technology of a high-throughput genome mapping and DNA sequencing lab to decrypt the genetic code, specifically to advance cancer research, diagnosis and treatment. Combining the experience of world-renowned scientists, the GSC plays a major role in the fields of genomics and bioinformatics as well as various genome projects around the world. The priority of the centre is to find innovative means to automate the sequencing and fingerprinting process, develop cost-effective measures that will make such research financially viable and utilize state-of-the-art computing facilities to collect, mine, analyze and disperse data collected at this and other genome facilities.
BCCA is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Patients first • Best value • Results matter • Excellence through knowledge • Open to possibilities.
Genome Sciences Centre
One Regular Full Time Role
Posting # 27426
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. Reporting to the Leader, Projects Management Team and working within the context of a research culture and in accordance with established policies and procedures, vision and values of the Genome Sciences Centre (GSC), the Projects Coordinator works with the Projects Managers in the management of various projects and grants at the GSC. A major focus of this position involves monitoring the budgets for various projects and grants as well as progress/milestones, and compilation and analysis of project management data to support project proposals and reports. The Projects Coordinator also coordinates communication from the project team to stakeholders, providing an important liaison role in the project team.
Examples of Duties:
- Participates on multiple projects and programs throughout the project lifespan; participates in initiatives in project management research, methodology, design, planning, implementation, integration, evaluation and ongoing monitoring.
- Contributes to the monitoring of budgets and progress for research projects, grants and core activities in collaboration with the Leader, Projects Management Team and Projects Managers, to ensure that funds are spent as planned and within budget and that project objectives are achieved.
- Compiles, analyzes, summarizes and communicates data to describe project progress and status. Evaluates whether project objectives/milestones are met in consultation with the Leader, Projects Management Team and Projects Managers. Identifies discrepancies between project progress and anticipated status for the attention of the Projects Team Leader.
- Recommends strategies and develops plans in collaboration with Projects Manager to resolve project efficiency issues where required.
- Liaises with agencies and collaborators on communication and reporting discrepancies and refers strategic issues to the Leader, Projects Management Team.
Education, Training and Experience
A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to completion of a diploma/certificate from a recognized college (preferably in Science or Business), plus a minimum of 3 (three) years of recent related experience in project management and/or a research development management role.
Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of project management methodologies and principles, project evaluation and monitoring, and multiple project interaction and integration. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and assignments within a fast paced environment. Demonstrated organizational, analytical and decision-making skills. Excellent ability to organize work and communicate effectively. Excellent communication skills both verbal and written. Demonstrated computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project). Ability to work under pressure of deadlines. Ability to accept responsibility and work independently. Must be physically able to perform the job duties.
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